Airbnb Agrees to Collect Taxes From its Hosts in Los Angeles

Does this tax-collection agreement mean Airbnb is completely legal in Los Angeles? Not really. But if you're renting out your home as a short-term rental, the city wants to make sure it gets its cut of the business, even as it's revising its short-term rental laws.

Skift’s New Video Series: What Keeps Travel Industry CMOs Up at Night

We turned the camera on four of travel's marketing leaders to learn what keeps them up at night. Here's what they had to say.

Skift CMO Interviews: Los Angeles Tourism CMO on Connecting With Millennials

Discover Los Angeles is attempting to attract more Millennial travelers by promoting local neighborhoods and their specific hidden attractions organized by different travel themes.

New Data Takes Aim at Airbnb ‘Super Hosts’ in Los Angeles and San Francisco

Cracking down on Airbnb "Super Hosts," or those who use the platform on a "professional" full-time basis to operate illegal hotels, is becoming a serious hot button issue. If Airbnb wants to become more widely accepted, it has to assure local and state governments that its platform isn't becoming a front for illegal hotels.

Los Angeles Tourism CEO Explains the Exponential Rise of The Chinese Traveler

A combination of Hollywood branding at home and early adopter advocacy in China have resulted in double digit growth in visitation for the last five consecutive years.

The Battle to Be the Biggest Airline at LAX Is One Without a Winner

And the consumer is the clear winner.

Los Angeles Sees Record Tourism Numbers for 5th Year in a Row

We've yet to see a major U.S. destination not post positive numbers for 2015. Will a 2016 with a strong dollar be any different?

Skift MeetingsIQ: Smart City Meetings in Vienna, Smart Content in L.A.

Destinations from Vienna to Los Angeles are promoting their smart city infrastructure and technology to engage meeting planners and attendees.

The Strategy Behind Los Angeles Tourism’s New Meeting Planner Site

At last, a U.S. tourism bureau has developed its digital meetings content and user interface on par with the best leisure content/UI available out there.

Disney Is Looking at Surge Pricing to Better Control Crowds

Disney has figured out a way to get guests to spend more money once they're inside the gates, so it can afford to thin the herd a bit to improve the guest experience.