Evacuees in path of Hurricane Harvey offered free Airbnb stays

Friday, August 25, 2017 02:38AM
Airbnb offering free rooms to Harvey evacuees

HOUSTON, Texas - Airbnb is waiving fees for coastal evacuees who are in the path of Hurricane Harvey.

The popular service that opens residential homes to vacationers around the world is also recruiting hosts to accommodate evacuees. The cities where the waived fees are being offered are in San Antonio, Austin and Dallas.

The fees will be waived for stays between this past Wednesday, August 23 through Friday, Sept. 1.

Airbnb has offered emergency accommodations in light of active disasters. Currently, the service is offering assistance to those affected by the terrorist attack in Barcelona.

You can find a listing of homes being offered under this program on Airbnb's website.

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