In today´s episode I discuss the recent news in the world of Airbnb with Margot Schmorak, CEO of Hostfully. We cover the following news items:
* Airbnb acquires Hotel Tonight
Airbnb bought last minute hotel booking app Hotel Tonight. Details of the acquisition were not published, but sources close to the companies said Airbnb paid roughly $450 million in stock and cash. The company aims to add a wider variety of accommodation options to it´s inventory as well as increasing its user base.
* Airbnb listings in San Francisco stable
A year after Airbnb removed thousands of unregistered listings form its platform, growth has stalled in the company’s home town. Total listings equaled 3.689, just a few dozen more than last year.
* Airbnb Mastery Summit starts March 21st
The Airbnb Mastery Summit starts on March 21st. This is the largest online event of the year, and features 17+ speakers, all of which are industry experts. Free tickets are available.