Airbnb snaps up HotelTonight

Airbnb has acquired last-minute hotel booking app HotelTonight for an undisclosed sum as it expands beyond the home rental marketplace into a travel platform.

The acquisition comes just a little over a year after Airbnb first launched Airbnb Plus, which includes boutique hotels and traditional bed and breakfasts.

Airbnb now also includes concierge services and optional tours for select bookings, and has seen hotel bookings rise around 300 per cent on its platform between 2017 and 2018.

HotelTonight app will continue to operate as usual.