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Week of January 8th

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Airbnb Co-Founder Wants to Offer All Forms of Travel

In a video interview with Skift, Nathan Blecharczyk, an Airbnb co-founder, and chief strategy officer explained how Airbnb wants to offer much more than accommodation. They want to become the platform where you can plan your entire trip: experiences, restaurants, etc.

Amsterdam slashes Airbnb rental period from 60 to 30 days

Amsterdam city council will reduce the number of days people can rent out their properties via holidays rental platforms like Airbnb from 60 to 30 days beginning next year. Right now, if you want to rent out your property in Amsterdam, you need to register with the city council and you can have no more than four people staying in the property. With this measure, the council wants to “reduce the problems caused by tourists in some areas and will make it less inviting to use your home as a way to earn money”.

Venus Williams Is Designing Airbnb's First Apartments

The tennis pro’s firm, V Starr Interiors, has come to an agreement with Airbnb to design the apartment complexes that the home-sharing platform plans to launch in Kissimmee, Florida. The complex called, el Niido, will have 324 units and common amenities like a pool, gym, concierge service and a game room. They are planned to open in the first quarter of 2018.

Rural women in India, elderly in Japan open their homes to Airbnb guests

A women's association in the western Indian state of Gujarat has tied up with Airbnb, the short-term home rental service, to train rural women to be hosts and list their homes on its site. A year in, the number of women earning from home sharing has doubled, according to the Self Employed Women's Association (SEWA), which has about 2 million members, mostly in villages.

Restrictions could be slapped on Airbnb short-term holiday lets in Scotland

Restrictions could be slapped on short-term holiday lets after a panel set up to investigate the future of the so-called “sharing economy” in Scotland unveils its findings to the Scottish Government this week.

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