Fun + Unique Airbnb News, February ’17

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In this monthly piece, I’m going to focus on the fun and interesting news coming out about Airbnb. I’ll mostly be ignoring news from governments and special-interest groups about regulation, litigation, taxes, housing crisis, etc.

Airbnb becomes profitable for the first time

Airbnb becomes profitable for the first time. Click To Tweet

Everyone’s so worried about profitability, but it’s a function of growth. Airbnb is spending a ton of money to capitalize on growth right now and increase valuation. At any moment, they can pull back the spending and be ‘profitable’. With that said, this is great. However, Airbnb has had profitable quarters in the past; historically, Q3 is most profitable for the company.

 

Airbnb is renting out the greenest place possible (12 Photos)

 

Unfortunately, the link isn’t working 🙁 But, the photos are unreal!

 

Airbnb co-founder was a spam ‘pioneer,’ new book says

 

This is true. A search of ‘Nathan Blecharczyk’ will bring up his spammy past, although you may have to dig a bit to find it probably due to some negative-SEO on his end.

 

Soon You’ll Be Able to Rent Richard Branson’s Island on Airbnb

Soon you'll be able to rent Richard Branson's island on Airbnb. Click To Tweet

Well, the title was better than ‘Airbnb buys Luxury Retreats for $300M’… Follow the link to see amazing photos of Richard Branson’s Necker Island for $80,000/nt.

 

Airbnb: Stranded refugees can stay with us for free

 

I think companies should stay out of politics. This year, many (Lyft, Netflix, etc.) have felt the desire to speak out against our president. Hey, Airbnb, focus on your business. Plus, 60M+ Americans voted for Trump.

 

AirBnb cofounders personally edited the company’s controversial Super Bowl ad

 

I think Airbnb can house refugees without making a political statement for $5M. You can watch the actual Superbowl ad through the link.

 

Should You Turn Your Property Into An Airbnb Rental?

 

Many factors go into this decision, but if you want to make more money, then the answer is a resounding yes, basically anywhere in the world. This article sheds on light on this question for those a bit skeptical.

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About Danny Rusteen:

The Airbnb Pro, Danny has been connected to Airbnb since 2012 as an Airbnb employee, Superhost, and Airbnb property manager. In 2018, Danny passed 500 nights in an Airbnb as a guest. Danny has traveled to over 25 countries with Airbnb and sifted through thousands of Airbnb listings, so he knows what makes a listing stand out and how to offer a world-class experience to your guest.