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‘Airbnb Bill’ ruffles duvets
‘Airbnb Bill’ ruffles duvets
The Tourism Amendment Bill, which proposes reining in the rise of home-sharing apps such as Airbnb, has received backlash from opponents, who argue...
Airbnb Africa
Airbnb Africa
Velma Corcoran is the Airbnb country manager for South Africa and oversees the business of the disruptive travel company in the region. She is...
Airbnb will leave West Bank homes listed to settle suits
Airbnb will leave West Bank homes listed to settle suits
Accommodation-sharing platform Airbnb on Tuesday announced it will back off a plan to remove Jewish settler homes in the occupied West Bank from...
Survé compares Sagarmatha to Uber, says it would have been valued at $10bn
Survé compares Sagarmatha to Uber, says it would have been valued at $10bn
The chairperson of Independent Media, Iqbal Survé, on Tuesday claimed that bad press from rival media houses scuppered the listing of 
Amnesty: Booking agents profit from war crimes
Amnesty: Booking agents profit from war crimes
Online booking giants Airbnb, Booking.com, Expedia and TripAdvisor are fuelling human rights violations against Palestinians by listing hundreds of...
After Airbnb, calls for Booking.com to remove West Bank listings
After Airbnb, calls for Booking.com to remove West Bank listings
Human Rights Watch on Tuesday urged Booking.com to follow the example of Airbnb and withdraw listings for rentals located in settlements in the...
​Walking among unicorns
​Walking among unicorns
The City of San Francisco is not big. It is roughly 12km long, and the same wide. Data from the 2016 census tells us that it is home to about...
​Airbnb shakes up the rental space
​Airbnb shakes up the rental space
I know a guy. Let’s call him Joe. He owns a small bachelor flat in Cape Town. His tenant’s lease is up in a few months’ time and he is...
Sleeping in Van Gogh's bed
Sleeping in Van Gogh's bed
I am not sure I want to sleep in Vincent van Gogh’s bed, but it is a door now open to you, thanks to the Art Institute of Chicago, which has...
Airbnb in SA selling trust to the wary
Airbnb in SA selling trust to the wary
For R214 a night, you can get a double bedroom with leopard-print linen, a desk, a side table and a faded brown chair in Camps Bay.
Forget Airbnb, crash on my couch for free
Forget Airbnb, crash on my couch for free
I realised recently that travellers to Melbourne have two options if they want to stay with me. They can find my Airbnb profile and pay $80 a night...

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