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Re: Airbnb: 1 Night Free for New Users, Andorra new top choice

PortMoresby ·
"one night of your stay of at least two nights is on us (value up to $300)." So just 2 nights, apparently not "over 2 nights". It doesn't say apartments don't qualify so, presumably, they do.
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Re: Airbnb: 1 Night Free for New Users, Andorra new top choice

PortMoresby ·
"At least two nights" is 2 nights. Otherwise it would be "more than 2 nights". I think it's exactly what they want, stay for "at least 2" (or more), pay for one (or more). Am I missing something? Anyone? It's an effort to encourage people to try the site and they've made it very attractive to do it. No dummies, those Airbnb folks.
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Re: Airbnb: 1 Night Free for New Users, Andorra new top choice

PortMoresby ·
Given the way the system works, I don't believe it concerns the hosts at all who will be paid for all nights. The promotion is, I have to believe, at the expense of the company and not the individuals with listings. Since there's a promotion code, it should all take place at the website level when booking.
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Re: Airbnb: 1 Night Free for New Users, Andorra new top choice

PHeymont ·
I'm lost folks. Is the confusion resulting from the brief comment with the news clip? If so, I apologize, although it seems to me to be a pretty good replication of this quote from the original document, which they copied from an Airbnb press release, by the way. " First-time Airbnb guests who book a trip between January 13-17 for travel by March 31 , for stays of at least two days, will receive a one night discount (up to $300 ) on their trip." I don't see why "over one night" is clearer...
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Re: Van Gogh comes to Airbnb: $10 a night

PortMoresby ·
Link to the listing: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10981658?s=9qhtAoOY
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Re: Is it for real? Airpnp rents toilet time!

DrFumblefinger ·
AirBnB will never let them get away with it. Considering the service, they could have done better with a name, I think. I can come up with four or five rather quickly that I won't bother listing. And I'm not sure when you were last at a Starbucks, PHeymont, but I'm not sure if you can even get the tiniest cup of coffee there for $2 anymore -- most tabs run in the $5 range. But that includes a comfortable place to sit and hang-out and fast free wifi, too.
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Re: Is it for real? Airpnp rents toilet time!

PHeymont ·
I'm still uncertain whether this is a send-up or not, but fear it isn't. The $2 figure was from jaunted.com. On the other hand, while I'm not a fan of Starbucks (cheap bitter beans), as of September 2014, the corporate standard price for a brewed coffee (small, they call it tall) was $1.75, and $1.95 for a medium (they call it grande). Tea starts at $1.95. Check all the details HERE Here's the sad part. When I was a kid and out and about and thirsty, I could stop at a neighborhood store and...
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Re: Is it for real? Airpnp rents toilet time!

Travel Rob ·
I'm sure for certain events it will be used ,like as they say for Mardi Gras. I guess the name they choose will give them publicity but we will see if they are allowed to keep it. I can back up the $2 range for a standard cup of coffee at I've went to quite a few on my last roadtrip. I like Starbucks because you can use their relatively fast wifi while traveling and warming up and they do have some good locations.
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Re: Is it for real? Airpnp rents toilet time!

DrFumblefinger ·
I haven't been to a Starbucks since moving back to Canada, where we have the excellent coffee/breakfast/lunch chain called "Tim Horton's". To my palate, better coffee than Starbuck's at half the price. I guess we'll need to have a Gumbo convention in the Great White North sometime.... http://www.timhortons.com/ca/en/index.php
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Re: Is it for real? Airpnp rents toilet time!

PHeymont ·
Actually, we've had Tim Horton here in Brooklyn for several years. And now the company belongs to Burger King, which has moved itself to Canada for tax reasons...but yes, let's go north!
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Re: Oh, my dear! That's simply NOT done!

GarryRF ·
Wise advice indeed. You may notice that Brits don't like used towels being left on the floor. When I'm working in someone's home they will always ask first - before bringing a pet into the room. Maybe some people have the same dislike of little brats too ! It's all about respecting your hosts or guests feelings. Good manners.
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Re: Survey Shows Airbnb Least Preferred Option for Millenials Despite Widespread Use.

DrFumblefinger ·
I am actually not surprised by this.
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Re: Survey Shows Airbnb Least Preferred Option for Millenials Despite Widespread Use.

PHeymont ·
Seems to be always my role to poke at the assumptions of statistical reports (at least in part because sometimes the media publishing reports of the surveys don't). In this case, however, the author of the TNooz article did an excellent job of pointing out the many inconsistencies in the results. Millenials, he points out, are labeled as being very social; yet the survey shows "privacy" as high on their list for what they want in a hotel. They're very independent-minded—but they want...
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Re: Survey Shows Airbnb Least Preferred Option for Millenials Despite Widespread Use.

