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Airbnb to pay hosts $250m for cancellations


Airbnb to pay hosts $250m for cancellationsAirbnb will pay hosts 25% of what they would typically be due if someone booked between March 14 and May 31 cancels the stay due to Covid-19. "Please know this decision was not a business decision, but based on protecting public health," said Airbnb co-founder and chief Brian Chesky. Airbnb will pay hosts 25% of what they would typically be due if someone booked between March 14 and May 31 cancels the stay due to Covid-19. Airbnb is also adding a feature to its platform that will let people send money to support hosts they bonded with during stays. About 50,000 Airbnb hosts have volunteered to make their homes available to health care workers, relief providers, and first responders combating the coronavirus pandemic, according to Chesky.


Source: Bangkok Post March 31, 2020 00:00 UTC



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