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European tourist magnets hit back as Airbnb turns 10

Facing competition from Airbnb, which will celebrate a decade this summer, top European attractions such as Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and Barcelona are out to revamp their own offerings.


China’s Huawei top sponsor of Australian politicians’ overseas trips

Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is the biggest corporate sponsor of overseas travel for Australian politicians, according to an analysis of travel disclosure registers by an Australian think-tank.


Book a boutique hotel on Airbnb

Private individuals aren't the only ones renting out rooms and homes on Airbnb these days. The American accommodation giant has now added boutique hotels to its offer in certain countries, bolstered by a partnership with Availpro.


MaGIC launches bootcamp for women startup founders

Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) looks to increase women's participation in startups with a new a pre-accelerator bootcamp specifically for women founders.


Virtual championship, real ambition as NBA launches eSport league

A virtual championship with real ambitions gets under way on as the National Basketball Association tips off its bid to gain a foothold in the burgeoning arena of eSports with the launch of its NBA 2K League.


In Japan, new rules may leave home-sharing industry out in the cold

Japan's new home-sharing law was meant to ease a shortage of hotel rooms, bring order to an unregulated market and offer more lodging options for foreign visitors ahead of next year's Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


Singapore proposes allowing Airbnb-type rentals, with tough conditions

Singapore proposed allowing private home owners to rent out their property for short-term stays but with stringent conditions, a move welcomed by home-sharing giant Airbnb.


Air Bnb? Founder Brian Chesky drops major hints at expanding into aviation

Airbnb founder Brian Chesky has just put the airline industry on high alert, after revealing over the weekend that he's looking into launching a new airline.


Historical strategy ‘10 Crowns’ announced by ‘Civ IV’ designer

The game studio run by Civilization IV lead Soren Johnson is turning its hand to "an epic-scale turn-based strategy game."


Millennials in the US have conflicted relationship with Airbnb according to report

The findings from a new report on US Millennial travellers suggests that contrary to prevailing beliefs, younger travellers prefer traditional hotels over homestays like Airbnb.