Airbnb Tries to Behave More Like a Hotel by KATIE BENNER


By KATIE BENNER

Less chatting on the couch; fewer idiosyncratic toiletries in the bath. Pursuing growth, the company promotes consistency among its millions of hosts.

Published: June 16, 2017 at 02:00PM

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New Orleans Becomes New Model for Airbnb to Work With Cities by KATIE BENNER


By KATIE BENNER

Agreements between Airbnb and the city reflect a move by the company to be more conciliatory with local governments, especially after tough regulatory battles globally.

Published: December 6, 2016 at 02:00PM

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Airbnb Ends Fight With New York City Over Fines by KATIE BENNER


By KATIE BENNER

The short-term room rental service settled a lawsuit it had filed over a state law that it said could have deterred hosts and impaired its revenues.

Published: December 2, 2016 at 02:00PM

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Airbnb Broadens Its Business With Tours and Travel Experiences by KATIE BENNER


By KATIE BENNER

Facing challenges in its core business of short-term rentals, Airbnb is aiming to become a fuller-service travel company by connecting travelers with local guides.

Published: November 16, 2016 at 02:00PM

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