Barcelona clamps down on hotel development

Authorities in Barcelona have announced a ban on new hotels or visitor apartments opening anywhere in that city's center, calling into question the future of its tourism and travel growth. The ban even extends to not replacing any hotels or apartments that close, with the local government calling for a better balance between tourism and the local community.

Airbnb closes $1 billion funding round with war chest for growth

Airbnb closed a funding round of more than $1 billion, valuing the home-sharing start-up at about $31 billion, according to three people familiar with the company. In December, Bloomberg first reported the company’s plans to increase the funding it was seeking by authorising the sale of an additional $153 million in equity. Investors include Alphabet investment arm CapitalG and Technology Crossover Ventures.

New AHLA study takes aim at Airbnb “myth” and “illegal hotels”

The American Hotel and Lodging Association has released a new report that examines the rise of commercial activity taking place on Airbnb nationwide, and the study reveals that Airbnb’s business is moving even further away from true home sharing.

Airbnb expands beyond the home with the launch of Trips

Trips opens up concept of hosting, empowering people to share their interests, hobbies and passions.

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Airbnb business is growing quickly among corporate travellers

Concur data shows a 44 percent user growth YOY in Q2, with increased adoption by small and midsized companies, education and technology sectors.

Cruise Line Announces Partnership with Airbnb

Carnival Corporation incentivises AirBnB hosts.

Airbnb vs. Hotels – Study reveals key consumer purchase drivers

Study reveals the consumer preferences behind Airbnb growth and details the personas and different expectations of guests who stay at each type of property.

Understanding the Millennial approach to hotel selection

It is important to make sure we're prepared for when the bulk of millennials reach the age where they are traveling regularly for business and leisure.

A proposed LA home sharing law that “violates privacy” is being opposed

Consumer Watchdog is concerned with provision to require Internet home sharing sites, such as Airbnb, to turn over to Los Angeles on a monthly basis the home sharing registration number, address, number of nights rented, and amount paid to every owner that rents their property through the home sharing site.

Airbnb for Business now allows employees to book business travel for co-workers

As Airbnb for Business triples in growth, the new tool allows travel managers to book for employees.

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