first_imgThe company also said $ 5 million will go to the Superhost Relief Fund, which helps hosts on the website pay their rents and mortgages during a pandemic. The influx of money from these companies comes at a time when the hosts on the website are seeing increasing layoffs. According to AirDNA for short-term rents, more than 80% of bookings for the first half of April were canceled. It is still unclear whether the funds raised may affect the company’s plans to list the shares on the stock exchange, which is the most valid for this year. Airbnb has announced $ 2020 billion in new investor funding as it faces an increasingly uncertain market ahead of a planned XNUMX public offering. In a press release, Airbnb says investment companies Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners will invest $ XNUMX billion in a combination of debt and equity that will support Airbnb’s continued work on long-term investment. Airbnb did not disclose the latest estimates, but in early March it lowered its internal estimate from $ 31 billion to $ 26 billion. Over the past month, Expedia and Booking Holdings travel stocks have fallen by about 40% and 17%, respectively. Also in March, Airbnb is for renters who have to return money to their customers set aside $ 250 million. Sources: Forbes, CNBCPhoto: Airbnblast_img

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