AirBnB’s New Aquisition Boosts Mobile Adoption

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Airbnb has grown dramatically over the last year, announcing last month that it topped 10 million total nights booked, with more than 200,000 active properties listed on its site. But one area where it expects huge growth is on mobile, which is fast becoming a key focus for the company. About 20 percent of Airbnb’s traffic comes from the iPhone, iPad, Android, and mobile web browsers, and it fully expects that traffic to skyrocket over the coming years, especially in international markets. Continue reading

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HomeAway into Vacation Rental Insurance Biz

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Calling it “…the first insurance product tailored specifically for vacation rental properties…” HomeAway is offering its property owners a home owners insurance policy that covers for accidents incurred by vacationers.  This policy REPLACES their existing home owners insurance.

I made a call to CBIZ, the company offering the insurance,and found out this is Commercial General Liability policy.  So make sure your bank holding the loan on your vacation home will accept it.

Read the full Press Release here….

New York MET Free Summer Opera Series

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Performers for the Metropolitan Opera will head outdoors for the free Summer Recital Series on six nights in July and August.

The series will begin July 25 in Central Park with performances by soprano Danielle de Niese, bass-baritone John Del Carlo and tenor Dimitri Pittas. Continue reading

Event: The Festival on Ponce

 Atlanta entertainment festival crafts arts food beverageAt this festival, there is something for everyone: Artist’s Market featuring arts and handmade crafts, a Children’s Park, local food and beverage concessions and live acoustic entertainment. Visitors are encouraged to stroll the festival and enjoy the historic gardens. Continue reading

Jelsomino: Miami’s High-Class Karaoke

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No one would ever call karaoke a classy affair. In fact, there’s very little glamour involved in an activity rarely performed sober. But if Tatiana Brunetti has her way, kitschy karaoke will soon be a thing of the past. She’s already made it happen in Moscow and Manhattan. And this summer it’s Miami’s turn when Jelsomino opens its doors (and turns up the volume) in South Beach. Continue reading