Airbnb

Marriott and Airbnb taking a leaf out of each other’s playbook

Airbnb has announced a move into apartment-style luxury hotel suites in New York City, at a time when Marriott International appears to be ready to launch its own home-rental business, albeit only in the top end for now. The Airbnb move was first reported by The Wall Street Journal and the Marriott riposte has now been confirmed, with their initiative to be named Homes & Villas by Marriott Int...

Airbnb acquisition evidence of platform’s move deeper into business events

Airbnb, the San Francisco-based online hospitality service reportedly worth US$30bn, has moved further into the MICE space with the acquisition of Denmark’s Gaest venue booking platform. The Aarhus start-up offers venue booking options by the hour or daily increments. Gaest was founded in 2015 by Anders Boelskifte Mogensen (CEO), Chris Kjær Sørensen, Christian Schwarz Lausten and Jonas Grau Sigten...

Airbnb’s business travel trends for 2019

Airbnb has released a new report detailing business travel trends which have been on the rise in 2018, and are set to continue in 2019. One notable change that occurred in 2018 was the rise in travel to destinations in Latin America and Africa. While hubs such as London, Paris and New York remain prominent, a number of cities such as Mar Del Plata in Argentina, Guaruja in Brazil and Aguascalientes...

Airbnb a hotel help rather than a hindrance?

Helder Pereira, CEO of the UK’s leading independent hotel management company, RBH doubts whether Airbnb really is a threat to hotels.   Airbnb has grown substantially in recent years and now commands an estimated 22% of the market – making it larger than any individual global hotel group, and begging the question: what exactly is the impact of Airbnb on the hotel industry? Airbnb is both disr...

Airbnb joins the meetings scene

Airbnb has announced on its website that it has started offering online tools to find meetings spaces and teambuilding activities. The online service, which began trading in the US in 2008, says it has seen “exponential growth” in companies using Airbnb for Work. It goes on to say that, to date, 700,000 companies have had employees sign up and book with Airbnb for Work. More than 300,000 are engag...