Omar Fonseca the travel agency in Cuba was stunned after getting a surprise call from Airbnb asking for a meeting with him.
For the past years he was doing a business similar to Airbnb in Cuba, where the residents are refusing from using private internet access. His company is connected with casas particulares, private houses rented by the travellers through the internet.
He does the business by posting the images of the houses on websites, communicates with foreigners and request home from house owners through telephone, so he is very familiar with Airbnb business type.
In a place like Cuba, where there is no internet facility to book for a rental using the Airbnb, people require the support of phone or some other SMS based apps to make a booking.
Unlike other places, Cuba already has a licensed industry that depends on many private houses to rent out rooms to travellers who come to see the beauty of the island.
Most of the houses in Cuba find their clients through telephonic interactions and those who refer tourists to those private houses will be getting a business license.
Forensa changed the procedure, as he started to find his clients by having a relationship with foreign travel agencies and through online.
Airbnb can improve its business if he got fewer people like Omar Forensa.Out of 1000 houses listed on Airbnb websites, 100 of them were from Forensa and partners.
Airbnb will not pay him but he gets the commission from each house he book through Airbnb. He delivers the payment through cash to the clients.

Airbnb has discussed with the Urban Redevelopment Authority to establish guidelines on short term leasing, as the home sharing site decided to help the travellers who like to rent their own properties.
Those guidelines include homeowners to share their properties or limit the number of days for short term rentals. This practice is carried out in countries like France and Netherlands.
These lists of rules will be taken into account to fulfill the customer needs. The set of rules is for the benefits of their own customers like in France, they said only primary homes as they are worried about the people taking inventory.
Current guideline in the Singapore state includes that the private homes allow for longer stays for more than six months and Housing and Development Board (HDB) are not allowed to let their homes for short term stays of tourists.
Concerns about privacy, safety and noise are rising as home sharing concepts get traction. URA conducted a public consultation in the month of January for getting the feedbacks whether the homes can be rented out for short stays. The consultation ended in the month of February. A URA spokesman told that the agency is reviewing the matter and when the details are ready, they will announce it soon.
Airbnb is one of the industries that give feedback to URA like information about travellers and the host details.
Besides helping Airbnb to get more bookings, giving a clear framework of short term rentals will help Singapore to tap into new portion of independent travellers.

Airbnb is an online hotel distribution network and it seems to be a massive hit across the globe. Despite being a startup company that was found in 2008, Airbnb has grown to be a successful network. There is a noticeable phenomenal growth every year and the CEO seems to be flaunting it. The company also does a lot of campaigns in order to grab more attention from the public and is looking to extend its service.
Airbnb poses a serious threat to the private hotels, boutique hotels and you name it, it would slay it! Nowadays, people prefer Airbnb to other private hotels for better and cheaper services. The company allows people to make money off empty apartments, how freaking cool is that? It has also been hit with controversies but people still choose Airbnb for its efficient service. Airbnb has also been successful with the labor economy by implementing features for business travelers. Many traditional and private hotels target business travelers, but now that Airbnb is targeting the corporate world, the competition is getting tougher. To manage its reputation among the media people, the hotel managers refuse Airbnb being a potential threat. Also, hotels that offer rooms for cheaper prices could face an epic fail if Airbnb provides apartments in the same location.
Airbnb does not offer hotels with many facilities as private hotels. The traditional hotels offer loyalty points to its users whereas Airbnb does not really credit its users. But honestly speaking, Airbnb is slowly taking over the hotel management industry, you cannot deny that fact!

A company introduces a service connecting the property owners with people rent out these properties for short term. For this a company just needs to create a site to act as an online matchmaker and make other arrangements.
This match making is for connecting the property owners with those who like to rent out their properties. It is a huge development, but it will not cause that much impact on the established industry.
This company activity looks similar like Airbnb and the name of the new company is FarmLink. It is a Kansas based company company of technology and data science that focus on agriculture like Tractors and Sprayers. The sharing service launched by the company is for heavy equipments and the service is called Machinery Linked sharing.
Users, who require the equipment can browse in the company page for the equipments, book them and return them to its original owner. Those equipments include Tractors, Sprayers and Harvest Equipment.
The company doesn’t think about its comparison with Airbnb, but the company like to cite the service while explaining its service to the reporters.
It is just like Airbnb in providing agricultural equipments. The costs of newer equipment rise while the prices of older equipments being less. Some of the participants include agriculture retailers and farmer cooperative, who is allowed to set their own prices.
This service offers heavy equipments to the renters which is useful for MachineryLink’s success. Machinery link provides good customer service and maintanence support.

Airbnb is the most famous hotel distribution network and it is a massive hit across the globe. It was found by Brian Chesky in 2008 and it is now an inspiration to many startups. It is very evident that Airbnb has grown to be the most successful firm in the sharing economy. It has offered a lot of features for its users to grab attention from the media and is constantly looking to excel further in the industry.
The mighty Airbnb is a dangerous threat to several hotel services and the traditional hotels are already feeling the heat! Nowadays, people from the United States prefer Airbnb to other private hotels for better and convenient service. Despite all those controversies, people still choose Airbnb for its efficient and affordable service. The US based company has now shifted its focus on to the corporate world as well. The private hotels’ only target business travelers are now sold to Airbnb, bad luck! Several hotel managers are left with no choice except to shut down the hotels and possibly find another profession. Also, hotels that offer rooms for cheaper prices could be an epic fail in the industry if Airbnb continues to provide worthy services.
Although, Airbnb does not offer hotels with many facilities as private hotels, it has got a better edge over the traditional hotels. Honestly speaking, Airbnb is slowly taking over the usual hotels in the US, a sincere condolence to the poor hotel managers!

