Airbnb is making a play for the luxury travel market, today unveiling a series of new offerings as part of a roadmap for its “core Homes business”.
Airbnb, the undeniable poster child of the sharing economy, may be about to face one of its toughest PR battles yet.
The Room Xchange connects those in need of accommodation with with providers who, in turn, require someone to help them a little around the house each day
Sydney startup Hometime, a property management service for the likes of Airbnb and other players in the short-term rental space, has raised $1.5 million in a seed round led by Asia Principal Capital (APC).
Jumping strides ahead of Australia’s eventual electric car boom is Sydney startup Everty, a peer-to-peer charging network for electric cars.
Hometime looks to help hosts “put their Airbnb properties on autopilot” by handling each aspect of the hosting experience.
Youcamp offerings range from simply allowing travellers in campers or caravans access to the land to park on, through to cottages or ‘glamping’ facilities.
A report has found 22 percent of Australians are earning $50 or more from the sharing economy each month, with 5.6 percent, or around 800,000, earning over $300 per month.
Vampr has taken inspiration from the contemporary dating app model to develop an app that allows musicians to more easily connect with each other.
MadeComfy looks to simplify the listing and management process for people seeking to rent out their homes through platforms such as Airbnb.
Adelaide startup ViY is an added value boutique property service for existing Airbnb customers. For example think of Airbnb as a supermarket and they want to get a range of quality supply chains, ViY provides the quality and Airbnb provides customers with the space to find that value.
Shacky is now an online platform where farmers rent out tiny houses to visitors on their farm. The Melbourne startup provides a way for farmers to diversify their income while giving renters the experience of an otherwise inaccessible countryside.
For those living far from family or those who may not be all that friendly with their neighbours, going away on holidays can be stressful. Who do you give the spare keys to and ask to clear out your mailbox every couple of days along with the promise to return the favour when they head off to Bali? A bigger headache still, if you’ve got pets, where do they go?
Airbnb has finalised a funding round of $1.5 billion, led by General Atlantic with participation from Tiger Global and Hillhouse Capital. The round, one of the largest private rounds to date, puts the company’s valuation at $25.5 billion.
Going on holidays isn’t as straightforward as it used to be. Nowadays, travellers are looking for experiences that are both cheaper and more authentic. A new Sydney startup called Homecamp is hoping to provide travellers with both by having them camp out in suburban backyards.