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Airbnb Helps Hosts Put Up Aid Workers For Free

  • The Drum, Monday, October 5, 2015 8:10 AM

Airbnb is going to make it easier for its hosts to house aid workers on the ground in the refugee crisis. The premise of the website is to allow travellers to rent a room or apartment by the night from a host, who indicates price and availability through an online calendar. With each booking there is generally a cleaning fee and an Airbnb service fee. However, in emergencies, the site has worked with local government to connect people displaced by disasters with people willing to open up their homes for free.

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