Articles tagged “new york city”

Airbnb Claims New York City Law Requiring Host Information Is Too ‘Murky’ to Understand

Airbnb Claims New York City Law Requiring Host Information Is Too ‘Murky’ to Understand

Chris Dolmetsch, Bloomberg

Again, how is New York City's law that much different from the agreements Airbnb has made with cities that include San Francisco, Chicago, and New Orleans with regard to sharing host information?

2 weeks ago

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How New York City Became one of the Top Destinations on Chinese Social Media

How New York City Became one of the Top Destinations on Chinese Social Media

Mailman X + Skift

China’s social media market can be tough to crack for destination marketers based overseas. But the success of NYC & Company, the city’s official DMO, has shown that data-driven insights are key to creating a digital strategy that resonates with Chinese outbound travelers.

2 months ago

Airbnb Sues New York City to Block New Law It Says Violates Privacy Rights

Airbnb Sues New York City to Block New Law It Says Violates Privacy Rights

Olivia Zaleski and Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

Another month, another lawsuit in the ongoing battle between Airbnb and New York City. We foresee much more wrangling to come.

2 months ago

New York City Approves Short-Term Measure to Curb Uber and Lyft Growth

New York City Approves Short-Term Measure to Curb Uber and Lyft Growth

Henry Goldman, Bloomberg

While we respect regulation for important matters like safety, perhaps New York should let the market take care of some of these issues.

2 months ago

Manhattan’s NoMad Neighborhood Will Be Home to a $500 Million Luxury Hotel

Manhattan’s NoMad Neighborhood Will Be Home to a $500 Million Luxury Hotel

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

The NoMad/Garment District neighborhood is seeing plenty of new hotel development, and we at Skift look forward to tracking the trend right here in our own back yard.

3 months ago

New York City Sues Airbnb to Enforce New Law Regarding Host Information

New York City Sues Airbnb to Enforce New Law Regarding Host Information

Chris Dolmetsch and Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

The way in which this new law was written leaves little wiggle room for Airbnb to use the Communications Decency Act as a defense. This can go one of two ways: Airbnb and New York City duke it out in court or, eventually, Airbnb may have to set up a registration system for hosts as it has in San Francisco, New Orleans, and Chicago.

3 months ago

New York City Will Compel Airbnb to Report Information on Hosts

New York City Will Compel Airbnb to Report Information on Hosts

Olivia Zaleski and Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

For those wondering what will likely happen in New York, we need only look at the examples of San Francisco, New Orleans, and Chicago. The big difference here, however, is the bad blood between Airbnb and New York City: Can both entities work together to develop a registration system as Airbnb has in those other U.S. cities?

3 months ago

Airbnb Is Funding a Host’s Lawsuit Against New York City

Airbnb Is Funding a Host’s Lawsuit Against New York City

Olivia Zaleski, Bloomberg

Financing litigation was an inevitable strategy for Airbnb, especially in, arguably, the company's most challenging regulatory market.

3 months ago

Luxury Pop-Up Camping Has Arrived in New York City

Luxury Pop-Up Camping Has Arrived in New York City

Nic McCormack, Bloomberg

Camping is camping no matter how much you try to dress it up. But, for the huddled masses of busy New Yorkers trying to escape the summer heat, this is the closest thing to backyard camping you can get.

3 months ago

Major Timeshare Brand Buys Historic Hotel on a Prime New York City Block

Major Timeshare Brand Buys Historic Hotel on a Prime New York City Block

Patrick Clark and Gillian Tan, Bloomberg

This isn't your grand aunt's timeshare. Hilton Grand Vacations is making a bet that a timeshare can be an effective product among upper-class travelers by acquiring property in one of Manhattan's most expensive districts.

3 months ago

Luxury Hotels Follow Developers to Manhattan’s Far West Side

Luxury Hotels Follow Developers to Manhattan’s Far West Side

Patrick Clark, Bloomberg

Right now Hudson Yards – a once industrial, grimy side of New York – is mostly a ghost town. But the High Line gave the area a major boost, and hotels and restaurants are building up around that ecosystem.

5 months ago

New Report Alleges Airbnb Raised New Yorkers’ Rent by $616 Million

New Report Alleges Airbnb Raised New Yorkers’ Rent by $616 Million

Christine Maurus, Bloomberg

The truth is that rising rents and a lack of affordable housing in any city is never the result of one single factor, and blaming those crises on one business alone doesn't do enough to figure out the real, multiple reasons behind those problems.

6 months ago