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Airbnb: Online platform for rental accommodations
Airbnb, Inc. is an American vacation rental online marketplace company based in San Francisco, California, United States. Airbnb offers arrangement for lodging, primarily homestays, or tourism experiences. The company does not own any of the real estate listings, nor does it host events; it acts as a broker, receiving commissions from each booking.

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Airbnb Is Cancelling 1-Night Stays During Halloween Weekend [Video]

Airbnb Is Cancelling 1-Night Stays During Halloween Weekend

Airbnb announced on Friday that they were prohibiting all single-night bookings on Halloween weekend in the United States and Canada.

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Accommodation Listing Offers Chance To Spend A Night As Mayor Of Hell [Video]

Accommodation Listing Offers Chance To Spend A Night As Mayor Of Hell

An accommodation listing is offering the chance to spend a night as Mayor of 'Hell'. John Colone, the self-proclaimed Mayor of Hell, Michigan, is inviting local residents to claim his throne for the..

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Airbnb Plans IPO, Seek About $3 Billion [Video]

Airbnb Plans IPO, Seek About $3 Billion

Joe Scarnici/Getty Airbnb aims to IPO in December and will seek to raise about $3 billion, Reuters reported Friday. The debut could value the company at more than $30 billion, sources told Reuters...

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Town hosts 'Airbnb from Hell' [Video]

Town hosts 'Airbnb from Hell'

Airbnb announces that John Colone, the self-proclaimed mayor of Hell,Michigan, is inviting local residents to claim his throne for the evening andis listing β€˜Hell’ on Airbnb for three nights in..

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EU capitals want greater control over short term rentals, despite drop in tourism [Video]

EU capitals want greater control over short term rentals, despite drop in tourism

Local leaders from some of Europe's capital cities are looking to curb the impact of "over-tourism" by restricting how online short-term rental platforms, like Airbnb, operate.

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Will Smith helps launch budget break at The Fresh Prince of Bel Air mansion on Airbnb [Video]

Will Smith helps launch budget break at The Fresh Prince of Bel Air mansion on Airbnb

Will Smith teamed up with his good friend Jazzy Jeff to launch the mansion from his much-loved TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel Air on Airbnb.

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is now on Airbnb – hosted by Will Smith [Video]

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is now on Airbnb – hosted by Will Smith

Will Smith and Airbnb are offering fans a trip to California, and down memorylan, with a star-studded stay at the Brentwood mansion made famous by Ninetiessmash hit, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.Marking..

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Airbnb Declines Takeover By Billionaire Investor [Video]

Airbnb Declines Takeover By Billionaire Investor

REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Summary List Placement Airbnb declined a merger with Bill Ackman's record-size acquisition company after early-stage talks, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday. The home-rental..

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Airbnb blocks US Halloween bookings over party fears

The company wants to crack down on house parties after concerns of a second Covid wave.
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'Fresh Prince of Bell-Air' Mansion Hits Airbnb for Royal Stays

Thirty years after Will Smith looked at his kingdom and sat on his throne as the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" ... he's giving fans the chance to book the famous mansion on Airbnb. Big Willie and the..
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AirBnB bans all house parties worldwide

The home-sharing firm threatens legal action against guests or hosts who violate the ban.
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Last Remaining Blockbuster Converted Into Airbnb

The world's last remaining Blockbuster store is getting an extreme makeover ... it's converting into a rental property for an epic end-of-summer sleepover!!! Here's the deal ... Sandi Harding, the..
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Police shut down illegal London house party attended by more than 150 people

Neighbours call police after AirBnb property used to host 'gigantic party that quickly got out of hand'
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Illegal lockdown parties hosted in online rentals

Revellers have hosted events at properties booked on Airbnb and Booking.com, an industry body claims.
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Stadium shuttered? No problem. Rent your Field of Dreams on Airbnb

U.S. professional sports may be on hold during the pandemic, but anybody with $1,500 can rent a minor league baseball stadium in Florida on Airbnb to create their own experience.
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Airbnb cuts 1,900 jobs as coronavirus hits home rentals

