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Airbnb has become one of my staples in family-friendly travel bookings. We use Airbnb to get bigger places that make our kids more comfortable when we can’t confirm a large enough hotel room on our trips. Airbnb tends to be more cost effective when compared to paying for a large enough suite for our family of 4. Via Bloomberg, Airbnb has made an interesting acquisition in Luxury Retreats, “a Canadian manager of high-end rentals and services.”
Airbnb Acquires Luxury Retreats
Airbnb Inc. bought Luxury Retreats in its biggest acquisition yet as the apartment-rental website takes steps toward becoming a full-service global travel company….
Luxury Retreats, with more than 4,000 properties around the world, has built a concierge service that Airbnb will be able to offer to its customers. Premium vacation-home rentals are a key growth area for the travel industry, which seeks greater profit margins on properties rented to wealthy globe-trotters.
I took a look at Luxury Retreats website to see what kind of properties they have. They certainly have some untouchable options. But, I was also happy to see on the lower end some possibly attainable options.
On a quick search I found Luxury Retreats Beach properties ranging from $334/ night to over $141k per night. Big range!
You can Sign up for Airbnb here and score $40 off your first reservation! While I don’t see myself being able to afford most of the properties that Luxury Retreats offers, I look forward to see Luxury Retreats merged into the Airbnb system for more options. From time to time Airbnb has offered discounts and different promotions, including on-going Delta 3X Miles With Airbnb and many different discounted Airbnb gift card deals; so here’s hoping!
Have you had the opportunity to stay with Luxury Retreats before? What was your experience?