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Week of January the 29th

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Airbnb names its first COO, says it won't go public in 2018

Belinda Johnson has been appointed as Airbnb first chief operating officer. She will be responsible for leading Airbnb’s legal policy and communication teams. According to Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, “Belinda has a track record of making Airbnb run better … She fiercely protects our culture and she has defined the way we partner with community leaders and policymakers around the world.”

A new study of Airbnb paints an ugly picture of the company’s impact on New York City housing

The study accuses the short-term rental platform of driving up long-term rental prices by 1.4 percent and removing between 7,000 and 13,500 long-term rental units from the market. According to the study, an “exogenous” 10% increase in the number of Airbnb listings in an area predicts a 0, 42% increase in long-term rents. It’s important to keep in mind that the study itself was commissioned by the Hotel Trades Council and the AFL-CIO, two entities with a vested interest in keeping hotel business booming.

Airbnb goes to war with Trump in prime time with State of the Union ad blasting 's***hole' countries' remarks and saying 'Let's open doors, not build walls'

Airbnb unveiled a new ad just before last Tuesday's State of the Union address, calling for the United States to 'open doors, not build walls. 'The ad throws subtle jabs at President Donald Trump for his recent comments about 's***hole' countries in the Third World.

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Airbnb Is Giving You a Chance to Stay in the ‘Blue Planet II’ Sub

Airbnb wants you to experience the voyage of a lifetime, awarding with the opportunity to stay onboard Alucia, the research and exploration vessel used in the filming of Blue Planet II. For those unaware, Blue Planet II is a natural history series narrated by Sir David Attenborough, exploring the world’s vast oceans.

7 Simple Things You Can Do To Instantly Be A Better Airbnb Host

From time to time the Forbes magazine gifts us with an article about Airbnb not from a news perspective but from a host’s perspective. This is one of it and, believe us, it deserves to be read.

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