Google has partnered with JB Travel, a travel website, to create a new business venture aimed at supporting its operations.
The new venture is a collaboration between JB and Airbnb, with the aim of creating an ecosystem of hotels, restaurants, and other businesses that could provide accommodation to its guests.
“With Airbnb, you don’t have to be an Airbnb investor to support our growth,” said Chris Anderson, co-founder of JB.
“If you are, you can help us build a network of guests that can connect to our business and help us grow the business.”
The partnership between Airbnb and JB has been on hold since November, when Airbnb was forced to close its offices due to the closure of its main headquarters in San Francisco.
The decision to shut down its operations, which had previously served as the company’s main hub for international travel, came after the company was hit with a massive class-action lawsuit by investors and employees over its management of Airbnb properties.
“We believe this partnership with Airbnb is the perfect fit,” said Mr Anderson.
“By working together, we will be able to expand the breadth of our business with our guests and help Airbnb build the next chapter of its growth.”
Mr Anderson, who also founded a travel and tourism consultancy company called TK Travel, has been involved in JB travel for many years, and says the partnership with Jb will provide him with an opportunity to work on the same platform.
Airbnb’s global revenue is estimated to be $10.5 billion, and it currently has a presence in 25 countries. “
The partnership with Google will enable us to better understand how JB will be a better Airbnb partner, and ultimately help us drive our business further.”
Airbnb’s global revenue is estimated to be $10.5 billion, and it currently has a presence in 25 countries.
Its operations include hotels, motels, and motels-style accommodation in more than 60 countries around the world.
Google Ventures partner The Economist magazine reported in January that the company had raised $3.5bn in funding, bringing its total funding to $18bn.