Airbnb wants to make it much easier for you to plan a trip with your buddies

Airbnb wants to make it easier for you to plan trips with friends. New features for the service, several of which will make arranging trips a more collaborative experience, were revealed at a recent tech talk given at Airbnb’s San Francisco headquarters. First up, the room- and apartment-rental service plans to let you add friends … Read moreAirbnb wants to make it much easier for you to plan a trip with your buddies

Airbnb calls off Great Wall sleepover contest after backlash

[embedded content] Airbnb’s latest sleepover contest has been canceled by the company following a backlash over the idea. The contest offered the chance to spend a night on the Great Wall of China and required entrants to write a 500-word essay on overcoming cultural boundaries Airbnb’s video (above) promoting the content shows an open-air, candlelit … Read moreAirbnb calls off Great Wall sleepover contest after backlash

Guests are accusing Airbnb of deleting negative reviews

Airbnb is facing scrutiny as guests are accusing the company of removing negative reviews and boosting subpar hosts and their properties. Donna Oakley, an Airbnb guest who stayed at a two-bedroom condominium in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, told Quartz that the home she arrived in looked completely inferior to the photos of the five-star property she booked. According … Read moreGuests are accusing Airbnb of deleting negative reviews