More city and state government officials, from Hawaii to Los Angeles and San Francisco, want Airbnb and their peers to help them enforce local laws. But the platforms continue to use the Communications Decency Act as a shield that diverts any liability onto their users. It's clear that we need a better approach that allows both local governments and short-term rental problems to address regulations together.
Hawaii may become the only U.S. state so far to veto legislation that requires sharing economy services to collect state and local taxes.
Chinese insurance firms named Anbang aren't the only ones looking to invest in hotel properties abroad.
If the Hawaiian islands can increase their numbers of international and domestic flights, they might be on course to set even bigger tourism records than anticipated.
At a time when a lot of brands are looking into virtual reality and 360-degree video to immerse consumers in a destination, this campaign proves that incredible visuals and a killer sense of perspective go a long way toward building brand awareness, and making consumers feel like they're right there with you.
As tourism to Hawaii continues to grow, it's no surprise that tension exists between locals and visitors. The state may need to do more than post videos online to address residents' concerns.
While Airbnb set the bar high for verified user identities, it does a poor job verifying legitimate addresses.
Hawaii's lawmakers understand better than most the downside of cramped, long-distance flying.
Since voluntary measures haven't worked, authorities sound ready to enforce new rules to keep tourists and locals from disturbing dolphins.
When an iconic beach is the big ticket selling point in a tropical destination, governments will often invest heavily in sand renourishment projects.