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Airbnb looks to Latin America, now its fastest-growing market

As Airbnb turns its attention to Latin America, the often-combative company is taking an unusual approach. It’s giving local governments what they want. The home and apartment-rental company said it will collect and remit taxes in Mexico City, the first such arrangement in Latin America. Airbnb will provide 3 per cent of revenue generated…

Airbnb exploring long-term Residential Rentals as an option

Airbnb has quickly become a favourite destination for travellers looking for somewhere to stay on vacation. Now the home-sharing startup is interested in doing the same for people who want to find a place to live. Airbnb is considering an expansion in the long-term rental business and has asked McKinsey & Co. to research the market, said…

World wine output nears 20-year low as rain, frost, and trends hit vineyards

World wine output may fall 5.3 percent this year because of excess rain that spoiled grape harvests in South America and adverse weather in French vineyards, resulting in one of the smallest vintages of the past 20 years, according to an intergovernmental group. Wine volume may fall to 259.5 million hectoliters from 273.9 million…

The Carretera Austral Chile

The Co Author Warren Houlbrooke was raised on a remote sheep farm in New Zealand, where he developed a “fix anything” attitude. He has travelled extensively in Latin America, in particular in all of Patagonia (both the Argentine and Chilean sides). He is a tour-guide for Compass Motorbike Tours, and has worked with Bariloche Moto Tours, who also offer trips along the Carretera…

💋 Wild Chilean Patagonia adventurer’s guide

Wild Chilean Patagonia adventurer’s guide Granite peaks spiked on the horizon. Clouds whipped overhead. It was February in the Patagonia region of southern Chile, and I was on a mountain bike riding through the grandeur of Torres del Paine National Park. The road curved and dropped ahead, my riding partners braking as wheels sliced the…

Selling Real Estate in 2016 requires New Selling Skills

Selling real estate in 2016 requires new skills that require commitment and a desire to learn new concepts from that used in the past. Outside and internal drones, professional photographers, photo billboards, full page colour advertisements in relevant publications, a customisable SEO ( search engine optimisation ) website, all of which is not…