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Airbnb Loses $276 Million and 6 Other Takeaways From Its Fourth Quarter

An Airbnb Plus property in Nashville, Tennessee. Airbnb piled up losses in the fourth quarter of 2019. Airbnb

Skift Take: Airbnb’s fourth quarter financials show it is 10 times larger than Tripadvisor. They also provide clarity that Booking Holdings has a long way to go to catch Airbnb in short-term rental businesses. Airbnb’s growing marketing spend in 2019 likely means that Google will have a welcome new partner in coming years.

— Dennis Schaal

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