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Airbnb Increases Efforts to Boost Short-Term Rentals in Multifamily Buildings

Building on initiatives that had mixed results in the past, Airbnb is debuting an Airbnb-Friendly Apartments program to enable long-term renters in multifamily buildings where landlords permit it to list their rooms or apartments on Airbnb. Sentral Wynwood in Miami participated in Airbnb's new Airbnb-Friendly Apartments Program. Source: Airbnb For both guests and hosts, one…

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Airbnb Hosts Vs. Property Managers

Today’s edition of Skift’s daily podcast looks at how Airbnb identifies hosts, a hybrid work rethink, and United's new pilot bases.

Airbnb Hosts Vs. Property Managers

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Airbnb’s Talking Points About Individual Hosts Hit a Reality Check

Airbnb has promoted a tale about the composition of hosts on its platforms, a saga contradicted by AirDNA research. It's time for Airbnb to be more transparent.

Airbnb’s Talking Points About Individual Hosts Hit a Reality Check

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Southern Europe’s Short-Term Rentals Boosted by Economic Crisis in North

The region is already seeing soaring demand for long-term winter stays because of rising energy costs in the north. The impact on traditional vacation pricing could be huge.

Southern Europe’s Short-Term Rentals Boosted by Economic Crisis in North

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Airbnb Mulls Consolidating Cleaning Fees and Other Top Stories This Week

In Skift's top stories this week, Airbnb considers eliminating cleaning fees as a separate charge for guests, IHG unveiled its 18th brand, and Abu Dhabi Airport expects a surge in passengers.

Airbnb Mulls Consolidating Cleaning Fees and Other Top Stories This Week

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Spanish Tourism Leaders Lobby to Curb Short-Term Rental Boom

The hollowing out of city centers to make way for tourists is not good in the short-term and just terrible for long-term quality of life for residents and visitors alike.

Spanish Tourism Leaders Lobby to Curb Short-Term Rental Boom

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Oman Tourism Opens the Way for Approved Short-Term Rentals

UnderTheDoormat Group CEO Merilee Karr said her company's new technology and distribution agreement with Visit Oman can be a novel approach to short-term regulation — one where technology can spur governments to embrace the sector rather than shun it. UnderTheDoormat CEO Merilee Karr and Shabib Al Maamari, managing director, Visit Oman, signed a a short-term…

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Airbnb Mulls Removing Cleaning Fees as a Separate Charge

Hosts may be sabotaging their own bookings by levying excessively high cleaning fees. It is turning off many people to Airbnb, which is a concern for the company.

Airbnb Mulls Removing Cleaning Fees as a Separate Charge

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Short-Term Rental Firm RedAwning Bought Channel Manager Lexicon Travel Technologies

California-based RedAwning announced it acquired channel manager Lexicon Travel Technologies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. A vacation rental in the RedAwning portfolio. Source: RedAwning Channel managers have tech systems to assist accommodations in distributing their properties to websites such as Airbnb, Vrbo and Booking, and sometimes to global distribution systems, among other outlets.…

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Airbnb to Ease Host Sign-Up Process, Add More Search Categories

Airbnb is taking steps to increase its traction with hosts, namely to find new ones and to keep them. Its level of success will depend on how well it executes these changes in practice.

Airbnb to Ease Host Sign-Up Process, Add More Search Categories