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Airbnb partners with International Olympic Committee

mm Chief Assignment Editor- November 30, 2019

Airbnb and International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Airbnb announced a nine-year, five-Games partnership designed to create a new standard for ... Read More

US Representatives demand answers from Airbnb CEO

editor editor- November 22, 2019

US Representatives sent a letter addressed to Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky demanding answers and requesting information about misleading listings that ... Read More

Tourism promotion and hotel tax: Is that an oxymoron?

editor editor- October 24, 2019

Adding a hotel tax onto bills seems to be the way to go if funding is needed for tourism promotion. ... Read More

Survey: Americans support reforming federal law to rein in short-term rentals

mm Chief Assignment Editor- September 10, 2019

According to a new national survey, Americans overwhelmingly support amending federal law to remove loopholes used by short-term rental sites, ... Read More

Smart City Policy Group hosts first short-term rental regulations summit

mm Chief Assignment Editor- June 6, 2019

Smart City Policy Group will host a first-of-its-kind short-term rental regulations conference - Smart City Policy Summit - on August ... Read More

Puerto Rico Tourism hungry for good news: Today best news in 8 years

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 5, 2019

Puerto Rico is hungry for good news after the island's tourism industry came to an all-time low after a devastating ... Read More

Airbnb now available in Arabic

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 23, 2019

Airbnb announced that its global accommodation and experiences platform will be available in Arabic to enable its growing community across ... Read More

PATA Annual Summit 2019: Issues of sustainability and social responsibility

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 22, 2019

The PATA Annual Summit 2019 (PAS 2019), under the theme ‘Progress with a Purpose’, opened in Cebu, Philippines on May ... Read More

How are Airbnb and Thailand Government Savings Bank working together?

Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand Andrew J. Wood - eTN Thailand- May 18, 2019

Airbnb, a community-driven hospitality company, and the Government Savings Bank, Thailand’s 105-year-old state-owned bank, today announced an official strategic partnership ... Read More

Do Airbnb guests trust their hosts?

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 17, 2019

First impressions can go a long way. When it comes to owning and operating a vacation investment property like an ... Read More

Airbnb joins the European Travel Commission to promote healthy tourism

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 16, 2019

Airbnb, the global community-driven end-to-end travel platform, has joined the European Travel Commission (ETC) as an Associate Member to support ... Read More

48 million Americans would skip a credit card payment over a vacation

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 15, 2019

48 million Americans say they would skip a credit card payment before they’d skip a vacation, according a new survey ... Read More

Off-the-beaten-track Thai destinations experiencing explosive Airbnb growth

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 13, 2019

New data released today highlights how the Airbnb community is helping grow tourism in off-the-beaten-track destinations across Thailand and the ... Read More

Hilton’s brand portfolio overtakes Marriott’s as world’s most valuable

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 9, 2019

Hilton has extended its lead as the world’s most valuable hotel brand while the total value of its brand portfolio ... Read More

Italian Tourist Tax receipts in Italy: A record for 2019

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- May 6, 2019

The Italy City Tourist Tax for the year 2019 is foreseen to reach a new record of 600 million euro. ... Read More

Airbnb v. Hotels: Competing and benefiting in the sharing economy

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 1, 2019

Researchers from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University published new research which sheds new light on the ... Read More

Hawaii legislator’s push for Airbnb taxation bill a success

editor editor- May 1, 2019

Hawaii Senate Bill 1292 just squeaked by passing which will allow the Aloha State to collect transient accommodation and general ... Read More

National child safety advocate calls for ban on Airbnb hidden cameras

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 16, 2019

National child safety advocacy group, Stop Child Predators, called on state and local government leaders in the U.S. today to ... Read More

Gavel slams: Airbnb not eligible for privileged tax treatment

editor editor- April 15, 2019

A report released on behalf of the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) calls on state and local government leaders to ... Read More

France remains world’s top tourist destination despite ‘Yellow Vests’ nuisance

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 13, 2019

According to France’s national statistics institute (INSEE), the number of nights foreign tourists spent in the country’s hotels, campsites and ... Read More

South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit returns to Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 11, 2019

The South East Asia Hotel Investors’ Summit returns for its third edition in May and will again feature top executives ... Read More

UNWTO Convenes Cities in Lisbon to Cooperate on a Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Tourism Agenda

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 8, 2019

The first UNWTO Mayors Forum for Sustainable Urban Tourism, co-organized by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Ministry of Economy ... Read More

WTTC launches global taskforce on human trafficking

editor editor- April 4, 2019

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has today announced the formation of a global taskforce to help prevent and ... Read More

WTTC 19th Global Summit final program: Changemakers including President Obama meet in Seville

Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN Elisabeth Lang - special to eTN- March 31, 2019

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) will be heading to Seville, Spain this week to attend the  19th Global ... Read More

Airbnb co-founder headed to Phillippines for travel summit

editor editor- March 27, 2019

“We are excited to be welcoming Mr. Nathan Blecharczyk to the PATA Annual Summit 2019. It is nearly impossible to ... Read More

IGLTA Foundation adds industry leaders from Google & Airbnb to its Board

editor editor- March 26, 2019

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association Foundation announced today that Dougal Mckenzie, Head of Industry, Travel, at Google, and Maria Cuba, ... Read More

IGLTA Foundation’s new NYC think tank to address key issues in LGBTQ+ Tourism

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 21, 2019

The International LGBTQ+ Travel Association Foundation (IGLTAF) inaugural Leadership Think Tank will unite top executives from LGBTQ+ welcoming destinations around ... Read More

City of Santa Monica prevails against Airbnb and HomeAway in court

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 13, 2019

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today affirmed the City of Santa Monica's Home-Sharing Ordinance in the face of a ... Read More

Airbnb’s acquisition of Hotel Tonight increases its appeal ahead of eventual IPO

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 8, 2019

On March 7, 2019 that San Francisco-based travel giant, Airbnb announced that its has agreed to acquire Hotel Tonight. Following ... Read More

Tourism to become a US$50 billion industry in India

editor editor- March 7, 2019

Technology and tourism were in focus at a meeting held on March 6 organized by the Internet and Mobile Association ... Read More

Texas is latest US state to blacklist Airbnb for anti-Israel actions

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 6, 2019

Texas is adding home sharing firm Airbnb to a short list of companies that cannot receive state investments because it ... Read More

Airbnb slammed for anti-Semitism in Florida ad campaign

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 5, 2019

The Committee for Israel, a national pro-Israel organization, launched an ad campaign today condemning Airbnb for its recent anti-Semitic decision ... Read More

Airbnb banned from Texas contracts due to anti-Semitic actions

editor editor- March 2, 2019

In response to Airbnb’s anti-Semitic decision to de-list Jewish-owned properties, but no others, in the disputed territory known as the ... Read More

Lithuania tourism booming and German visitors love it

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 24, 2019

Germans love to travel to Lithuania. It resulted n a record year in 2018 for Lithuania Tourism. 3,6 million people used ... Read More

Hong Kong’s travel spending up 5.8% and continue growing

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 22, 2019

In 2018, Hong Kong citizens made 92.21 million departures in 2018, averaging 12.4 departures per person! Total revenue of the ... Read More

WTACH to protect local cultures, heritage and historical sites from overtourism

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 16, 2019

World Tourism Association for Culture and Heritage (WTACH) has been formed to protect local cultures, heritage and historical sites that ... Read More