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Airbnb sees promise in rural Canada as company slowly rebuilds from pandemic lull

April 29, 2021 Tara Deschamps - THE CANADIAN PRESS

When the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the world last year, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky watched business shrivel up at record speed and his company’s phonelines flood with cancellations, eventually leading him to lay off 1,900 workers. But under that cloud

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The Co-operators Duuo could go ‘way beyond home share’

November 15, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

More Insurtech products – in addition to coverage for overnight home rentals – could be coming down the pipe from the recently-launched Duuo, a speaker with Slice Labs Inc. reports. Coverage for homeowners listing their place on sites like Airbnb

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Sharing economy raises ‘broader question’ around usage-based insurance: Swiss Re

April 12, 2018 Greg Meckbach, Associate Editor

Although mobile apps make it easier to rent rooms, some insurers have probably not considered the risks arising from short-term accommodations, speakers said Tuesday at Swiss Re’s annual breakfast meeting in Toronto. At the same time, they added, it should

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Consistent approach by Canada’s p&c insurers essential to address existing, emerging issues: IBC chair

April 21, 2016 Angela Stelmakowich, Editor

Collaboration and consistency among Canada’s property and casualty insurers will be key as the industry looks to tackle top-of-mind issues – like the sharing economy and overland flood – in a rapidly changing and increasingly complex environment, Sylvie Paquette, chair