From cheap sleeps to luxury pad

30 June 2019 - 05:00 By TOM ROBBINS

Airbnb, the accommodation platform founded on the promise of cheap sleeps in spare rooms and on blow-up beds, is venturing into the world of luxury - offering properties to rent for up to $1m (R14.3m) a week.

The company launched its "Airbnb Luxe" sub-brand this week, with a portfolio of 2,000 upmarket rentals worldwide. They include beachfront villas in the Caribbean, French châteaus and historic Tuscan homes, as well as grand apartments in US and European cities...

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