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Airbnb unlists property after host reject accommodating vaccinated couple

A Victorian Airbnb host has refused to provide accommodation for a vaccinated couple, citing false claims the COVID-19 jab would pass on the virus. Airbnb has suspended a Victorian superhost, who refused to provide accommodation to a couple because they had received their first COVID-19 jab. Steve Carey and his partner had tried to book […]

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World

Airbnb pays Australian tourist $7 million after rape at rental property in New York City

Vacation rental company Airbnb paid a tourist $7 million after she was allegedly raped at a rental property in New York City. Bloomberg reported an Australian traveller received the payout after an attack on New Year’s Eve in 2015. The victim and her friends picked up the keys to the property from a nearby shop […]

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Business

Stock market debut PUSHES Airbnb past $100 billion valuation

Shares of Airbnb Inc more than doubled in their stock market debut this week, valuing the home rental firm at just over USD $100 billion in the biggest U.S. initial public offering of 2020 and capping a bumper year in which investors flocked to tech stocks. Airbnb opened at USD $146 on the Nasdaq, far […]

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YouTube pranksters create ‘world’s worst Airbnb’ and still manage to get bookings, make profit

Three YouTube pranksters create ‘world’s worst Airbnb’ and were shocked to see the number of bookings they received. Rhys Simmons, Jamie Kamaz and Hitchin are friends who together run the YouTube channel ‘Passion Squad’. They pull stunts, gags and pranks. In their latest prank, the three friends created an Airbnb listing of sorts by putting […]

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Business World

AirBnB bans house parties worldwide amid coronavirus pandemic

Vacation rental online marketplace company, AirBnB has banned house parties as part of its efforts to comply with limits on gatherings in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Occupancy will be limited to 16 people, with a few exceptions for some venues. The firm says it will pursue legal action if guests or hosts break […]

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World

California: Mass shooting at AirBNB mansion Halloween party

Four people were killed and at least another four injured in a shooting at a Halloween party in a rental home in a wealthy San Francisco Bay Area community. The shooting Thursday night in Orinda, near Oakland, happened at a party attended by 100 people, police chief David Cook said. Michael Wang, who owns the […]