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How to get Airbnb host badges: supporter, Host Advisory Board member, and Community Leader

Lara McComish

Have you noticed that there are some new badges Airbnb hosts can include on their profiles? Airbnb has long positioned ...

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How Airbnb Payments, Inc. became a money transfer platform to help Ukrainian hosts

Thibault Masson

In this article, we look at why companies like Airbnb, Booking, Expedia, and Hopper need to build robust and flexible ...

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Airbnb Help Ukraine initiative: How to list your place and host a refugee

Thibault Masson

In the article, we show you how to list your place on to welcome Ukrainian refugees. The military and ...

Airbnb Q4 2021 financial results: Great earnings, but question about supply growth linger

Thibault Masson

Here are our favorite data and quotes from Airbnb’s Q4 2021 financial results released this week. You can also check ...

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2022 Airbnb strategy

Thibault Masson

Brian Chesky has shared Airbnb’s 2022 strategy. Here are three pillars on which Airbnb’s new product features, marketing initiatives, new ...

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Is Live Anywhere the new normal for Airbnb?

Thibault Masson

Since 2007, Airbnb’s core mission has been to help anyone belong anywhere. For the hosts that make Airbnb, Airbnb, this ...

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Airbnb’s Terms of Service Update Raises Security Deposit Questions

Thibault Masson

Airbnb has updated its Terms of Service. Everyone will have to accept them starting from April 22, 2022. We looked ...

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Brian Chesky is asking you: If Airbnb could launch anything in 2022, what would it be?

Thibault Masson

This is now a yearly tradition: In the early days of January, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky turned to Twitter and ...


Most popular 2021 articles: Airbnb commercials, upgrades, and cancellation policies + Vacasa + Sonder

Thibault Masson

What was popular in 2021 on Rental Scale-Up? Airbnb commercials, investor decks by hospitality businesses raising money (Sonder and Vacasa) ...

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TikTok videos reveal quirky Airbnb listings and 2022 décor trends

Thibault Masson

If you are an Airbnb host, you need to know how influential TikTok has become: Some guests use it to ...

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Airbnb AirCover: Discover the new Host protections and why the Host Guarantee got killed

Thibault Masson

To attract new hosts and keep current hosts happy, Airbnb innovated 10 years ago with the launch of its $1,000,000 ...

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Airbnb’s response to the EU Short-Term Rental Initiative

Thibault Masson

With its “Short-Term Rental Initiative”, the European Union wants to simplify short-term rental regulations across Europe. The text, to be ...

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Ask a Superhost and Superhost Ambassadors – Airbnb Insider

Thibault Masson

The Ask a Superhost program is central to Airbnb’s plan to get more supply, and in a cost-effective way. We ...

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Airbnb vs Vrbo vs Booking vs Hopper & Co

Thibault Masson

How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the OTA (Online Travel Agency) landscape? Rental Scale-Up’s Thibault Masson was recently invited by ...

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Airbnb: Best financial results ever. But why are long stays plateauing? How are listing numbers doing?

Thibault Masson

We'll see whether Airbnb has won its bets, looking at the company's data and statements with a grain of salt. For instance, if long stays have progressed as a share of booked nights, they actually seem to be plateauing to 2020 levels in absolute room night number, according to our calculations).

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Airbnb 2021 Winter Release

Thibault Masson

On Tuesday, November 9, Brian Chesky revealed the Airbnb 2021 Winter Release. It includes 53 upgrades and innovations that make it easier to host and support the changing needs of guests.

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Why you need to test your wifi using your Airbnb app before November 4

Thibault Masson

If you are an Airbnb host, you need to act fast to update the wifi speed displayed in your listing. ...

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Short-term rental supply drops by 75% in key cities. Are black sheep gone? Airbnb reacting by working with cities and pushing its non-urban “unique stays“ narrative, despite the meager listing numbers.

Thibault Masson

COVID-19 run ruined into international and domestic demand, but new regulations have kicked in. For instance, on October 1, 2021, the number of listings in Amsterdam dropped by 78%, after platforms started enforcing mandatory registrations. It was a 13,000 drop in listings for just Airbnb. The story is the same from Prague to Vienna, Barcelona to Budapest.

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Study of 127,183 Airbnb guest complaints: What we learned and what we didn’t.

Thibault Masson

A recent study of 127,183 Airbnb complaints on Twitter has caught the attention of many Airbnb hosts and property managers. While our Rental ...

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Airbnb vs Vrbo vs Booking: Stealing the best from one another (supply, positioning, pricing)

Thibault Masson

Airbnb, Booking, and Vrbo are busy finding ways to take the thunder away from each other. Vrbo wants Airbnb’s supply. ...

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