Tag - airbnb



Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 27, 2023
Deep in the countryside, a glimpse of Airbnb's Japan strategy
The short-term lodging service is seeking to build links with communities outside of well-beaten tourist pathways and entice travelers to rural areas.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
Jun 24, 2023
Airbnb’s newest venture is in Japan’s most hidden village
Airbnb has partnered with one rural family to offer two lucky guests a free two-night stay in their traditional thatch-roofed home.
Japan Times
Dec 20, 2021
Airbnb and Expedia start to share information on party house offenders
According to a joint statement by both companies, the Community Integrity Program aims to 'prioritize safety” and root out 'chronic offenders.”
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Aug 19, 2021
Two sexual assault survivors spur Airbnb arbitration turnaround
For one woman, Airbnb's decision to stop forcing guests into confidential arbitration for sexual assault claims was disturbing. For another, it means she may get her day in court.
Japan Times
Jan 20, 2021
Jack Ma emerges for first time since crackdown on Ant and Alibaba
While his location is unknown, Ma's emergence in a public forum may help quell persistent rumors about his fate while Beijing pursues investigations into online businesses.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Dec 11, 2020
Airbnb and DoorDash rallies stoke renewed debate on pricing IPOs
Had the shares priced closer to where they started trading, Airbnb could have raised $4 billion more for the company and early investors.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Aug 31, 2020
Jack Ma’s Ant fuels tech IPO frenzy not seen since dot-com bubble
Jack Ma's Chinese financial titan aims to raise at least $30 billion in Hong Kong and Shanghai in October.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 20, 2020
Airbnb files confidentially for IPO as travel begins to rebound
The company began seeing signs of recovery in June, with bookings down only 30 percent.
Japan Times
Mar 18, 2020
Canceling your trip due to coronavirus? Airbnb refuses scores of refunds
Josh Ostroff had a difficult choice to make: Cancel a trip to Japan in March that he'd been promising his 10-year-old son for three years, or ignore travel warnings and put his family's health at risk amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Japan Times
Nov 20, 2019
Airbnb to offer interactive experiences with Olympians ahead of Tokyo Games
Airbnb said Tuesday it will offer experiences that provide direct interactions with former and current Olympians ahead of the Tokyo Games next summer.
Japan Times
Jun 6, 2019
Airbnb listings in Japan rebound after regulatory freeze
Airbnb Inc. says it's back in business in Japan, a year after stricter short-term lodging regulations forced it to freeze a major portion of its listings in the country.
Mar 4, 2019
French 3% tax on internet giants could yield €500 million yearly, says finance minister Le Maire
A 3 percent tax on the French revenue of large internet companies could yield €500 million per year, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Sunday.
Japan Times
Nov 20, 2018
Airbnb to remove listings in West Bank settlements
Short-term rental company Airbnb Inc. said it will remove listings in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank, enclaves that most world powers consider illegal for taking up land where Palestinians seek statehood.
Japan Times
Sep 20, 2018
Facebook is failing to comply with EU consumer rules, but Airbnb is now in line
Facebook may face sanctions because it has yet to comply with EU consumer rules, but Airbnb has made the necessary changes in response to regulatory demands, EU sources said on Wednesday.
Aug 28, 2018
Hotel association in hot spring city Beppu teams up with Airbnb
A hotel association in Beppu, Oita Prefecture, a city known for its hot springs, said Monday it will work with Airbnb Inc. to attract more tourists from abroad.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jul 26, 2018
Value of Japan's 'sharing economy' estimated at over ¥500 billion in 2016
Japan's so-called sharing economy was estimated to be worth over ¥500 billion ($4.5 billion) in 2016, according to government data, reflecting the rise of peer-to-peer services.
Japan Times
Jun 30, 2018
Implementation of minpaku laws lambasted
Japan Times
Jun 21, 2018
Airbnb 'still removing' unregistered lodgings in Japan a week after new P2P rental law came into force
Airbnb Inc. said Thursday that it is still removing "thousands" of listings from its website for unlicensed private lodgings in Japan, as required under a new law that took effect last week to cope with a sharp increase in foreign visitors and a consequent shortage of hotel rooms.
Jun 20, 2018
Review 'minpaku' regulations to spur growth
The government should ensure that regulations don't hamper the growth of the minpaku industry, which is contributing ot the sharp increase in inbound tourism.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 14, 2018
Airbnb offers new services day before minpaku law kicks in
A day before a new law on minpaku (private lodging services) takes effect, Airbnb Inc. on Thursday welcomed the change and reinforced its commitment to the Japanese market with fresh initiatives.


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