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The online accommodation [booked / booking] company Airbnb is going upmarket. It is moving [into / onto] the luxury travel market. CEO Brian Chesky has announced an [improved / improvement] in the company's business model. It wants richer people to [abuse / use] it. The company will offer new types of places to stay [so / such] as vacation homes and boutique hotels. The company has over four million rooms on its [site / sight] in 81,000 cities and 191 countries. It has helped make over 260 million reservations since it [launched / lunched] nine years ago. Mr Chesky hopes to increase this to more than one billion people staying in its [renting / rentals] by 2028. Chesky said: "Airbnb is still an [alternative / alternatively] . It's still not for everyone. Today we will show you our road [nap / map] : Airbnb for everyone."

Airbnb does not own any [really / real] estate, or properties. It acts as a [broker / broken] between [property / properly] owners who want to make extra cash by renting out their rooms or homes, and travelers looking for a cheaper, more [home / homely] alternative to hotels. The company makes money from the booking [fees / feels] it charges. Its vision is to branch out into luxury accommodation, restaurant [reservations / reserves] , and adventure travel experiences. A new [caption / option] will allow people to book "unique spaces". This includes [things / thing] like yurts - the large, circular tents that are home [to / too] many people in Mongolia. Airbnb's new "Beyond" option will offer travelers "full-on luxury stays" that [include / inclusive] "some of the world's nicest homes".

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