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Week of March the 12th

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New Facts about Airbnb

Did you know that in 2008, roughly 400 guests checked into in Airbnb listings and now, 400 guests check in to Airbnb listings every two minutes? It’s incredible how Airbnb is shaping the way we travel around the world! Discover 10 facts you wouldn’t know about the world’s biggest accommodation platform in this article.

General Motors could launch an Airbnb for our cars

General Motors might begin a pilot program this summer that will allow car owners to rent out their vehicles just like in Airbnb, according to reports that have not yet been made public by the company. The experimental program will be rolled out through GM’s Maven car-sharing program that will let GM owners to place their cars on the Maven platform. Then, users can search for nearby vehicles ready to be used.

Airbnb adds new search filters for people with disabilities

Airbnb announced on March the 15th in a blog post that the previously available filters “did not always meet travelers’ individual needs.” And therefore they were including 21 new filters let people specify searches for step-free entry to rooms, wide entryways to fit a wheelchair through, elevators, showers that can accommodate wheelchairs, ramps, and more.

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AirBnB stays in Amsterdam up 25% despite restrictions: study

Overnight stays in Amsterdam booked via AirBnB grew strongly in 2017, despite restrictions placed on homeowners by the city, according to a study published on March 15 by Colliers' and Hotelschool The Hague. Amsterdam, famed for its tolerant policies on drugs and prostitution, limited the number of days an owner may list a property to 60 per year in 2016, and in October it began requiring advance notice of bookings.

Airbnb host left with $23k bill after wild party in home

A couple in Texas rented their property to Young man who threw a wild party for 300 people leaving a bill for $23,000 in damages. Mrs McGovern said she was unable to stop the party, despite witnessing the event from her own home across the street. “There were cigarette butts put out on the walls and it reeked of marijuana,” Mrs McGovern told ABC. “It reeked of bodily fluids, and I don’t know if they peed in the house, but I know they peed on my bed.”

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