Articles tagged “miami”

Airbnb and Major Landlord Settle Lawsuit Over Subletting Violations

Airbnb and Major Landlord Settle Lawsuit Over Subletting Violations

Dennis Schaal , Skift

The Miami settlement could have broader implications for Airbnb when other big landlords take it to task for hosts violating their apartment leases. And, it isn't a bad thing for Airbnb to resolve its issues with various regulators and to erase some of these legal irritants when it will likely solicit investors for a 2019 initial public offering.

4 days ago

Currency Swings Ground Argentine and Brazilian Travelers

Currency Swings Ground Argentine and Brazilian Travelers

Carolina Millan and Fabiola Moura, Bloomberg

The Dow Jones took a nosedive this week, which some economists attribute to rising U.S. interest rates. The fall in stocks likely means the Argentine and Brazilian currencies are in for more instability, and that portends storm clouds for long-haul travel.

2 months ago

Airbnb Faces Landlord Lawsuit Showdown in Miami

Airbnb Faces Landlord Lawsuit Showdown in Miami

Edvard Pettersson, Bloomberg

Now that the Communications Decency Act is showing its age, what other recourse can Airbnb use to defend itself?

5 months ago

Miami Wants Giant Mall Complex to Help It Grab Tourists From Orlando

Miami Wants Giant Mall Complex to Help It Grab Tourists From Orlando

Curt Anderson, Associated Press

The idea that this mall — indoor ski slopes, water park, and all — could make Miami competitive with Orlando on the theme park front is ludicrous. Miami has cultural riches, natural treasures, and plenty of places to shop and eat. It doesn't need more traffic jams, which this project will inevitably bring.

7 months ago

The Potential of a High-Speed Florida Train: Miami to Orlando Eventually

The Potential of a High-Speed Florida Train: Miami to Orlando Eventually

Nathan Crooks, Bloomberg

The Brightline high-speed train caters to commuters now in South Florida, but Orlando is scheduled to be a destination eventually. That has to have more than a few theme park executives excited.

7 months ago

New Convention Centers Are Pivoting Toward Trade Shows Over Consumer Events

New Convention Centers Are Pivoting Toward Trade Shows Over Consumer Events

Dan Peltier, Skift

Destinations like Miami and Anaheim aren't turning their backs on the leisure travel business that they grew up on. But they also don't want their leisure reputations to overshadow their new convention center capabilities. That means they and other destinations are following new strategies to grow business travel.

10 months ago

Miami Is a Cautionary Tale for Airbnb Regulation

Miami Is a Cautionary Tale for Airbnb Regulation

David Smiley, Miami Herald/Associated Press

This is exactly why it's so difficult to enact regulations on short-term rentals that essentially, well, keep everyone happy.

2 years ago

Court Decision Gives Airbnb a Temporary Win in Miami

Court Decision Gives Airbnb a Temporary Win in Miami

Associated Press

A judge's decision to block Miami's attempt to clamp down on short-terms rentals isn't likely the end of the story. Still, Airbnb hosts appreciate the reprieve.

2 years ago

Miami’s Mayor Wants Tougher Regulations on Airbnb

Miami’s Mayor Wants Tougher Regulations on Airbnb

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press

As much as Airbnb says it wants to work with cities, we always have to wonder: Why isn't it doing more to comply and/or enforce existing laws, too?

2 years ago

Wellness Tourism Means Secondary Activities For Most Global Travelers

Wellness Tourism Means Secondary Activities For Most Global Travelers

Dan Peltier, Skift

As more brands design properties and programs with the health-conscious traveler in mind, they should remember that many guests want wellness to be only one aspect of their stay rather than the main attraction.

2 years ago

Miami Points Its Finger at Zika to Blame for Poor Hotel Tax Revenue in 2016

Miami Points Its Finger at Zika to Blame for Poor Hotel Tax Revenue in 2016

Associated Press

The stronger dollar likely was another negative factor in addition to Zika.

2 years ago

Miami’s Little Havana Is Declared a ‘National Treasure’ to Aid Preservation

Miami’s Little Havana Is Declared a ‘National Treasure’ to Aid Preservation

Adriana Gomez Licon, Associated Press

Miami has been pushing to drive tourism to its off-the-beach cultural destinations, and a "national treasure" designation could help raise the profile of Little Havana. But will a title from a nonprofit organization lead to smart, preservation-minded development in the area?

2 years ago