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She Used Her Parents' Card
to Rent a Party House.
It Did Not End Well
Mar 13, 2018 6:13 AM CDT
She Used Her Parents' Card to Rent a Party House. It Did Not End Well
Parents agree to pay $20K for repairs
- A party that left a house in West Vancouver, Canada, trashed should serve as a lesson to teenagers, parents, and people who rent out homes online, police say. Authorities say a 14-year-old girl used her parents' credit card—without their permission—to rent out a luxury home for the March...
Zambian Tourism Ad
Uses Trump Controversy
Jan 16, 2018 2:23 PM CST
Zambian Tourism Ad Uses Trump Controversy
It's causing a stir, though website isn't the official government-run site
- It's not subtle. A new ad from a tourism website in Zambia gleefully plays off President Trump's alleged description of African nations as "shithole countries," reports
. The ad on Zambiatourism.com's Facebook page implores, "Visit ****hole Zambia," adding that "the only...
Couple Staying at Airbnb Find
Hidden Camera in Bedroom
Oct 11, 2017 12:33 AM CDT
Couple Staying at Airbnb Find Hidden Camera in Bedroom
Dozens of guests going back years may have been recorded without their knowledge
- A couple from Indiana staying in a Florida condo they rented on Airbnb last month was shocked to find a camera and microphone hidden inside what appeared to be a smoke detector in the master bedroom and another in the living room, WFLA reports. Derek Starnes tells WFTS he called...
Company Will Front Your Down
Payment. Here's the Catch
Sep 20, 2017 6:39 PM CDT
Company Will Front Your Down Payment. Here's the Catch
You have to rent out a room on Airbnb for up to 3 years
- A new startup is willing to spot you up to $50,000 for a down payment on a house—provided you're cool with a string of strangers coming into your new home for the first few years. KING 5 reports Loftium launched Monday in Seattle. It was started by...
Free in Texas: Airbnb Lodgings
for Hurricane Evacuees
Aug 25, 2017 12:00 PM CDT
Free in Texas: Airbnb Lodgings for Hurricane Evacuees
Service will link those with available inland lodging with those in Harvey's coastal path
- As Texas hunkers down in anticipation of Hurricane Harvey , Airbnb has launched an initiative that will help people forced to evacuate the coastal areas link up with people with available housing in and near Dallas, San Antonio, and Austin, the
reports. The lodging rental company's disaster response...
Airbnb Makes Big Move Against
Alt-Right Rally Attendees
Aug 8, 2017 9:45 AM CDT
Airbnb Makes Big Move Against Alt-Right Rally Attendees
Service cancels bookings for those coming to Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' event
- An alt-right rally planned in a Charlottesville, Va., park Saturday is a follow-up to protests in May against the removal of a Confederate statue there . But those attending may have to rebook their lodgings: After Airbnb got wind of large groups making reservations through its system to ostensibly attend the...
Airbnb Host Who
Stranded Guest for
Jul 13, 2017 5:19 PM CDT
Airbnb Host Who Stranded Guest for Racist Reason Is Punished
Tami Barker ordered to pay $5K, among other things
- The (former) Airbnb host who canceled a guest's stay at her cabin in Big Bear, California, for racist reasons has been penalized. Tami Barker, who told would-be guest Dyne Suh "one word: Asian" when she canceled her stay at the last minute , must pay $5,000 in damages...
Now on Airbnb: The
Entire Nation of Sweden
May 28, 2017 8:11 AM CDT
Now on Airbnb: The Entire Nation of Sweden
Country would like you to come take advantage of its 'freedom to roam' concept
- If your last-minute weekend getaways involve turning to the loving arms of Airbnb, we have that special listing for you: It is the entire nation of Sweden, reports Mashable , and it can be yours for the bargain price of free. Citing the Swedish principle of Allemansrätten—the freedom to...
Airbnb Host Strands Guest in
Storm Because She's Asian
Apr 10, 2017 5:03 AM CDT
Airbnb Host Strands Guest in Storm Because She's Asian
Airbnb has banned the host permanently
- Dyne Suh and her friends were minutes away from the cabin they'd booked on Airbnb for a weekend getaway in Big Bear, Calif., when the host abruptly canceled the reservation, leaving the group stranded in a snowstorm—and told Suh she was doing so because Suh is Asian. Suh...
Woman From China
Said to Be Mystery
Buyer of Trump
Mar 29, 2017 10:07 AM CDT
Woman From China Said to Be Mystery Buyer of Trump Childhood Home
Trump Birth House LLC spent $2.14M for the Jamaica Estates abode
- Someone has agreed to hand over $2.14 million for President Trump's childhood home in Queens—and an unnamed neighbor tells the
New York Times
she's witnessed suited-up people pulling up to the Jamaica Estates home in black luxury SUVs and speaking Chinese since the secretive deal went...
