Fun + Unique Airbnb News, July ’18

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. This post is Airbnb news July 2018.

 

Take a trip to Mars with Airbnb—no space travel required

 

6 lucky guests got to take part in this special one-day Airbnb experience in La Palma, Spain.

 

 

6 interesting facts you probably didn’t know about Airbnb

 

“#5 20 entire soccer teams check into Airbnb every minute”

 

How many did you know?

 

Did you know 20 entire soccer teams check into Airbnb every minute?” Click To Tweet

 

Airbnb is grappling with how to treat people with criminal convictions

 

Very interesting two way article. Should a prior convicted criminal who already received punishment be repunished, sometimes indefinitely, by private businesses? On one hand, these businesses don’t have the resources to vet all prior criminals and they would rather err on the side of cuation, but on the other hand, most of these prior criminals have done time and trying to live out the rest of their time on this planet in a crime free way.

 

 

Airbnb Reacts To Supreme Court Decision On Travel Ban

 

Stop it! I’m confident you’ll slowly phase this flawed practice out of commenting on political issues you (Brian, Nate, and/or Joe) don’t agree with, especially as you edge towards and IPO.

 

Here is the 30-second ad that Airbnb released

 

 

Airbnb aims to be ‘ready’ to go public from June 30, 2019, creates cash bonus program for staff

 

Will you invest?

 

 

Airbnb tests earlier payouts for hosts

 

 

Would you sign up? For a 1% fee, you can get ½ the booking revenue at the time of reservation.

 

I would love to read your comments about this news or new stuff not covered! This was Airbnb news July 2018.


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