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Antsy city dwellers seeking to escape their COVID-19 refuges are road-tripping to nearby vacation rentals in surprisingly strong numbers, showing the first signs of life for an industry that essentially ground to a halt in March. "People, after having been stuck in their homes for a few months, do want to get out of their houses; that's really, really clear," Airbnb Inc. Chief Executive ...

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CHICAGO - The coronavirus crisis has not only sent the hotel industry reeling by cratering occupancy rates. It's forcing hotels to ramp up their cleaning protocols and hygiene - things that will be more of a priority for consumers in a post-pandemic world, where safe is the new sexy. "What would have been in the back of customers' minds is now front and center," said Phil Cordell, Hilton's ...

If your summer travel plans are in full swing and you plan on staying in Airbnb rentals or other shared spaces this year, you might be wondering how to keep yourself and your belongings safe. That’s where this travel lock from Addalock comes in.

When legacy businesses are threatened by new competitors, too often they respond by lobbying for regulation to quash them. It’s notable, then,…

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Looking for something a little different for your Memorial Day camping experience? Or maybe you want to make plans for a long Fourth of July weekend in the northwoods? Hipcamp.com may be for you. Think of it as the Airbnb or Trivago of camping, but with an offbeat attitude. Hipcamp encourages and recruits private landowners to open up space - in their backyard, along their lake, river, farm or ...

I recently returned from Italy, and it's a great place to visit. Just ask the more than 58 million other international tourists who traveled there in 2017, according to the United Nations' World Tourism Organization. In Florence, huge groups snaked down narrow roads or bunched up in squares behind guides holding flags. My sister likened Venice to Disneyland. In Rome, Italy's most visited city, ...

I tossed food in the fridge, washed my travel mug in the sink, plopped on the sofa to page through a magazine and finally tested the bed, the ultimate barometer of any overnight accommodation. It was cushy with just the right amount of underlying firmness. I'd sleep well - plus be well-fed, thanks to the microwave, stovetop and dishwasher. I could expect a gleaming stainless-steel kitchen from ...

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Many people's New Year's resolutions go something like this: I resolve to visit ... fill-in-the-blank. I could spend hours daydreaming about how to fill that blank, but instead I'd like to share some of what I learned in the past year, and what mini-resolutions I've set as a result. - Be open to change. Two nights before I headed to Greensboro, Ala., my Airbnb hostess told me that the house ...

Srin Madipalli has traveled the world in his wheelchair. Now, as head of Airbnb’s accessibility efforts, he wants to help many others do the same.

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Communities such as Easton and Bethlehem should resist the urge to overtax, over-regulate and potentially kill Airbnb rentals.

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