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Airbnb names Fred Reid head of transportation

Home-sharing company Airbnb has hired veteran aviation executive Fred Reid to explore future partnerships with airlines and other providers.
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Big Island officials pass bill regulating vacation rentals

Big Island officials have passed a bill prohibiting short-term vacation rentals in residential and agricultural zones.
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This yurt is wearing a parka just like yours, now you can book a stay in it

Staying in a yurt is no longer a novelty for Canadians. But staying in one that’s been outfitted in a parka? Now that’s something to talk about.
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Say what? Airbnb tells federal government, ‘We want to be regulated’

Airbnb is asking the Trudeau Liberals to create a regulatory regime for the burgeoning industry – something its critics have long advocated and raising pressure on the government to set rules in the market.
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Airbnb seeing growth in business travel

Business travellers are increasingly booking stays through Airbnb and other home-sharing sites.
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Vivo Resorts: “All the benefits of Airbnb but with commissions”

Most people compare Vivo Resorts, a gated community in Puerto Escondido, Mexico of luxury condos and private homes, to Airbnb. But Vivo offers one thing the popular online marketplace does not: commissions to travel agents.
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It’s a great time to be in the hotel industry – even with Airbnb

How much have booking patterns changed over the years? When Best Western’s Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Dorothy Dowling, started her career, the average booking lead time was nine months. Now? It’s 45 days.
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With entire home rentals now 83% of Airbnb’s revenues, it’s tax time, says HAC

The Canadian government hasn’t taken steps to collect the taxes they should from digital platforms like Airbnb, and the inaction has to stop, says the Hotel Association of Canada.
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Airbnb’s new roadmap to success includes more property types, additional tiers & host/guest benefits

Airbnb has unveiled a ‘roadmap’ to even greater success for the next 10 years.
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The hotel alternative is now offering … hotels? Airbnb, SiteMinder sign deal

Airbnb has launched a new global hotel technology partnership with SiteMinder, billed as the leading cloud platform for hotels to attract and book guests around the world.
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Virgin Voyages helps agents expedite bookings with new website and Facebook group
Virgin Voyages helps agents book easier with new website and Facebook group
Virgin Voyages is shaking up the cruise industry yet again with its approach to travel agent registration and brand...
Police lay charges against Mississauga woman over fake travel agency
Police lay fraud charges against Mississauga, woman over fake travel agency
Police are urging anyone with information to come forward after laying fraud charges against Mississauga, ON’s Libia...
Opening date announced for Universal’s Surfside Inn and Suites
Opening date announced for Universal’s Surfside Inn and Suites
Universal Orlando Resort’s most affordable hotel option yet, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and...
Avalon’s 4-day ‘A Taste of the Danube’ leads in at $1,449 for 2020
Avalon’s 4-day ‘A Taste of the Danube’ leads in at $1,449 for 2020
In 2020 Avalon Waterways will be the only river cruise company offering four-, five- and six-day river cruise...
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