San Francisco-based travel giant keeps diversifying Chris McGinnis Updated 1:12 pm PST, Thursday, March 7, 2019 Airbnb will acquire Hotel Tonight, but big names in the San Francisco travel tech scene Airbnb will acquire Hotel Tonight, but big names in the San Francisco travel tech scene Photo: Hotel Tonight Photo: Hotel Tonight Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 Airbnb will acquire Hotel Tonight, but big names in the San Francisco travel tech scene Airbnb will acquire Hotel Tonight, but big names in the San Francisco travel tech scene Photo: Hotel Tonight Airbnb will acquire HotelTonight 1 / 9 Back to Gallery TravelSkills on SFGate is brought to you by Visa . Airbnb is … [Read more...] about Airbnb will acquire HotelTonight
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Mar 06, 10:07 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Jeremy Bowman 03/06/19 AT 9:58 PM Like so many Silicon Valley start-ups, Airbnb has an origin story that's become part of lore.Two San Francisco roommates were searching for a way to make rent one month and saw that local hotels were getting booked up for a conference in town. Capitalizing on that opportunity, they advertised the availability of an air mattress and breakfast in their living room, found a few takers, and the Airbnb concept was born.Officially founded in 2008, the company survived early challenges to become a home-sharing juggernaut that is valued at $31 billion and is expected to make a splash when it goes public in the second half of this year. Those roommates, Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia, are now the company's CEO and chief product officer, respectively. And Airbnb now hosts more than 2 million people a night, and has hosted 400 million over … [Read more...] about Airbnb: Everything Investors Need to Know Before Its IPO
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | A New Luxury Retreat Caters to Elderly Workers in Tech (Ages 30 and Up) Supported by ByNellie Bowles March 4, 2019 EL PESCADERO, Mexico — At a luxury resort in Baja California Sur, everyone was recovering from a long day sharing how hard it felt to be getting older. Some of the participants walked pensively along the Pacific Coast at sunset. Others read from the resort bookshelf, choosing from sections labeled: “What can death teach me about life?” and “What are the unexpected pleasures of aging?” The next day, the group would place stickers with ageist slurs all over their chests, arms and faces, and then hurl the stickers into a fire. Later, there would be healing sessions focused on intergenerational collaboration and accepting mortality. That some of those on … [Read more...] about A New Luxury Retreat Caters to Elderly Workers in Tech (Ages 30 and Up)
Airbnb is more than just a platform. It represents a revolution in vacationing and holidaying, offering a solution connecting those looking for a place to stay with those who have a spare room in their house, or even a spare house. Airbnbs can be normal apartments, entire houses, or a houseboat in Amsterdam, or a converted school bus in France. There are fun and quirky Airbnbs all over the world, like this camper van in Los Angeles: Airbnb is the platform where this happens. It’s part “sharing economy,” part entrepreneurship, part meeting people, and sharing experiences. Like Uber, which offers a platform to share rides, but doesn’t own the car, Airbnb doesn’t own any housing either. It just provide the tools, guarantees, and support. It’s a people-people offering, more or less. Since Airbnb was established in 2007 (and launched three times to find success!), it has grown to a true phenomenon. Its vast coverage and quality makes it rival the … [Read more...] about What is Airbnb and how does it work?
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Airbnb is preparing to add transportation options to its line-up of travel services, as the online company seeks to find new areas of growth outside its original home-renting business. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Airbnb is displayed at an Airbnb event in Tokyo, Japan, June 14, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Kato/File Photo Airbnb said on Thursday it had hired Fred Reid, a veteran executive from the airline industry, as its global head of transportation, marking the company’s most definitive step yet toward executing a plan more than two years in the works. At an event in Los Angeles in late 2016, Airbnb unveiled its efforts to become a full-service travel website, and hinted at plans to include transportation services travelers could reserve at the same time they booked a home. Since that event, Airbnb has added offerings of guided tours and activities, restaurant reservations, luxury vacation homes and traditional hotels. Chief Executive Brian Chesky … [Read more...] about Airbnb hires airline executive in move to offer transportation…