Locals know best. That’s the reason Airbnb just acquired Localmind, an expert at connecting inquisitive travelers to locals in the know.
Community-powered hotel alternative Airbnb today launched Neighborhoods to help travelers pick places to stay in communities best suited to their particular tastes.
Airbnb, the online marketplace where you can rent out your house or spare room to travelers, announced today it has reached a milestone of five million guest reservations overall. The company also celebrated its strong international growth, with property listings in more than 19,000 cities in 192 countries around the world.
Airbnb, a marketplace for living spaces, has a New York footprint so large that there’s at least one Airbnb rental on every city block, co-founder and CEO Brian Chesky said at the Digital Life Design conference in Munich Monday.
Today Airbnb is one of Silicon Valley’s hottest startups, but it has definitely failed its way to glory.
Travel accommodations startup Airbnb recently revised its policy regarding property owners, who suffer vandalism as a result of using the company’s marketplace of rental spaces.
Social bed and breakfast marketplace Airbnb started the week on a high note by confirming that it had raised a large $112 million second round of funding that pushed the startup’s valuation to an estimated $1.3 billion. Just days later, the company’s reputation spiraled down after social link sharing community Hacker News caught wind of an Airbnb user’s emotional account of merciless renters, who ransacked her apartment and turned her entire life upside down.
Apartment sharing startup Airbnb has raised $112 million at a $1.3 billion valuation, confirming past rumors about the hot company.