The home rental platform Airbnb has created a new report which reveals how the property owner of Austin is using the service.

Some of the complaints of the Airbnb include that Austin vacation rental homes are turning to actual house for the guests and houses being rented out to guests are the houses of absentee landlords. Some complaints include that Austin allows more than 6 persons to stay in a home which the city rules doesn’t allow.

Austin created its rules in 2012 but many neighbors oppose the rules as they feel these rules are ineffective. Some guests feel that Austin serves the best as it saves the money of guests staying in its rentals on Airbnb script

Austin already received 266 complaints about the type of the properties where home owners are not present and seventeen percent of the complaint is about over occupancy. Some cities reject the license of the houses which gets the complaints.

Airbnb disclosed a report stating that 92 percent of the Austin listings have three bedrooms with their guests and eighty seven percent of the land owners have no more than four guests staying with them. The average size of renting a vacation home in Austin is 2.7 people with the age limit of 36.

Airbnb also stated that most of the Austin rentals are listed out by the primary residents and absentee landlords of the property.

Airbnb home owners earns thousands of dollars per year renting their home, where some hosts says that they use the amount to settle down the household expenses and some use it to make end meets.

Airbnb announced its partnership with a travel management company Concur for promoting business travel. The idea behind this is to help business travelers find a room and handle their reports of expenses.

It is evident from a survey that Airbnb 10 percent bookings were from business travelers and it is expected to increase further as more people came to know about the company.

In the first quarter of 2015 there is a rise in the number of business travels. Airbnb is provided with a list of facilities which can be found in a home, which a guest will not normally get in hotel rooms. Most of the guests who choose Airbnb are because of this facility, so that they can cook whatever they like. These little things will remove the pain of being detached from home.

Airbnb provides an affordable room with all the facilities in a beautiful location. Rocketrip conveyed that booking through Airbnb will save some amount of money to the guests when compared to booking through a hotel.

One of the most essential facility for business travelers is wifi, where they use it for doing various presentations or respond to mails all the hours. Airbnb has a problem with its internet connection which will be slow or non-existent even when the renter promised the service.

The same problem may occur in hotels, but there guest can take their phone to contact front desk to complain about the problem but here the host will not consider the complaint as a big issue.

Airbnb, the home rental service that connects travelers with various homes and apartments is considered to be a threat to hotels, as it provides more facilities compared to the hotel industry.

Airbnb has expanded its growth in a very short period of time, as it has a list of amenities similar to home.

The company, which launched seven years ago, has handled more than 35 millions of people with millions of listings across 190 countries.

The idea behind the success of Airbnb is same as in the case of Uber,  HomeAway, Lyft and various other sharing economies.

Airbnb is also getting anxious about the hoteliers as they have some advantages when compared to Airbnb. Airbnb guests cannot interact with  the staffs in the lobby in case of any complaints. Guests have to do everything on their own when using Airbnb service like cleaning their home, to get their document printed, asking for a tea, ordering a food, and asking for a suit before business meeting and much more.

Airbnb is also subjected to sales tax, tourism tax and local taxes. There are only some cities which levy accommodations and hotel taxes on rentals.

The other advantage what Airbnb have is that it provides a Host guarantee program to the hosts. Airbnb provides an affordable room with all the facilities in a beautiful location. Rocketrip conveyed that booking through Airbnb will save some amount of money to the guests when compared to booking through a hotel.

Airbnb, the hotel distribution channel is a tough contender to the traditional hotels across the globe. Many people now prefer Airbnb to any other hotel services because it is a lot more convenient. The company provides a lot of luxurious options like irons, hair dryer to its users who are on business travel. However, there are certain things to keep in mind before you choose Airbnb.

  • Read the user reviews and check the ratings before you choose the host. You do not want to be betrayed at the end. Also, check whether the hotels are accompanied with basic necessities like smoke detectors and elevator facilities.
  • Carefully study the location and neighborhood because you do not want to be stranded at nowhere. Check whether you have groceries and petrol bunks near the hotel.
  • If you are planning to rent an apartment, check whether it follows the housing laws because you do not want to be left homeless if the officials break into your apartment.
  • Do not forget about the cancellation policies, it is the main villain that could spoil your mood. Hence, always make sure your hotel has the right cancellation policies.
  • Refund policy is another important thing to be looked upon for every hotel. You do not want to be left with empty pockets if the service is not up to your expectations.
  • Do not hesitate to contact the cops if you feel your personal properties are threatened. Take a look at these things before you book a hotel from Airbnb.

Airbnb has had a phenomenal growth every year and the company is also planning to extend its service to remote areas that do not have hotel facilities. The company has introduced many features in India and other developing countries to boost its market revenue.

Airbnb has been a life savior for many people across the globe. The company’s renters have played an important role in Airbnb’s massive success. The renters make huge profit and the company gets a decent share of it.

Recession hits every country and it is a surprise if no country has been affected by it. Russia is in the depths of a recession and the Russians are struggling to make money. Nevertheless, the critical status would not last anymore because the Russians are now making money off their empty rooms.

Earlier, Russians usually make money off empty apartments by renting them on Airbnb. But due to severe recession, many people from Russia are now renting empty rooms on Airbnb in order to make sufficient money to run their families. The company’s market revenue in Russia has hiked up in an extensive way, thanks to the share markets. Sorry for the obvious sarcasm, can’t really help it!

Airbnb’s largest renters are Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, London and Paris, Russia is now added to the list as well. As long as there is a severe recession in the country, the company would reap money off immense housing rentals.