Articles tagged “miami”

Meeting Planners Weigh In on Trump’s Idea to Hold the G7 Summit at His Miami Resort

Meeting Planners Weigh In on Trump’s Idea to Hold the G7 Summit at His Miami Resort

Isaac Carey, Skift

The property is definitely large enough, and is located near an international airport. On the other hand, there are major internet security concerns, and the hotel is a little impersonal. Plus, is the political fallout really worth it?

2 months ago

Airbnb Gets New Power to Inform on Rivals When They Are Scofflaws

Airbnb Gets New Power to Inform on Rivals When They Are Scofflaws

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Is the Boston-Airbnb settlement, which calls for short-term regulatory platforms to comply with a city ordinance, a model for future agreements? Too soon to tell but what's clear is that the alternative accommodations industry will one day transition from outliers to regulated entities.

2 months ago

Labor Day Travel Plans: Anywhere But Florida

Labor Day Travel Plans: Anywhere But Florida

Will Wade and Natalie Wong, Bloomberg

Hurricane Dorian is expected to hit Florida over the holiday weekend; travelers are scrambling to alter their plans ahead of it. Hospitality revenue will take a hit as hotels slash rates, even as they become a refuge for regional residents. But discounting rates is the right thing to do.

2 months ago

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.

10 months 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.

1 year 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?

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

1 year 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.

2 years 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?

3 years ago