Tag Archives: Airbnb

Airbnb opens Cuba doors to all nationalities

Logo squareMarch 21 (TravelAndy): People from all nationalities can now book Airbnb accommodations in Cuba.

Online accommodation aggregator Airbnb started operating in Cuba in April 2015. However, it was permitted to only accommodate American citizens in their Cuban lodges.

With the revised verdict from the Obama administration, Airbnb has now opened its doors to everyone visiting Cuba. Continue Reading →

Airbnb to start add-on services for travellers

Logo squareMarch 18 (TravelAndy): Airbnb, the vacation rental service company, plans to enhance the service the provide to tourists across the globe.

Travellers, renting Airbnb accommodations, might soon be able to avail facilities including personal chef, art gallery tours, rental bikes, and restaurant reservations.

“Our basic idea is: I want you to go to a city; you feel like you live there,” Brian Chesky, CEO and co-founder of Airbnb told Bloomsberg. Continue Reading →

Airbnb, Booking.com feel Barcelona heat

Tourist buses in Barcelona

Tourist buses in Barcelona

August 27 (TravelAndy): Barcelona mayor Ada Colau has warned home rental websites against marketing of apartments for tourists without a number showing that they are on the Catalan tourism register.

She also wanted websites such as Airbnb and Booking.com to share information on the property owners with the authorities.

“Everybody must comply with the same game rules,” Colau told Reuters, adding that there were thousands of apartments in the city that did not pay the Catalan tourist tax of EUR0.65 per person, per night. Continue Reading →

Tourist tax in Airbnb Paris from Oct

rp_DSCN0879-300x225.jpgAugust 25 (TravelAndy): Airbnb will collect a tourist tax on rental apartments in Paris, like it had promised in March following a request from the authorities, reports said.

In a statement on Tuesday, the site — which is a place for people to rent, find and list lodging — said it would collect EUR0.83 per person per day from tourists from October. 1.

Airbnb has 50,000 listings in Paris alone. It claims to have 1.5 million listings in 190 countries. Continue Reading →

Sleep cheap in a New York taxi

Logo squareAugust 16 (TravelAndy): Are you looking for a place to crash in central New York but don’t have much cash to spare? Consider sleeping in a taxi for around USD39.

Jonathan Powley has been renting out a taxi, van and campervan since April on Airbnb.

The rent starts from USD22 a night, reports quoted him as saying.

These vehicles have been converted to house a large bed and a fan. They are parked in the Long Island City neighbourhood of Queens, just across the East River from Manhattan. Continue Reading →

Airbnb worry for hotels

"Paris is always a good idea." – Audrey Hepburn

“Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn

August 15 (TravelAndy): Airbnb is giving sleepless nights to hotels in most parts of the world but the the place where hoteliers are feeling the most heat is probably Paris.

The site, which is a place for people to rent, find and list lodging, claims to have 1.5 million listings in 190 countries.

It has 50,000 of them in Paris alone.

“The Paris market is going to get very difficult,” Didier le Calvez, managing director of the Bristol Hotel told Reuters.  Continue Reading →

How to sleep cheap while travelling

After airfares, the most amount of money you spend during a trip is usually for accommodation. But with the right approach, it is possible to bring down the sleeping costs, at times, to zero.

Here’s how to sleep cheap while travelling.

Hostels: Hostels are not as popular in India as in the West. But for the budget traveller, they are a great way to save money, make friends, and trade useful information.

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