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  • To stop parties, Airbnb won’t let some guests book homes Jul 02, 2020 10:46 PM IST

    To stop parties, Airbnb won’t let some guests book homes

    The San Francisco-based home sharing company said US guests under age 25 with fewer than three positive Airbnb reviews won’t be allowed to book entire homes close to where they live. Airbnb wouldn’t reveal how it defines what is “close.”

  • Airbnb partners with Brazil virus hotspot Sao Paulo on post-pandemic tourism Jun 13, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    Airbnb partners with Brazil virus hotspot Sao Paulo on post-pandemic tourism

    Virus hotspot Sao Paulo is the first destination in Latin America chosen by Airbnb as part of a global push to revive its business as authorities ease coronavirus-related restrictions on tourism.

  • Airbnb launches initiative to boost domestic travel focusing on nearby destinations Jun 11, 2020 08:50 PM IST

    Airbnb launches initiative to boost domestic travel focusing on nearby destinations

    In India, 51 percent of the company's business comprises domestic bookings. In addition, search trends and wishlists by its users in India indicate that long lockdown has only piqued interest in and aspirations to travel, once the lockdown is eased, Airbnb said in a statement.

  • Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky: "My world’s gotten really small” May 25, 2020 12:54 PM IST

    Airbnb co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky: "My world’s gotten really small”

    The Associated Press spoke with Chesky about Airbnb and the future of travel. Answers have been edited for length.

  • In post-pandemic world, people will travel for fun, not work: Airbnb CEO May 18, 2020 11:20 AM IST

    In post-pandemic world, people will travel for fun, not work: Airbnb CEO

    Adding that people will become digital nomads, Chesky said his home-sharing company will focus more on longer-term stays once the virus is contained.

  • Airbnb cuts 25% jobs as coronavirus hits home rentals May 06, 2020 07:55 AM IST

    Airbnb cuts 25% jobs as coronavirus hits home rentals

    “Airbnb’s business has been hit hard, with revenue this year forecasted to be less than half of what we earned in 2019,” founder Brian Chesky said in a memo to employees.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Airbnb gets $1 bn investment for post-virus recovery Apr 07, 2020 10:25 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Airbnb gets $1 bn investment for post-virus recovery

    Airbnb on Monday announced it was taking a billion dollars in new investment to endure and, it hopes, thrive in a travel world transformed by the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Y Combinator hunkers down, may work remotely for next batch    Mar 16, 2020 12:51 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Y Combinator hunkers down, may work remotely for next batch  

    The announcement is a blow to startups, as the US-based seed accelerator has increased its focus on India.

  • Startup corner | Oyo new Softbank darling after WeWork setback. Should it be cautious? Sep 26, 2019 02:46 PM IST

    Startup corner | Oyo new Softbank darling after WeWork setback. Should it be cautious?

    Softbank-invested WeWork’s IPO hit a bump due to valuations that seemed too high. A share buy-back by founder helped Oyo’s valuation jump three-fold within a year.

  • Airbnb plans public listing in 2020 Sep 19, 2019 09:30 PM IST

    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.

  • Airbnb had direct economic impact of around $150 million in India in 2018 Jul 08, 2019 05:35 PM IST

    Airbnb had direct economic impact of around $150 million in India in 2018

    Airbnb hosts collectively earned almost $28 million (over Rs 190 crore) and welcomed approximately 800,000 guests in 2018, the company said in a statement.

  • Oyo has an American dream Jun 28, 2019 03:34 PM IST

    Oyo has an American dream

    Oyo’s American dream comes with a host of challenges despite the Indian unicorn being able to leverage on investor Airbnb’s home expertise

  • Airbnb touts Japan recovery, bolstered by hotel listings Jun 06, 2019 10:37 AM IST

    Airbnb touts Japan recovery, bolstered by hotel listings

    As a result of the new law, Airbnb listings collapsed from the 62,000 online prior to the change, leaving travellers without accommodation at short notice.

