Airbnb Disrupting More Than Just Hotels; App Now Offers Trips, City Guides and Restaurant Reservations

As if Airbnb doesn’t have enough on its plate taking on the hotel industry, the company today announced a slew of new options for its free app that go way beyond home rentals. In a presentation at the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, founder Brian Chesky explained that the company is “adding the magic” back…

You Can Now Earn Delta SkyMiles on Airbnb Stays

Update: Some offers mentioned below are no longer available. View the current offers here – Gold Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card from American Express, Platinum Delta SkyMiles Business Credit Card from American Express Following the lead of Virgin America and Qantas, Delta has forged a partnership with homeshare giant Airbnb. All you have to do is…

10 of Havana’s Most Incredible Airbnb Rentals

As the US continues to ease travel restrictions to Cuba, Americans are seeing more and more opportunities to visit this fascinating island nation, whether by air or by sea. Several US carriers — including American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, United, Alaska Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Spirit Airlines and JetBlue — have recently added nonstop service to Havana (HAV) from various American cities, so it’s easier…

A New Study Reveals Airbnb Isn’t Killing Off Hotels After All

In the ongoing battle between hotels and vacation rental site Airbnb, it makes a grabby headline to suggest that the once-scrappy start-up is beating the traditional hotel industry at its own game. Now it seems that reports of the hotel industry’s so-called demise at the hands of Airbnb have been greatly exaggerated. As Skift recently reported, new…

Canadians Can Enter to Win an Airbnb Sleepover at Taco Bell

If you’ve ever felt like you’ve logged so many hours waiting in line at Taco Bell that you may as well live there, now’s your chance. To celebrate the launch of its latest culinary monstrosity, the Steak Doubledilla — which the fast food giant says offers “twice the tender, marinated steak and creamy jalapeño sauce in a…

You Can Now Earn 3x United Miles When Booking Airbnb Stays

Update 10/15/16: Unfortunately Airbnb has been pulled from MileagePlus X, so it’s currently not possible to earn additional bonus points using the method outlined below. There have been limited opportunities to earn bonus miles or points on Airbnb purchases — only certain cards like the Chase Sapphire Reserve or the Citi ThankYou Premier, which offer 3x points on travel purchases,…

4 Referral Bonus Programs to Help Fund Your Next Getaway

While earning points and miles is one of the best ways to enjoy free travel, leveraging referral programs can help too. Below, TPG Contributor Ryan Martin walks you through four of the top options and shows you how they can get you closer to your next vacation. While most opportunities to earn points and miles involve…

Book a Round-Trip Ticket Between Frankfurt and New York on Lufthansa via… Airbnb?

Whereas travelers used to rely on staying in hotels or crashing with friends and family, Airbnb has quite literally opened the doors to strangers’ homes. Now, the booking site is taking its listings a step further by allowing travelers to book a “stay” with Lufthansa — you read that right — on a round-trip flight from Frankfurt, Germany, to…

How to Pick the Perfect Cuban Destination For You

Just back from a three-week trip to Cuba, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino highlights some of the best places to visit so you can decide where to go first. (All photos are by Darrel Hunter unless otherwise specified). Cuba offers so much beyond its capital city of Havana, and thanks to new flights launching this September on Silver Airways and American…

10 Essential Things To Know Before Your First Trip To Cuba

Upon returning from her second three-week visit exploring Cuba, TPG Contributor Lori Zaino explains everything you need to know before heading there. All photos are by Darrel Hunter. With a recent ease in travel restrictions to Cuba and exciting news that nonstop flights between the US and Cuba are officially launching this September, many Americans are planning to…