SOURCE: Airbnb


April 14, 2011 06:00 ET

Rent an Entire Country on Airbnb

Community Marketplace Airbnb Expands Depth of Spaces Available for Rental by the Night to Include 10 Villages and the Principality of Liechtenstein Through a Unique Partnership With Rent a Village by Xnet

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 14, 2011) - Airbnb, the leading community marketplace that lets anyone list, discover, and book unique spaces from people all around the world, today announces that it has expanded its breadth of spaces available for rental to include 10 European Villages and the Principality of Liechtenstein through a unique partnership with Rent a Village by Xnet.

Airbnb is partnering with Rent a Village by Xnet, a Liechtenstein based event production and marketing firm, to bring their portfolio of unique event and conference settings to Airbnb's platform for short-term rentals. Airbnb is the only online booking partner for all of Rent a Village by Xnet's available villages. Xnet provides a unique format and venue for events, conferences, corporate retreats, and more. With Rent a Village by Xnet on Airbnb, events don't take place in a generic hotel or resort, but throughout the entire landscape of a country or in unique mountain villages.

"We have always prided ourselves on being home to unique spaces that you can't find anywhere else." says Brian Chesky, CEO & Co-Founder of Airbnb. "We are excited to take that title to the next level by facilitating the rental of entire villages and a country." A major aspect of renting a country or village involves booking a large percentage of the destination's available accommodations. Chesky says, "Our platform already has a large number of properties available for event rentals, and now we have some of the most unique spaces in the world that are available for gatherings of all kinds."

The Rent a Village by Xnet portfolio on Airbnb includes:

Karl Schwärzler, CEO of Rent a Village by Xnet, says that, "We provide an exceptional format and venue for events, and we are excited to bring our portfolio to Airbnb, the world's leading marketplace for unique spaces -- because there isn't anything quite as unique as renting a village or country."

Last year, renowned rap artist, Snoop Dogg, tried to book the entire country of Liechtenstein to film a music video. Karl Schwärzler remarked, "We've had requests for palaces and villages but never one to hire the whole country before. It would have been possible." But, the deal fell through because Snoop's management "did not give us enough time."


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Founded in August 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique spaces around the world online or from an iPhone device. Whether the available space is a castle for a night, a sailboat for a week, or an apartment for a month, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to showcase these distinctive spaces to an audience of millions. By facilitating bookings and financial transactions, Airbnb makes the process of listing or booking a space effortless and efficient. With listings in more than 10,000 cities and 178 countries, Airbnb offers the widest variety of unique spaces for everyone, at any price point around the globe. The company has raised $7.8 million from Sequoia Capital and Greylock Partners.

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