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Orlando Has Few Current Options to Regulate Short-Term Rentals

Orlando Has Few Current Options to Regulate Short-Term Rentals

Jeff Weiner, Associated Press

City, county, state, provincial, and national regulations on Airbnb, HomeAway, and countless other short-term rental companies are almost as diverse as the rentals themselves. Oh, for some standardization -- but that won't happen anytime soon.

5 days ago

Barcelona Hits Airbnb and HomeAway With $630,000 Fines

Barcelona Hits Airbnb and HomeAway With $630,000 Fines

Associated Press

Barcelona's overtourism issue goes beyond Airbnb and HomeAway, but moves like this do draw attention to the problem the city is struggling with.

1 week ago

Airbnb Will Try to Sue Its Way Out of New York Law’s Restrictions

Airbnb Will Try to Sue Its Way Out of New York Law’s Restrictions

Joshua Brustein and Christian Berthelsen, Bloomberg

New York legislators wrote this law with Airbnb's legal response in mind. We think arguing on these grounds will prove difficult for the company.

1 month ago

Trivago IPO Gets the Attention But HomeAway Could Be a Bigger Expedia Profit Generator

Trivago IPO Gets the Attention But HomeAway Could Be a Bigger Expedia Profit Generator

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Vacation rentals and guest-booking fees aren't particularly sexy or headline-grabbing but 11-year-old HomeAway could have a far-reaching impact on parent Expedia's profit numbers. Trivago is a very nice plaything, too.

2 months ago

Airbnb Vacation Rental Exec Says Instant Booking Going Mainstream

Airbnb Vacation Rental Exec Says Instant Booking Going Mainstream

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Once again it is consumer behavior that is driving change in online travel -- this time for vacation rental bookings and instantly confirmable online bookings. OK, Expedia's acquisition of HomeAway and Airbnb's goal to curb racism on its platform are also pushing things in the instantly bookable direction. When companies are sluggish in adapting to consumer trends, as HomeAway was to a certain extent in its standalone incarnation, they suffer.

3 months ago

New Skift Trends Report: The State of Alternative Accommodations 2016

New Skift Trends Report: The State of Alternative Accommodations 2016

Luke Bujarski, Skift

The U.S. alternative accommodations market remains a one-horse race with Airbnb leading its rivals, but the brand's smart first-mover advantage has also turned it into the whipping boy for local tax authorities and hotel lobbies. This turbulent landscape leaves plenty of room for new consumer-facing brands but also opportunities across the broader alternative accommodations ecosystem.

3 months ago

The IRS Makes It Easier to Pay Taxes on Uber and Airbnb Income

The IRS Makes It Easier to Pay Taxes on Uber and Airbnb Income

Deanna Ting, Skift

This is a clear sign that the sharing economy isn’t in its infancy anymore.

3 months ago

The Manifesto for a Common Sense Approach to Regulating Airbnb

The Manifesto for a Common Sense Approach to Regulating Airbnb

Deanna Ting, Skift

Can such a thing exist? Yes, but if we want it to work, we need short-term rental platforms and local governments to cooperate with each other.

4 months ago

Hawaii Governor Blocks Bill to Collect Taxes from Airbnb

Hawaii Governor Blocks Bill to Collect Taxes from Airbnb

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press

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.

5 months ago

Figuring out the Tech Solutions to Airbnb’s Racial Discrimination Problem

Figuring out the Tech Solutions to Airbnb’s Racial Discrimination Problem

Deanna Ting, Skift

Discrimination isn’t a problem limited to peer-to-peer platforms like Airbnb, and it’s not a problem with the sharing economy itself. It’s a problem that has to do with human behavior — how we interact with one another, whether online or in real life — and one that travel brands need to offer more than lip service to improve.

5 months ago

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Why the Vacation Rental Industry Is Blowing Up Right Now

Why the Vacation Rental Industry Is Blowing Up Right Now

LeisureLink + Skift

The $100 billion industry vacation rental sector could be going into over-drive as it attracts growing interest from investors, major hospitality brands and travelers seeking alternate accommodations.

6 months ago

Ex-HomeAway Execs Hope Their Tours and Activities Startup Can Finally Break Through

Ex-HomeAway Execs Hope Their Tours and Activities Startup Can Finally Break Through

Dan Peltier, Skift

OnceThere is trying to develop a robust private label business for tours and activities but in so doing it faces the challenge of having to split the revenue with partners in a sometimes-low margin business that's largely failed to live up to expectations.

7 months ago