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A unicorn apart: Among private tech firms, Airbnb has pursued a distinct strategy A unicorn apart: Among private tech firms, Airbnb has pursued a distinct strategy

A unicorn apart: Among private tech firms, Airbnb has pursued a distinct strategy

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Print section Print Rubric:  Airbnb’s cohesive culture and unusual financial discipline mark it out Print Headline:  A different breed of unicorn Print Fly Title:  Airbnb UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  How to improve the health...

Missed connection: The super-connector airlines face a world of troubles

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Print section Print Rubric:  The super-connectors face a world of troubles Print Headline:  Missed connection Print Fly Title:  Aviation UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The policy designed to make America great again Fly Title:  Missed connection Main image:  20170513_WBP001_0.jpg WHEN a video of a passenger being dragged off a United Airlines flight went viral last month, the American carrier’s Middle Eastern rivals were quick to mock its customer service. Qatar Airways updated its smartphone app to say it “doesn’t support drag and drop”. The ribbing was justified. Over a decade of expansion, Qatar Airways, along with Emirates of Dubai, the world’s largest airline by international passenger miles travelled, and Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi, wowed customers with superior service and better-value fares. Passengers joined them in droves, abandoning hub ...

Missed connection: The super-connector airlines face a world of troubles

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Print section Print Rubric:  The super-connectors face a world of troubles Print Headline:  Missed connection Print Fly Title:  Aviation UK Only Article:  standard article Issue:  The policy designed to make America great again Fly Title:  Missed connection Main image:  20170513_WBP001_0.jpg WHEN a video of a passenger being dragged off a United Airlines flight went viral last month, the American carrier’s Middle Eastern rivals were quick to mock its customer service. Qatar Airways updated its smartphone app to say it “doesn’t support drag and drop”. The ribbing was justified. Over a decade of expansion, Qatar Airways, along with Emirates of Dubai, the world’s largest airline by international passenger miles travelled, and Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi, wowed customers with superior service and better-value fares. Passengers joined them in droves, abandoning hub ...

To Airbnb or not to Airbnb: Home-sharing sites are targeting business travellers

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Main image:  BUSINESS travel accounts for about a third of total travel spending in America, according to the United States Travel Association, an industry group. But Airbnb, a private firm which is probably the world's second most valuable hospitality provider after Marriott, gets less than 10% of its business from people travelling for work. As the San Francisco-based company continues to expand, it’s pretty clear whom it will be targeting.This week Airbnb is rolling out a new tool specifically for business travellers to book home rentals. All listings deemed “Business Travel Ready” (BTR) feature free Wi-Fi, a desk, soap, shampoo, a hairdryer, an iron and check-in with a doorman (or a digital lock). In other words, all the basic amenities of a hotel. The tool also allows companies to track their spending, receive invoices directly, and manage employees’ itineraries.Even if it is still principally for vacationers, Airbnb has seen a surge in business travel use in the past several years. The company says that the number of business stays booked through the site tripled last year. It claims that employees of more than 250,000 companies now use Airbnb for work travel. That has spooked traditional hotels. Some have taken to imitating the home-rental service: earlier this year, Marriott unveiled ...

To Airbnb or not to Airbnb: Home-sharing sites are targeting business travellers

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Main image:  BUSINESS travel accounts for about a third of total travel spending in America, according to the United States Travel Association, an industry group. But Airbnb, a private firm which is probably the world's second most valuable hospitality provider after Marriott, gets less than 10% of its business from people travelling for work. As the San Francisco-based company continues to expand, it’s pretty clear whom it will be targeting.This week Airbnb is rolling out a new tool specifically for business travellers to book home rentals. All listings deemed “Business Travel Ready” (BTR) feature free Wi-Fi, a desk, soap, shampoo, a hairdryer, an iron and check-in with a doorman (or a digital lock). In other words, all the basic amenities of a hotel. The tool also allows companies to track their spending, receive invoices directly, and manage employees’ itineraries.Even if it is still principally for vacationers, Airbnb has seen a surge in business travel use in the past several years. The company says that the number of business stays booked through the site tripled last year. It claims that employees of more than 250,000 companies now use Airbnb for work travel. That has spooked traditional hotels. Some have taken to imitating the home-rental service: earlier this year, Marriott ...
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