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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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What Airbnb’s new Today host tab and price comparison tool with say about the company’s priorities

Thibault Masson

Airbnb hosts will have noticed that Airbnb was busy rolling out a new design for its hosting tools, across their ...

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Airbnb, Sonder, and HomeAway’s CEOs on 2021 – 2022 vacation rental trends

Thibault Masson

Skift’s Global Forum is one of the most respected travel conferences in the world. It is a great place to ...

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Why cleaning fees have increased by more than 33% during the pandemic

Thibault Masson

In May 2021, Airbnb rushed to promise to give full transparency on its cleaning fee, after Twitter and the media ...

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Airbnb Safety updates: New measures around Guest Safety and Party Prevention

Thibault Masson

In recent weeks, Airbnb has released new data and features to increase trust and safety on its platform. First, Airbnb ...

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Airbnb MultiFamily Home Sharing Redux: Will the RealPage Migo partnership fare better than Niido and Pillow in the quest to create Airbnb-friendly buildings?

Thibault Masson

As we mentioned in our article about long stays, Airbnb is renewing its efforts to capture a slice of the ...


Long stays: Airbnb renews efforts to capture slices of housing, real estate rental, and corporate stay markets. But why are room nights flat?

Thibault Masson

Since the onset of the pandemic, Airbnb had claimed that people were not just traveling, but also living and working ...


Q2 2021 Airbnb earnings: A unique moment in time when it closed in on giant OTAs like Booking?

Thibault Masson

Last week, Airbnb released its commercial and financial results for the second quarter (Q2) of 2021. We’ll look at the ...

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Attract more guests and remote workers with the Airbnb wifi speed test

Thibault Masson

Airbnb hosts can now test their wifi speed, see the results, and get their listing updated accordingly, straight from the ...

What Airbnb’s 2021 mission statement says about the company’s ambitions

Thibault Masson

A company’s mission statement says a lot about how it sees itself, how it wants others to see it, where ...

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FinTech by Booking, Revolut Stays, Dtravel: Payment solution hype vs real-world problems

Thibault Masson

The topic of payment is so important that Airbnb, and now, have set up entire FinTech units. Things are ...

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(Videos) Deep-dives into Airbnb’s stunning search options: Flexible Destinations, Flexible Matching, and Flexible Dates.

Thibault Masson

When, on May 24, Airbnb’s CEO Brian Chesky announced that his company was releasing 103 updates, a set of 3 ...

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