Fun + Unique Airbnb News, August ’193 min read

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Want Airbnb news? Look no further. I’ve done the legwork of reading countless headlines and articles to bring you the most relevant and interesting. I unabashedly ignore news related to temporary annoyances like overly restrictive city regulations, supposed housing crises, and topics-of-the-day like hidden cameras. This post covers fun, interesting, and unique news from August 2019.

Airbnb Emoji House; Airbnb buys Urbandoor; Airbnb's 'Biggest Night Ever'; K-Pop Experiences; Airbnb and the housing market Click To Tweet


Setting a New Bar for Belonging With Our Biggest Night Ever. 

Airbnb has created the Airbnb Connection Index that reflects the pairings of countries and regions between hosts and guests. 

There is a mathematical possibility to be 60,025 place-to-place connections.

By the end of this year, they expect they will cross the halfway mark with more than 30,013 connections and predict that they will exceed 50,000 connections by the year 2027.

Airbnb’s fastest growth is occurring in emerging destinations, propelled by a rising demand for travel to places across Asia Pacific, Africa, and Latin America and this august they are celebrating the biggest night in Airbnb history.  



Airbnb Acquires Urbandoor


Airbnb’s acquisition of Urbandoor builds on the solutions Airbnb offers multifamily housing owners and operators. Urbandoor already provides multifamily property owners and operators access to demand for longer stays, and by joining Airbnb they’ll work to ensure multifamily owners and operators have increased access to long-term demand to increase yield and returns.


Business travelers or people in the process of relocating choose to stay in serviced apartments because they offer amenities such as gyms, pools, and concierge services. Bringing more of these places to stay to Airbnb will strengthen Airbnb for Work’s engagement with the more than 500,000 companies who use Airbnb for Work to help manage their business travel.



How much does Airbnb really affect rents and housing Prices?


An investigation on the Airbnb’s impact on cities has shown that Airbnb probably contributes about one-fifth of the average annual increase in U.S. rents and about one-seventh of the average annual increases in U.S. housing prices.


Airbnb Launches New K-pop and K-beauty Experiences

South Korean pop culture has grown to seen in everything from Korean dramas on Netflix to Korean skincare regimens dominating the cosmetics industry to delicious Korean tacos on your favorite local menu.


Airbnb is present at this Korean wave with the new K pop and K beauty experiences. 


A K-pop dance class in the heart of Seoul’s arts district offers two-hour session led by professional dance teacher, give you the chance to form a small dance team, get their moves on and create your very own hit music video, which you can take home.


But if yours is sing you can choose for one-to-one workshop on singing techniques before you record a song of your own with a professional vocal trainer.

The hot pink emoji house and the problem of Airbnb neighbors from hell

airbnb emoji house

The Neighbor Tool is a reporting tool with which neighbors can report unsafe listings to Airbnb.


The online form allows people who live near rental properties to file complaints about problems including “noise, party, or disturbances”, common spaces such as parking and trash collection, and “ general concerns”.


People staying in an Airbnb rental are usually on vacation so they are not subject to the same social norms as long-term neighbors, and they may not behave the same way that’s why neighborly disputes are frequent.


I would love to read your comments about this news or new stuff not covered! This was Airbnb news August 2019.

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