More on Airbnb challenging tourism industry with new ‘experiences’ feature

More on Airbnb challenging tourism industry with new ‘experiences’ feature Experts say the push to become a full-service vacation booking site is a natural one for Airbnb – it’s the same path Expedia and other competitors followed. But Airbnb’s expansion could mean trouble for the rest of the travel industry. Source: Hotel Marketing More on Airbnb challenging tourism industry with new ‘experiences’ feature

Airbnb has no plans for an API to integrate with its new trip platform…yet

Airbnb has no plans for an API to integrate with its new trip platform…yet Airbnb said that APIs were interesting, though the company declined to provide an estimate for when a public API might be released. It’s all about the guest experience, Airbnb told VentureBeat, and the company wants to ensure that any integrations match up to the brand reputation. Source: Hotel Marketing Airbnb has no plans for an API to integrate with its new trip platform…yet

Airbnb says resistance is futile

Airbnb says resistance is futile Airbnb has a message for the politicians who are warring with the company: You’ll come around. The company’s growing popularity among guests and hosts will force politicians in cities such as New York, San Francisco, Barcelona and Berlin to make an effort to find legal common ground with the homestay network. Source: Hotel Marketing Airbnb says resistance is futile