For all its popularity and the apparent tech-driven nature of its brand, until now Airbnb has been behind others in the world of private accommodation with only having instant booking available on a small minority of listings. The feature was only introduced in 2014 (all guests previously had to request a stay with the host and then wait for confirmation) – but this week the company says it has reached a level where two out of five listings offer instant booking. This equates to 60% of all bookings now being secured with instant booking. The shift is likely to continue on a sharp upward trajectory as Airbnb says 70% of all new listings on the site are using the facility. Get the full story at Skift and Tnooz