A First for Guinness:
Overnight Visitor at Brewery
Mar 13, 2017 9:10 AM CDT
A First for Guinness: Overnight Visitor at Brewery
Airbnb's latest contest is at famous Dublin site
- Guinness is inviting its first sleepover guest in the Dublin brewery's 258-year history—by transforming its rooftop bar into a penthouse with the city's most panoramic view. The maker of Ireland's ubiquitous stout announced Monday that it's hosting the latest "Night At" event by Airbnb,...
Airbnb Follows Super Bowl Ad
With Call to House 100K
Feb 6, 2017 8:15 AM CST
Airbnb Follows Super Bowl Ad With Call to House 100K
Company also will donate $4M to International Rescue Committee
- Airbnb is following up its Super Bowl ad calling for acceptance with a campaign to provide short-term housing over the next five years for 100,000 people in need, reports the AP . An announcement on the rental service's website says it plans to start with refugees, disaster survivors, and...
You Can Spend Halloween in
a Coffin at Dracula's Castle
Oct 18, 2016 6:45 PM CDT
You Can Spend Halloween in a Coffin at Dracula's Castle
Don't let the vampire bite
- You could spend a night in Dracula’s Transylvanian castle—but sleep is no guarantee. Airbnb is offering two guests an overnight stay at Bran Castle in the mountains of Transylvania, fittingly, on Halloween night. The great grandnephew of Bram Stoker, who based his 19th-century novel on the very place,...
You Could Spend a
Night at Abbey Road
Oct 4, 2016 6:01 PM CDT
You Could Spend a Night at Abbey Road
Fill the legendary recording studio with the sounds of your snoring
- For nine years, the Beatles filled Abbey Road Studios with the sounds of some of their most famous recordings. For one night in October, you could fill it with the sounds of your snoring. Travel and Leisure reports Airbnb—in partnership with DJ and producer Mark Ronson—is giving away...
Airbnb Sues Its Hometown
Jun 28, 2016 2:40 PM CDT
Airbnb Sues Its Hometown
Company says San Francisco rental registration ordinance is confusing, unconstitutional
- Airbnb has filed a lawsuit alleging its First Amendment rights have been violated and that rules surrounding a new city ordinance flout federal protection for internet companies, and its target is its own hometown, the
Los Angeles Times
reports. The ordinance in question was passed unanimously earlier this month by...
You Can Now Cook in
Julia Child's Kitchen
Jun 1, 2016 9:35 AM CDT
You Can Now Cook in Julia Child's Kitchen
But it'll cost about $3K
- If you inhale deeply enough, perhaps you'll still smell her beef bourguignon. The French cottage that Julia Child built with funds from the second volume of
Mastering the Art of French Cooking
is up for rent on Airbnb in what Bloomberg calls "one of the company's most...
May 17, 2016 2:55 PM CDT
Lawmaker's Residence Under Scrutiny for Airbnb Ad
Frank Lasee stays in 2 different places
- If Frank Lasee ran for office using his wife's house as his primary residence, he'd have to run against incumbent Paul Ryan—which the
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
says would be "political suicide." Instead, the GOP state senator looking to fill a soon-to-be-vacant congressional seat says he...
to 35 Sharks
Mar 29, 2016 9:53 AM CDT
Sleep Next to 35 Sharks With Airbnb
Contest winners will spend night in Paris aquarium's shark tank
- Why swim with sharks when you can sleep with them instead? Three lucky couples will get that chance: Those who submit the best essay on why they deserve to sleep next to sharks will win a free one-night stay for two in a transparent bedroom suspended at the center of...
Poised to Become
Major Player in
Mar 20, 2016 8:32 AM CDT
Poised to Become Major Player in Cuba: Airbnb
White House grants it expanded license, allowing it to rent to world travelers
- Online lodging service Airbnb is allowing travelers from around the world to book stays in private homes in Cuba after the San Francisco-based company received special authorization from the Obama administration, Airbnb announced Sunday. Airbnb was the first major American company to enter Cuba after Presidents Barack Obama and Raul...
Find Rotting Corpse
Feb 29, 2016 10:02 AM CST
Airbnb Renters Find Rotting Corpse
Cops say woman may have been dead for several weeks
- A 19th-century Airbnb rental in the Paris suburb of Palaiseau came with three stories, seven bedrooms, a swimming pool, a "lovely forest with a jogging trail"—and a badly-decomposed corpse. Friends who rented the property to host a birthday soiree on Saturday had to cancel their plans when...
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