Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: AirBnB

Airbnb CEO announces housing for 20,000 Afghan refugees across the world for free

In a series of tweets, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky announced cost of Afghan refugees' accommodation will be borne by the company. However, no clear time frame for the programme was announced.

Airbnb aims for about $35 billion value in long-awaited IPO

The company is currently planning to price its IPO on 9 December. Ahead of it, the home-rental platform and some shareholders are offering 51.9 million shares at $44-$50 apiece.

Bollywood gets personal. Come live in SRK’s house after a horrendous 2020

Until now, the Bobby cottage in Kashmir, Dil Chahta Hai fort in Goa, and Pangong lake in 3 Idiots were famous tourist attractions. Gauri Khan-designed home has entered the club.

Airbnb’s fight to stay afloat after Covid is a case study in resilience

Airbnb website took advantage of the shift in customer behavior — avoiding international air travel and renting homes nearby — and started showing more local offerings.

Indian tourists are finally out. But there’s a bigger headache than coronavirus — red tape

Checking into a hotel is easier. Getting past the innumerable checkpoints where you are asked the same set of questions again, and again, is not.

Airbnb may become obsolete depending on recovery of tourism after Covid-19 crisis

Bookings on Airbnb slumped from 96% to 41% this year due travel restrictions imposed by many countries in view of the pandemic.

Airbnb on board, Nagaland’s annual Hornbill festival kicks off, set to be bigger this year

The Nagaland government has partnered with Airbnb in the hope that the deal will boost the state’s tourism potential.

How celebrities like Beyoncé and Mariah Carey helped make Airbnb a luxury brand

Airbnb, which plans to go public next year, used a celebrity marketing feature way before Instagram influencer culture became a $6 billion industry.

The secret to startups like Uber, Airbnb succeeding is in their playbook

Startups such as Uber, Airbnb and Gojek are armed with centralised knowledge as opposed to smaller players who are dependent on fragmented expertise.

Time Airbnb acknowledges rented accommodations are used for human trafficking, slavery

While many businesses across hospitality industry have been involved in campaigns to identify practices that lead to exploitation, Airbnb has no such official global programme yet.

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Golden Temple

What Akal Takht must know about harmonium and music before banishing it from Golden Temple

In an era where India’s past and ‘purity’ are constantly being dug up and debated, the humble harmonium has become the latest victim.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.