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IHG to add dynamic pricing for hotel award bookings by the end of 2019

What to expect on Airbnb’s 11th birthday

This month (February 2019) marks the 11th birthday for Airbnb. Founded in 2008, Airbnb is the first and now the dominant player in the P2P (peer-to-peer) short-term residential rental business.
Last year at Airbnb’s 10th birthday, the company’s CEO Brian Chesky delivered a keynote speech --- Airbnb for everyone. Around the same period, the company rolled out two new brands to its current product line: Airbnb Plus and Beyond by Airbnb.

Within 10 years, Airbnb has already turned itself into more than just a marketplace for room-sharing services. The company also sells other travel experiences and even rooms for other hotels, as what OTAs (online travel agents such as Expedia and Priceline) offer. Additionally, Airbnb began competing head-to-head with other hotel giants in the real estate market.
It is no doubt that Airbnb has become more than just a room-sharing enterprise, but what other markets is Airbnb after? What can we expect at Airbnb’s 11th birthday? Here are a few possibilities:…

Disney MaxPass – So You Can Maximize the Magic (By Tiffany Hutchins)

The saddest thing about the “Happiest Place on Earth” is the long wait time! We’ve all been there; we race over to enjoy your favorite ride and discover that the wait time is over 90 minutes. Well, Disneyland has been working hard to address this issue back in 1999 with the introduction of FASTPASS --- a ride reservation system that is available to all guests with no additional charge, allowing people to enjoy other attractions during the wait time.

As of 2017, people no longer need the paper FASTPASS, because their ride reservation is now electronically stored on their park ticket or annual pass. Disneyland has now launched the Disney MaxPass. An improved hi-tech version that people can control from their mobile device, which includes the time-saving convenience of FASTPASS as well as the value of unlimited downloads from the Disney PhotoPass for the entire day.


With Disney MaxPass, people can even skip the long lines at the most popular rides. Travelers simply make a FASTPASS reserva…