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Expedia Buys HomeAway for $3.9 Billion

Expedia continues to buy up online travel sites with its latest travel website acquisition priced at $3.9 billion for HomeAway, a vacation rental site. Expedia bought legacy online travel agencies Travelocity and Orbitz earlier this year. Expedia also owns, and Perhaps most amazing is Expedia has a market valuation of $18 billion,…

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Santa Monica imposes Airbnb restrictions

The City Council of Santa Monica voted 7-0 yesterday to impose some of the toughest short-term rental regulations in California. No rentals of entire units for less than 30 days. Homesharing is allowed provided the resident occupant obtains a city business license and pays 14% hotel tax on rentals. The primary issue is Airbnb accounts…

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Airbnb Contest to sleep in KLM airplane apartment

Enter the Airbnb contest to sleep in KLM Airplane Apartment by November 20 with a 100-word essay in English on why you want to spend one free night in a KLM MD-11 retired airplane converted into a spacious apartment at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The airplane apartment has two bedrooms, three beds and will accommodate up…

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Airbnb greener travel than hotel stays

Airbnb published a CleanTech Group study on its website yesterday – A greener way to travel: the environmental impacts of home sharing. The study finds using Airbnb promotes more efficient use of existing resources and is an environmentally sustainable way to travel. The conclusion is home sharing makes Airbnb greener travel than hotel stays. The…

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Airbnb Palm Springs squatter claims tenant rights

Another Airbnb horror story is making international news this week as two brothers who rented a Palm Springs, California condo for 44 days only paid for 30 days and then refused to leave. The Airbnb Palm Springs squatter claims tenant rights in California after staying in the 600 sq. ft. condominium more than 30 days.…

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