Monday, November 16, 2015

It's in response to Friday's attacks.
Home rental startup Airbnb over the weekend implemented a
service that will allow the platform's hosts to share their homes with
displaced travelers in Paris for free, a move that comes after terrorist
attacks in the city killed at least 129 people.
Airbnb's disaster response service, which has been used in the wake of
flooding and fire incidents, makes it possible for homeowners to share their
spaces without paying a fee to the rental service.
Airbnb says it is working
with local and national government officials in France to make sure the
service is offered to those looking for a place to stay.
Re/code has also
reported that Airbnb hosts were asked to help those in need by offering their
homes at "little or no cost." If you were to search for housing listings in
the Paris region Monday, an alert calls for "Urgent Accommodations for those
displaced by Paris." Users can then either request a place to stay or offer
their space for free.
Airbnb initially launched a disaster response initiative in 2013, and since
then, hosts have opened their doors after several emergencies across the
globe, including in the wake of fires in San Diego, severe ice storms in
Toronto and Atlanta, and in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan.
After a
disaster strikes, Airbnb emails hosts in the affected area asking if they are
willing to help.
The startup also uses its networks to provide general
disaster response information to both guests and hosts.
This story originally appeared on Fortune.
More good reads from Fortune:
• Airbnb Pledges To Help Protect Long Term Housing.
But Will It Work?
• Business Travelers, You're Going to Like Airbnb's New Strategy
• Airbnb is Trying to Be Nice.
Is it Working? Home rental
startup Airbnb over the weekend implemented a service that will allow the
platform's hosts to share their homes with displaced travelers in Paris for
free, a move that comes after terrorist attacks in the city killed at least
129 people.

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