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Booking via Airbnb? Look for smiling women hosts in photos
Thu, Feb 27, 2020
A high-resolution shot of an elderly female host who is smiling is more likely to attract Airbnb guests than will photos of young hosts.
Airbnb hosts in India earned Rs 190 crore in 2018
Mon, Jul 08, 2019
Airbnb hosts in India collectively earned almost Rs 190 crore and welcomed approximately eight lakh guests in 2018, the company said on Monday. Overall, accommodation rental business Airbnb had an estimated direct economic impact of approximately Rs 1,035 crore in India in one year.
Airbnb to invest $100-200 million in OYO - What we know so far
Mon, Apr 01, 2019
Home-renting company Airbnb will invest between $100 and $200 million in SoftBank Group-backed Indian hotel start-up OYO.
Airbnb invests in OYO's series E funding round
Mon, Apr 01, 2019
The company bought HotelTonight last month, an app for finding hotel rooms at a discount, with an eye on a variety of travellers ahead of a hotly anticipated initial public offering.
India is one of the fastest-growing emerging markets for Airbnb: Blecharczyk
Fri, Feb 22, 2019
Online accommodation platform major Airbnb Friday said India is one of the fastest-growing emerging markets for the company as it unveiled its 'Plus Homes' range in India.
Oyo, MakeMyTrip, Airbnb, other online travel aggregators can't do this; Government makes guidelines - Details here
Sat, Dec 08, 2018
The Ministry of Tourism has formulated guidelines for approval/re-approval of Online Travel Aggregators (OTAs) to make sure that there are adequate safeguards against deficiency of service, alternate arrangements if needed and punitive deterrence.
Airbnb partners with NCW to create opportunities for women in North East
Mon, Jun 11, 2018
The partnership aims to generate technology-enabled livelihood opportunities in tourism and hospitality for women micro-entrepreneurs in the North East, and help families supplement their income through home-sharing on a global platform,
Uber to Airbnb, with consumers as prime focus, how digital brands come up with quick solutions
Wed, Apr 25, 2018
The advent of digital age has spawned huge choices for consumers, with many brands such as Uber, Airbnb earning trust of consumers in short time against the grind brick and mortar brands have to put. The question here: what makes these digital brands so successful? The answer is in the way they treat the consumers.
Airbnb acquires Accomable to offer home rentals for disabled travelers
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Airbnb said on Thursday it acquired London startup Accomable to expand home-renting opportunities for people with disabilities, the latest expansion as Airbnb grows its global travel business.
Ola Cabs, Instacart, Airbnb accounted for 74% of funding in on-demand start-ups in Q1
Sat, Apr 22, 2017
The on-demand sector raised approximately $1.6 billion over 50 deals in Q1 2017.
Airbnb looks to create 50,000 entrepreneurs in India over next 2 years
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
Brian Chesky further said, “India is transformative. I look forward to working with PM Modi to share India's magic with our community around the world.”
Airbnb launches 'Trips' in India for unique travel experiences
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
Airbnb Trips will offer locals and visitors alike the chance to immerse themselves in the people, places and experiences that make the city unique, he added.
Less than 2% startups reach the coveted 'unicorn' status
Fri, Feb 24, 2017
What is more interesting is that till now the e-commerce or marketplace start-ups have been the most successful in entering into the unicorn club.
US brands use ads to voice out opposition against President Trump's immigrant ban
Tue, Feb 07, 2017
President Trump's 'Muslim Ban' has drawn the ire of the US brands which have taken to voice their opinions through their ads.
Muslim Ban: Here's a list of 14 CEOs against Trump's immigration ban and their letters, Tweets
Mon, Jan 30, 2017
The executive order signed by President Donald Trump on Friday banning immigrants from several countries and temporarily shunning green card holders coming from those places received mass ridicule from many chief executive officers (CEOs).
E-commerce start-ups globally still hold the lead in 'unicorn' race
Thu, Jan 19, 2017
The current number of unicorn start-ups in the world stand at 186 and are collectively worth around $656 billion.
Airbnb backs off fight with governments, offers policy suggestions
Thu, Dec 08, 2016
In a moment of peace-making with regulators, Airbnb on Wednesday released a set of policy suggestions for governments that are considering new laws for home- and apartment-renting.
Startups are finding it harder to break into the 'unicorn' club
Sun, Sep 04, 2016
There had been an explosion in the number of startup unicorns from January 2014 to July 2015.