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  • Online accommodation platform Airbnb has said it will temporarily house 20,000 Afghan refugees at no charge to help them resettle across the world. BBC News
  • Eduardo Miranda, head of Portugal's holiday let association, expects around 15% of Airbnbs to stay off the market in Lisbon for good, even when tourism returns. U.S.
  • Unlike other sectors, there is no household name like Amazon, Airbnb, or Uber that people will instinctively recognize when talking about LegalTech. Hacker Noon
  • Like the Airbnb market and crowd-sourced car rentals, RV rentals are becoming more common to people wanting to vacation on the road without becoming saddled by a 10-year loan or the property taxes that will inevitably come with RV ownership. Linchpin
  • No industry is seemingly immune, as evidenced by the disruption to the hotel industry caused by Airbnb and the disruption to the financial services industry caused by various buy-now, pay-later platforms, just to name a few. Amazon Web Services
  • Today sharing services such as Uber, Airbnb, Craigslist and Zipcar - just to name a few - play a significant role in the global economy, with the total value of the global sharing economy predicted to increase to some 335 billion U.S. dollars by 2025, from only 15 billion U.S. dollars in 2014. Foresight
  • Increasing regulation of Airbnb and short-term rentals around the world gives rise to opportunities for hotels to capture some of the longer-stay corporate / leisure market. CMS Law-Now
  • While business travel has been one casualty of the coronavirus pandemic, Airbnb plans to capitalize on the newfound work-life balance that emerged during the shift to remote work. CNBC
  • The sharing economy created by platforms such as Airbnb represent a threat to disruption in the hotel industry, increasing the competitive landscape. wp-content
  • Commercial sharing platforms like Uber and Airbnb have reshaped the transportation and housing sectors in cities and raised challenges for urban policy makers seeking to balance market disruption with community protections. P2P Foundation
  • Airbnb will need millions more hosts to keep the current momentum and handle the post-pandemic travel boom. CB Insights Research
  • With Postmates, Airbnb, Robinhood, and DoorDash as potential candidates for IPOs in the year ahead, it could be another banner year for mobile-first companies on the public markets. Icon
  • As platforms such as Amazon, Airbnb and Uber proliferate, opportunities for payments companies will grow. wp-content
  • Many firms that provide services through digital platforms (e.g. Airbnb, Amazon Mechanical Turk and Uber) have created an opportunity for the emergence of a gig economy. UNCTAD
  • Airbnb's Olympic sponsorship is expected to create hundreds of thousands of new Airbnb hosts and drastically reduce the amount of housing infrastructure required for the upcoming games. Amazonaws
  • As for business travel, which according to a recent American Hotel & Lodging Association survey is not expected to recover to pre-pandemic levels until 2023 or 2024, Airbnb may have an advantage over hotels in that respect. MarketWatch
  • We will see more platforms and services at the global level in response to remote work's rise, and nomads are early adopters that companies can look at to understand what comes next. Generation T
  • Over 2021 or two, valuations will stay lower than the levels we saw in 2018 and 2019, and many of the best companies are started during a recession (like Uber, Airbnb). Medium
  • This year, the silicon tide is cresting with a parade of IPOs that will mint riches for employees at the likes of Uber, Lyft, Slack, and, potentially, Airbnb. Wired
  • Newly listed Airbnb used disruptive technology to upend the lodging and hospitality sector. The Balance
  • With international borders likely remaining pretty much closed until the end of 2021, people will increasingly opt for local travel destinations and stay at Airbnb-type places. Richard van Hooijdonk Blog
  • The Commission, led by an elected Portuguese member Luis ArauUjo, expects to see a cascade of travel bargains late 2021 as airlines, hotels, rental firms like Airbnb, tour companies, cruise lines and destinations try to make up for a disastrous 2020. Portuguese American Journal
  • Amsterdam uses algorithms to try to detect illegal holiday letting as it seeks to curb Airbnb-style rentals in residential areas, as well as people at risk of falling into severe debt.

Last updated: 19 September 2021