Video: Mayors on home sharing’s momentum and its benefits for their cities

Home sharing’s momentum in the US is growing and in partnership with Airbnb, cities are realizing the benefits through new tax revenue and stable communities. So say four mayors and one former mayor of prominent US cities in a video aired before fellow city chief executives gathered for the US Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting in Washington, DC.

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Welcome, to the ‘Outside In’ House

Airbnb and Pantone have come together to unveil a transformational experience that’s open to guests from all around the world. The ‘Outside In’ House opened in London this week and is hosted by the world-renowned authority on colour, Pantone.

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Introducing the Airbnb Policy Tool Chest

The travel and economic opportunities enabled by Airbnb support the way people want to live, earn money, and see the world in the 21st century. As our community grows, we appreciate the opportunity and responsibility to work with local governments to craft progressive, fair rules for home sharing. With this in mind, we are releasing the Airbnb Policy Tool Chest, a resource for governments to consider as they draft or amend these rules.

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Empowering hosts in a time of automation

Policymakers in many countries in which we operate are confronting the loss of jobs to automation. One recent estimate has artificial intelligence potentially replacing between one third and nearly half of jobs in the US, UK and Japan within a few decades. Even as technology overhauls many workplaces, Airbnb remains a people-to-people platform.

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Airbnb's Disaster Response program in action

The disaster response tool connects people around the world who have been displaced and are in need of urgent accommodations with Airbnb hosts who open their homes free of charge. Airbnb’s award-winning Disaster Response program helps hosts open their homes to people displaced by disasters, as well as to aid workers, and has activated over 3,000 listings to date.

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Global Neighborhood: Check out what’s going on in your community