Airbnb Inc is laying off 25% of its workforce, or nearly 1,300 employees, the home rental startup said on Tuesday, as the COVID-19 pandemic brings global travel to a near standstill.
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Airbnb to lay off 1,900 employees: sources

Home rental startup Airbnb Inc is planning to lay off 1,900 employees due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
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Coronavirus: Airbnb restricts UK bookings to coronavirus keyworkers

NHS staff and other key workers can still book accommodation through a programme called Frontline Stays.
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Dua Lipa interview: How I released an album from lockdown

The pop star dreamt up her new album in Las Vegas, but she's releasing it from an Airbnb in London.
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Airbnb holds meeting with bankers to extend $1 billion debt facility: source

Airbnb Inc on Wednesday held a phone meeting with bankers to discuss extending an existing $1 billion debt facility as the home rental start-up grapples with a slowdown from the coronavirus outbreak,..
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UN lists 112 businesses linked to Israeli settlements

The companies identified include Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia Group and Motorola Solutions.
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Airbnb extends booking suspension in Beijing to May

Home rentals company Airbnb said on Wednesday it has extended the suspension of bookings in Beijing until Apr. 30 from Feb. 29, as death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China rose to 1,113.
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Airbnb suspends bookings in Beijing for rest of February

Airbnb said on Monday it has suspended bookings in Beijing until Feb. 29 as death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in China exceeded 900.
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Tameside social services face putting teen in Airbnb, court hears

The girl should lawfully lose her liberty but a specialist unit maybe unavailable, a judge hears.
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Airbnb is not an estate agent, EU court rules

Airbnb will not need an estate agent licence to operate as it is an "information society service".
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Couple falls victim to Airbnb scam in Belfast

Simone and Alice Cardillo arrived at their accommodation to find it was empty and for sale.
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Airbnb teams up with the IOC to provide Games accommodation

Short-term home rental company Airbnb Inc has joined the ranks of leading sponsors of the Olympic Games with a nine year deal to help provide accommodation for the world's biggest sporting event and..
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Airbnb signs Olympics deal up to 2028

Airbnb has struck a deal to support the Olympic Games up to 2028, the short-term home rental company announced on Monday.
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Suspects held in Halloween shooting at California Airbnb

California authorities on Friday were holding four suspects charged with murder and conspiracy in connection with a deadly shooting at a Halloween costume party hosted at an Airbnb rental house in..
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Airbnb, Chobani among companies to oppose U.S. asylum work permit slowdown

Airbnb, Chobani, Western Union and a dozen other companies are urging the withdrawal of a Trump administration proposal to slow down the work permit approval process for asylum seekers.
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Airbnb to review 'high risk reservations' following Halloween shooting

Short-term home rental company Airbnb Inc said on Wednesday it will introduce new safety measures in response to a fatal Halloween shooting in California last week, including a 24/7 hot line and review..
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Airbnb bans 'party houses' after Halloween shooting in California

Airbnb Inc banned "party houses" on Saturday after five people were killed in a shooting at a large Halloween gathering inside a rental home in Northern California that was advertised on the online..
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Four people shot dead at Halloween party at Airbnb rental in California

Four people were shot dead at a crowded Halloween costume party at a house in Orinda in Northern California, the county sheriff's office said on Friday.
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Exarchia: How Airbnb angered Greek anarchists

Home rentals site Airbnb sparked a heated debate about sustainable tourism in an Athens district known for its radical politics.
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Airbnb plans public listing in 2020

Earlier this week, Airbnb said that it took in more than $1 billion in revenue for the second quarter of 2019. Reuters had reported in June that Airbnb was considering a direct listing.
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Airbnb property numbers soar in Valencia

Valencia is one of the cities in Europe fighting back against holiday rental websites.
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Airbnb host fined Β£100,000 and evicted for letting out London council flat to tourists

Council discovers fake account with more than 300 reviews on popular rental site
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