Airbnb – airbnb.com – is an American company which operates an online marketplace and hospitality service for people to lease or rent short-term lodging including holiday cottages, apartments, homestays, hostel beds, or hotel rooms, to participate in or facilitate experiences related to tourism such as walking tours, and to make reservations at restaurants. The company does not own any real estate or conduct tours; it is a broker which receives percentage service fees in conjunction with every booking.
Airbnb in the West Bank – The Israeli/Palestinian conflict over territory is being played out through Airbnb, which controversially lists rental properties in Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
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— Airbnb (@Airbnb) October 3, 2019
2.7M guests from Airbnb decided that countries in Africa, El Salvador, and Haiti were beautiful enough to visit. When we embrace the world, we see its beauty.
— Brian Chesky (@bchesky) January 12, 2018
Protecting the places we love takes better rules. We are working to preserve communities by collecting taxes from guests.
— Airbnb Citizen (@AirbnbCitizen) December 6, 2019