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Though the use of short-term or vacation rentals is still in its infancy for business travel, the entire industry suffered a setback late last week as New York passed legislation that will make much of its business (or advertisement of the practice online) very difficult in that state. The law is yet another skirmish in a protracted battle among Airbnb, New York, often-shifty short term landlords and the thousands of visitors looking for alternative accommodations in the Big Apple each year.
There’s no doubt that the short-term rental industry will bounce back, but in the meantime, business travelers looking for a bit more of a creative lodging arrangement in New York City may be out of luck. Hey, there’s always the Jazz Hostel.
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