Travel Rob ·
On their description of the survey, Resonance Consultancy seemed to point out the contradictory stereotypes of Millennials. I think it's really hard to group age groups together. From Resonance Consultancy: "This enigmatic group has been identified, stereotyped and analyzed in myriad and often contradictory ways. They’re selfish and they’re sharing; they’re lazy and they’re entrepreneurial. They’re labelled “boomerang” kids, yet some are just barely old enough to have left their parents’...
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Re: Survey Shows Airbnb Least Preferred Option for Millenials Despite Widespread Use.

GarryRF ·
In a recent Fortune 500 survey of the top performing women in America : 80% of the most successful women in America were "Young and into Sports" Opinions are often perceived and not factual.
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Re: Denmark embracing 'sharing economy'—and taxing it

DrFumblefinger ·
I am surprised it took them this long to dig their finger into the pie....
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Re: Denmark embracing 'sharing economy'—and taxing it

PHeymont ·
Doesn't really seem unfair, though. If it's a business...and it is...why shouldn't it pay its share of business taxes?
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AirBnB: More NYC Rentals Ruled Legal

PHeymont ·
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023...l-in-ny-rental-case/
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Vacation Rentals to Pop Up on Expedia Soon

PHeymont ·
Expedia and HomeAway, a marketplace for vacation rentals, have announced that Expedia will start listing HomeAway rentals on its site starting early next year. It's an interesting move: Expedia has worried that listing vacation rentals might...
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Airbnb's First Ad Campaign

PortMoresby ·
Airbnb, the very successful website that provides a platform for owners of properties to rent rooms and residences short-term, has largely grown to it's current size through word-of-mouth.  The New York Times reports that the site has begun it's...
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Home City of AirBnB Legalizing Rentals

PortMoresby ·
The home of the popular vacation accommodation website Airbnb, San Francisco, is now considering legislation to make the de facto availability of short-term residential rentals legal.  At present local law prohibits rentals of less than 30 days...
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Amsterdam's Valentine to AirBnb: New short-term rental rules

PHeymont ·
AirBnb's quest for legitimacy in cities that ban or limit short-term rentals got a boost from Amsterdam's city council, which just passed rules creating a category of "private rental" with a set of limits and a tax obligation. AirBnb says it's...
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Airbnb Challenged in their Hometown, San Francisco.

PortMoresby ·
Airbnb hosts are again being put to the test, this time in the birthplace of the popular traveler's accommodations site, San Francisco.  According to lawyers cited, all rentals under 30 days duration are illegal in The City.  Read more here .
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AirBnB vs New York. Update

DrFumblefinger ·
Apparently AirBnB, the popular site for booking generally inexpensive rooms in a home or apartment (or entire homes and apartments for that matter) has agreed to share customer information with NYC, although it claims that the data will be at least...
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Airbnb: 1 Night Free for New Users, Andorra new top choice

PHeymont ·
Airbnb, the vacation rental site, is offering a special for first-time renters: 1 night free up to $300 on rentals of 2 nights or more. Reservations must be made by Jan. 17 for stays up to March 1. DETAILS from the Sacramento Business...
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Airbnb: We're Not at War with Hotels (and we're bigger!)

PHeymont ·
Airbnb, the big vacation rental site, is now so big it's about to become the world's largest hotelier—except it says it's not really in that business, and not at war with those who are. Airbnb's chief says he's in favor of reasonable regulation,...
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Suggestions wanted: Andalusia

PHeymont ·
I'll be in Southern Spain next month for 9 days, staying mainly in Seville, but with a loop-around at the end (Thursday early to Cordoba, Thursday late to Granada, Friday and Saturday in Granada, and then back to Seville Saturday night for Sunday...
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Millennials are changing budget accomodation options

DrFumblefinger ·
  AS we've discussed in the past, younger travelers have different demands for room accomodations than their parents did.  Besides the growth in AirBnB demand, many of the "flashpacker" travel generation are opting for upscale hostels....
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New startup aims to be "Airbnb for yachts

PHeymont ·
Airbnb has made a name for offering vacation rentals that range from a couch to a condo to a house or caravan, including the occasional boat. Beds on Board, a new startup, aims to do more or less the same, except they're focusing on yachts.  ...
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Is it for real? Airpnp rents toilet time!

