Airbnb – airbnb.com – is an American company which operates an online marketplace and hospitality service for people to lease or rent short-term lodging including holiday cottages, apartments, homestays, hostel beds, or hotel rooms, to participate in or facilitate experiences related to tourism such as walking tours, and to make reservations at restaurants. The company does not own any real estate or conduct tours; it is a broker which receives percentage service fees in conjunction with every booking.
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky on the future of travel and his company
I Accidentally Uncovered a Nationwide Scam on Airbnb – Vice
Airbnb scores victory – Politico
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Airbnb in the West Bank – The Israeli/Palestinian conflict over territory is being played out through Airbnb, which controversially lists rental properties in Jewish settlements in the West Bank.