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The number of rooms in China ready for rent on Airbnb has reached 150,000, according to a co-founder of the global room sharing platform.
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Airbnb doesn’t need to build or own inventory, it facilitates access to existing assets, such as spare rooms, holiday houses, entire islands or treehouses.
At the annual Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals conference (HITEC) in Los Angeles, Rachel Botsman, Founder of Collaborative Labs, talked about how the collaborative economy will transform the hospitality ecosystem. She was talking to a group whose sector was getting hit hard and fast by the ideas she was going to share. How do hoteliers really feel about Airbnb?
Airbnb is a global marketplace where people can list space in their homes for rent.
How far has Airbnb come? More than 10 million people have stayed in Airbnb homes to date. This is a long way from the company’s early days when the founders hosted people on air mattresses in their apartment and basically went door-to-door to get traction.
Airbnb is living up to its potential as a community-powered hotel. Today they changed their policies to allow do-gooders to offer up their spare spaces free of charge to displaced victims of superstorm Sandy.
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