PHeymont ·
Perhaps the most bizarre travel/service startup I've ever seen, Airpnp (will Airbnb's lawyers show up soon?) is advertising on its web site that you can rent a pee break or a freshen-up in private homes, offices, and more, for fees ranging from $1 to...
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Airbnb to be legal in London

PHeymont ·
Britain's Parliament is now considering a bill, proposed by the Housing Minister, to remove London-only restrictions that have made it illegal for tenants and homeowners to rent out their space for short stays without complicated planning permission...
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Airbnb Announces App for Apple Watch

Travel Rob ·
           Photo of Apps on Apple Watch by Joho345, Wikimedia Commons   Airbnb has announced a new app for the Apple Watch. The app will features a messaging service ...
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Airbnb Teams up with American Express

Travel Rob ·
Starting today, American Express, Card Members can create an Airbnb account with their existing americanexpress.com User ID and Password. It will allow cardholders to easily reserve accommodation at all of Airbnb listings.    Also,...
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Vienna taxman to collect its share of 'sharing economy'

PHeymont ·
Vienna allows short-term rentals but requires licenses—and taxes. Authorities are cracking down now on those with neither or who owe taxes.
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Now it's Booking.com with a Cuba deal

PHeymont ·
The Cuba deals continue to roll out; yesterday Starwood signed up to manage hotels in Cuba; now Booking.com will be able to book rooms.
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Noisy renters? Airbnb has a new neighbor complaint tool

PHeymont ·
If you live next door to an Airbnb rental that's loud and annoying, Airbnb wants to know, and is launching a way for you to complain.
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Airbnb has Cuba news, too: Open to all visitors

PHeymont ·
Airbnb, previously limited to Cuba rentals for U.S. residents, can now begin booking anyone into its network of 'casas particulares' in Cuba.
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Julia Child's Kitchen: Now for rent on Airbnb

PHeymont ·
Julia Child's cottage in Provence, furnished as it was in her time, is available for rent on Airbnb...at $639 a night.
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France: Rivals open a new front against Airbnb

PHeymont ·
In the continuing war between traditional hotels and holiday-rental sites such as Airbnb, rivals have filed a lawsuit and are demanding new laws.
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France moves to tax the 'sharing economy'

PHeymont ·
France wants the 'sharing economy' to share some of its revenue with the government. A study is poised to propose some new rules.
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Van Gogh comes to Airbnb: $10 a night

PHeymont ·
Van Gogh's bedroom in Arles, which he painted at least three times, has been reproduced as an Airbnb apartment by the Art Institute of Chicago.
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PurpleDinner: new site is like Airbnb for dinner

PHeymont ·
PurpleDinner offers to match up hosts and guests for dinner while traveling.
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What Millenials Want Most: Travel!

PHeymont ·
It's not always easy to tell who's a 'millenial,' but a new study says it's easy to tell what they want to do: Hit the road.
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Airbnb raises $555 million in new funding- now it is worth for $30 billion

Anand Rajendran ·
Airbnb has raised $555 in order to reach the expected value of $850 million; this is a sign to show that the company is growing globally. A source which is close to the company confirms its earlier reports. The funding round is reported by the company named Alphabet, which is the parent company of Google. This $550 million has risen towards $850 million, and the field is about to rise, because of this act. The round valued Airbnb at $30 billion and it has become one of the biggest startups...
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Back to Oaxaca: Michael's House

PortMoresby ·
PortMoresby finds her perfect place in Oaxaca, Mexico, in a strikingly modern house tucked into Xochimilco, the oldest neighborhood in the city.
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Airbnb's stunt: floating a house on the Thames

PHeymont ·
This is not your regular houseboat. It's a complete two-bedroom residence complete with a lawn, a tree and a doghouse. Airbnb built it on a barge for publicity to celebrate the recent Deregulation Act that lets Londoners legally rent out their homes...
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HomeAway: Who Do They Think They're Kidding?

PortMoresby ·
Online vacation rental agency HomeAway is shelling out millions in advertising to get us to believe they're different than Airbnb.  CEO Brian Sharples states, "... it’s more profitable for us to target being a better us than being a worse...
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Oh, my dear! That's simply NOT done!

PHeymont ·
Debrett's, the British publisher known for its rather stuffy etiquette books, and its catalogs of peers and gentry, has teamed with Airbnb to produce a guide to appropriate behavior for those who may be sharing a home temporarily.   Among the...
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That cute little Airbnb? Worth $20 Billion!

PHeymont ·
Despite picturing itself as the cozy heart of a "sharing economy," Airbnb is really serious Big Business. Right now, it's in the capital markets raising an additional $1 billion in funding—and according to BloombergBusiness, that means its...
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How do you see Airbnb? The Times keeps track.

PHeymont ·
Everyone knows Airbnb, though what people think of it, or think it is, varies widely. And, over its world-conquering and controversial history, a lot of minds have changed. As a barometer, a staff writer at Skift, a travel-industry news site, has...
 
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