They have fleets with hundreds of thousands of vehicles and command multibillion-dollar streams of revenue.But in the rapidly shifting transportation landscape, even the Goliaths of the rental car industry -- some of the best-known brands in the world -- worry about being left behind.That may explain why some of the largest rental car companies have spent several years waging a … [Read more...] about Airbnb for cars is here. And the rental car giants are not happy.
It’s fair to say that Airbnb revolutionized the travel industry, creating a platform for short-term lets, allowing people to make money from their homes, and stay for a small amount of money in a real person’s home, anywhere in the world.But what if smart home technology could make the stranger’s home that you end up staying in more like your own? Well, … [Read more...] about There’s no place like home: how smart tech could make your Airbnb more homey
If you're booking a room with Airbnb and heading to China, be aware that the company is sharing your information with the local authorities. The home-sharing service will begin sharing data on guests, including passport information and booking dates, with the Chinese government, according to Bloomberg, which also reported that it may also disclose information on hosts as … [Read more...] about Airbnb will work more closely with China to share guest information
Airbnb and other platforms for short-term rental listings are exacerbating the housing crisis in New Orleans, says a new report from the Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative (JPNSI). The analysis in the report falls in line with similar findings in other cities — a substantial chunk of short-term rentals are controlled by operators with multiple properties, … [Read more...] about Activists say Airbnb makes New Orleans housing shortage worse
The company was quick to note that this is "similar to other hospitality companies" that operate in China, and that those worried about the consequences could deactivate their listings.Airbnb hasn't elaborated on just what it's disclosing. However, a spokesperson told Reuters that it honors Chinese law. The company started its own Chinese division and moved data onshore to make … [Read more...] about Airbnb starts sharing Chinese hosts’ info with the government