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    Airbnb offers full refunds to customers

    Airbnb offers full refunds to customers Airbnb Inc. has rolled out a full refund policy for reservations across the globe in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The San Francisco-based company said it will extend its virus-related cancellation policy to every country in the world, allowing...
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    Airbnb pushes"Party Prevention" devices to hosts

    Airbnb pushes"Party Prevention" devices to hosts Airbnb has launched a dedicated page on its website for a range of surveillance devices which aim to crack down on unauthorized parties. The "Party Prevention" devices are designed to detect issues when they arise while preserving the privacy of...
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    We don't want to kill Airbnb - Minister

    We don't want to kill Airbnb - Minister The Tourism Amendment Bill which was recently gazetted which means ‘short-term home rentals’ will now be legislated under the Tourism Act in South Africa. Under the amendments, the minister of tourism will have the power to specify certain ‘thresholds’...
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    Airbnb crackdown in South Africa - Here is what is happening

    Airbnb crackdown in South Africa - Here is what is happening The Federated Hospitality Association of SA (Fedhasa) has called on the government to crack down on Airbnb – a call which has been echoed by smaller hospitality organisations. Airbnb has seen impressive growth in South Africa, and a...
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    Airbnb is killing the tourism industry in South Africa - Hotels

    Airbnb is killing the tourism industry in South Africa - Hotels Major entiities in the hospitality industry in South Africa have called for government to step in an regulate Airbnb, according to a City Press report. Airbnb has seen impressive growth in South Africa, and local hotels are...
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    Airbnb to launch up to 14 new home-sharing buildings by 2020

    Airbnb to launch up to 14 new home-sharing buildings by 2020 Airbnb Inc. is set to debut another almost-hotel—and, according to its development partner, it has many more to come. The latest project for the Silicon Valley home-rental behemoth is a branded apartment complex in Nashville...
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    Airbnb to file for IPO in 2020

    Airbnb to file for IPO in 2020 Airbnb Inc.’s Brian Chesky is trying to soothe the masses. The co-founder and chief executive officer of the home-sharing website told employees on Thursday that it will pay them cash bonuses and is aiming to hold an IPO before late 2020, when some employee...
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    Renting out apartment vs Airbnb

    My partner and I are relocating to Cape Town and we have an apartment in north Joburg. We are thinking of renting it out. So far we listed it on PrivateProperty but only got replies from agencies. Has anyone had success renting out privately by listing on PrivateProperty? We are considering...
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    Booking.com has more non-hotel listings than Airbnb

    Booking.com has more non-hotel listings than Airbnb Booking.com said it has 5 million non-hotel listings, which is more than Airbnb. [Bloomberg]
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    Airbnb hires Amazon Prime head Greg Greeley

    Airbnb hires Amazon Prime head Greg Greeley Airbnb hired Greg Greeley, the head of Amazon.com’s Prime business, as president of its main home-rental unit. [Bloomberg]
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    AirBnB Management Company - For Sale

    HI all Posting on behalf of my gf - not sure if we can list businesses (the "Read First" doesn't seem to say no) Short-Term Rental Property Management Agency For Sale - Cape Town Short-term rental property management agency with a 3-year track record, good reputation and loyal client base...
  12. Newsfeed

    Airbnb client allegedly murdered by Melbourne men

    Airbnb client allegedly murdered by Melbourne men An Airbnb client who booked into a Melbourne house has allegedly been murdered by three men who live there, reported The Guardian.
  13. Newsfeed

    Airbnb hosts in Namibia must register or go to jail

    Airbnb hosts in Namibia must register or go to jail Airbnb hosts in Namibia risk imprisonment if they do not register with Namibia’s tourism regulator, reported Reuters.
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    Have you ever used Airbnb?

    Have you used Airbnb? How was your experience?
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    Airbnb expands into restaurant reservations

    Airbnb expands into restaurant reservations Airbnb Inc. is expanding into restaurant reservations, part of the startup’s plan to become a full-service travel-booking company.
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    South African Airbnb competitor Afristay gets millions in funding

    South African Airbnb competitor Afristay gets millions in funding Local Airbnb competitor Afristay has received millions in funding from South African and international investors.
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    Airbnb cancels accounts of far-right activists

    Airbnb cancels accounts of far-right activists Airbnb is cancelling accounts of far-right activists who appear to have booked reservations in the US state of Virginia ahead of a rally that neo-Nazis and white supremacists are expected to attend.
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    'Late check-out' SA traveller shoved down stairs by Airbnb host in Amsterdam

    Checking out late without prior arrangement is usually frowned upon, can result in additional penalty payments and a very bad profile review - especially on inter-connect, share-economy platforms such as Airbnb. But shoving somebody down the stairs, allegedly threatening their life and...
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    Airbnb to launch a premium tier – Report

    Airbnb to launch a premium tier – Report Airbnb is set to launch a new service which will offer guests high-end homes that have been quality-inspected, according to a report.
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    Airbnb set to purchase background-check start-up - Report

    Airbnb set to purchase background-check startup - Report Airbnb is purchasing a background-check start-up named Trooly to help protect its users from scammers, Bloomberg reports.
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