  • Comment | Airbnb invests in Oyo to build its road to the Streets, Oyo gets a global platform Apr 04, 2019 11:17 AM IST

    Comment | Airbnb invests in Oyo to build its road to the Streets, Oyo gets a global platform

    By pouring in $200 million to fuel its competitor Oyo's fire, Airbnb gets a better hold in India and China -- two markets where Airbnb has had limited luck.

  • Airbnb - OYO deal to help both entities capitalise on shift to branded hotels Apr 02, 2019 03:42 PM IST

    Airbnb - OYO deal to help both entities capitalise on shift to branded hotels

    OYO has now raised more than $1.7 billion from investors to date, including this new capital.

  • Indian women earned Rs 74 crore thanks to Airbnb's boost to entrepreneurship Mar 08, 2019 03:38 PM IST

    Indian women earned Rs 74 crore thanks to Airbnb's boost to entrepreneurship

    Airbnb also runs a program called Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) under which 2 million rural Indian women are employed

  • India is one of the fastest-growing emerging markets for Airbnb: Nathan Blecharczyk Feb 22, 2019 07:08 PM IST

    India is one of the fastest-growing emerging markets for Airbnb: Nathan Blecharczyk

    The company, which commenced operations in India in 2016, currently has 45,000 listings on its platform.

  • How CEOs travel: When Vista Rooms' Amit Damani lost his car keys in a French lake Dec 24, 2018 03:03 PM IST

    How CEOs travel: When Vista Rooms' Amit Damani lost his car keys in a French lake

    Tapping into travelers who are mostly C-suites by profession, Amit Damani, Co-Founder of Vista Rooms has focused only on premium villas to create his definition of alternative to hotels for a better travel experience

  • Airbnb faces Israeli class-action lawsuit for delisting settlements Nov 23, 2018 11:25 AM IST

    Airbnb faces Israeli class-action lawsuit for delisting settlements

    Palestinians who want to establish an independent state taking in the West Bank have welcomed Airbnb's move.

  • Airbnb cancels sleepover at Great Wall of China Aug 09, 2018 12:51 PM IST

    Airbnb cancels sleepover at Great Wall of China

    Winners could have spent a night in a renovated section of the UNESCO-listed world heritage site

  • Airbnb testing project that allows hosts sign up to donate emergency housing before a disaster Jun 12, 2018 01:53 PM IST

    Airbnb testing project that allows hosts sign up to donate emergency housing before a disaster

    Airbnb is also offering an “in person preparedness training and recruitment events” for hosts and spearheading streamlining of protocols for communicating with local authorities to match up the donated space with those who need it.

  • Airbnb inks MoUs to promote tourism in North-East Mar 19, 2018 06:08 PM IST

    Airbnb inks MoUs to promote tourism in North-East

    Apart from NEC and NETDC, MoUs have also been signed with North East Rural Livelihood Project (NERLP) and North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Society (NERCRMS), Airbnb said in a statement.

  • Luxurious Airbnb properties where celebs like Shahrukh Khan & Shilpa Shetty have stayed Feb 09, 2018 06:20 PM IST

    Luxurious Airbnb properties where celebs like Shahrukh Khan & Shilpa Shetty have stayed

    More and more people are holidaying like their favourite stars, putting up at places they’ve opted to stay in.

  • Airbnb says no listing in 2018, CFO to leave, names first COO Feb 02, 2018 08:25 AM IST

    Airbnb says no listing in 2018, CFO to leave, names first COO

    San Francisco-based Airbnb, a service where homeowners and renters can post their house, room or apartment for rent, had been on a list of anticipated initial public offerings this year.

  • Airbnb to spend $100,000 promoting tourism in places which Trump had termed 'shithole countries' Jan 16, 2018 06:23 PM IST

    Airbnb to spend $100,000 promoting tourism in places which Trump had termed 'shithole countries'

    Lately, the social media team of Airbnb and its CEO Brian Chesky have started tweeting about the destination which Trump said to have badmouthed

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