Fun + Unique Airbnb News, June ’17

airbnb news june 2017

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 June 2017.

 

Let me know your thoughts on this recent Airbnb news in the comments below!

 

 

Airbnb Is Testing a Feature That Would Let You Split the Cost With Friends

With the new feature, you’re able to split the cost up to 16 ways. I’ll be your 17th guest 🙂 *enthusiastically raising hand*

Like Uber, Airbnb will allow you to split the cost with friends. Click To Tweet

 

Japan passes law legalizing Airbnb and other sharing economy rentals

This is great news even though Japan still put restrictions on their citizens. A lot better than San Francisco, one of the most backward tech cities in the world which will come back to haunt them greatly (and all other cities like Berlin, Barcelona, and New York).

 

The Top 20 Tents for Rent in the United States – Airbnb

Click for the top 20 tents for rent on Airbnb in the US Click To Tweet

 

Here’s How Much the Average Airbnb Host Earns in a Month

“Airbnb hosts make nearly three times as much.”

 

Introducing A New Way to Check In

This is much needed. I’ve been stranded all over the world trying to find my way into the Airbnb.

 

Airbnb Promotes Executive to Double Down in China

Doubling investment and tripling its workforce in China to catch up with Tujia with 480,000 properties (Airbnb has 80,000). Uber failed. Let’s see if Airbnb prevails.

 

Airbnb’s Open Homes Platform to House 10,000 Refugees Real Soon

Airbnb's Open Homes platform houses 10K refugees! Click To Tweet

 

 

 

 

Airbnb Acquires Background Check Startup Troo.Ly Founded By Indian Origin Founders

Founded in 2014, Troo.ly offers a background checker for individuals and businesses using public and permissible digital footprints to predict their trustworthiness.