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OYO raises funds from Airbnb; plans a firm footing in overseas markets

The funding, raised by Softbank-backed OYO, comes close on the heels of OYO announcing an investment of Rs 1,400 crore in India and Nepal in 2019.

Airbnb invests in OYO's series E funding round

The investment will give Airbnb access to a variety of franchised or leased hotels, helping it lure travellers who have shied away from the risks and quirks of renting a stranger's home.


Man admits killing Airbnb guest in Australia over $149 bill

Jonuzi had been subletting a room in a Melbourne home from Colton, who was also a tenant. Jonuzi first rented the room for three nights on Airbnb, but agreed to stay another week for Australian dollar 210.

This quiet cottage in South Africa lets you stay near 70 lions for Rs 7,388

Lion House is a beautiful cottage situated in South Africa set within the GG Conservation Wildlife reserve and Lion Sanctuary that provides protection to more than 70 lions.

Israel steps up boycott fight after Airbnb settlement ban

Airbnb's decision on Monday sparked outrage among Israeli officials and settler leaders, but was welcomed by Palestinian officials and human rights groups

Airbnb cancels promotion that offered sleepover on Great Wall of China

Airbnb is expanding its business in China and hoping to spur growth in the world's most populous country. Last year it said it would more than triple its local workforce and double its investment in the region.


Why Japan has cracked down on Airbnb

Japan, which Airbnb says is the top travel destination in the Asia-Pacific region for its customers, has long had a system of family-run guesthouses in which rooms are let out to visitors. Airbnb’s rapid expansion in Japan rode on the laxity in the enforcement of the minshuku (literally, inn) rules.

Airbnb to launch new initiatives for future growth

Airbnb is also launching a new guest membership programme offering benefits across the entire trip. 'Superguest' will launch initially to 10,000 guests as a trial this summer before being rolled out to wider guest community before the end of the year, the company said in a statement

SpaceX, Google are most interesting workplaces to techies: Hired report

Space Exploration Technologies Corp, Alphabet Inc’s Google, Shopify Inc and Tesla Inc are the most appealing companies for technology workers, according to a survey by online jobs marketplace Hired

Now, live in a floating apartment at the Great Barrier Reef

Airbnb has announced a new property that allows visitors to live in a floating apartment at one of the largest natural wonders on the planet, the Great Barrier Reef.

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Some like it hot: Homes inspired by glamour icon Marilyn Monroe

For travel buffs who also happen to be big Marilyn Monroe fans, here are some homes from across the world paying tribute to Marilyn Monroe.