Articles tagged “regulations”

New Skift Research Weighs Regulations on Airbnb Versus Overall Economic Benefits

New Skift Research Weighs Regulations on Airbnb Versus Overall Economic Benefits

Rebecca Stone, Skift

The regulatory environment for Airbnb is becoming increasingly more restrictive, but completely wiping out Airbnb as an alternative for travel accommodations via regulation won't necessarily be beneficial from an economic standpoint.

1 month ago

New Packaged Vacations Law in Europe Causing Confusion

New Packaged Vacations Law in Europe Causing Confusion

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Despite the travel industry having had years to get used to the idea of new rules governing the sale of vacations in the European Union, there are still plenty of people still scratching their heads over the changes.

4 months ago

Investigation Concludes FAA Inspectors Let Unsafe Aircraft Fly

Investigation Concludes FAA Inspectors Let Unsafe Aircraft Fly

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

The fact that these oversights affected planes bearing fewer seats, used by smaller carriers, is surely of little comfort to some frequent flyers.

5 months ago

Chinese Domestic Airfares to Jump as Regulators Relax Price Rules

Chinese Domestic Airfares to Jump as Regulators Relax Price Rules

Dong Lyu, Bloomberg

By loosening control over ticket prices, China will likely boost the stability of its airlines. Now if only it would also drop its subsidies to these carriers, many of which are state-owned.

10 months ago

Airbnb Hosts in Paris Forced to Register With the City in Crackdown Against Illegal Rentals

Airbnb Hosts in Paris Forced to Register With the City in Crackdown Against Illegal Rentals

Bloomberg

Paris is taking a hard line against Airbnb hosts who are making a big business out of their multiple listing in an effort to combat a housing crunch. The measures don't seem unreasonable, and are ones that Airbnb and other affected platforms can certainly live with.

1 year ago

Google May Finally Face a Showdown With Regulators Over Its Evolving Travel Tools

Google May Finally Face a Showdown With Regulators Over Its Evolving Travel Tools

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Google now prods its users to try to cut their travel costs by considering alternative airports and other tricks. Yet the incremental moves may not appease a European watchdog that may question its broader business practices in travel.

1 year ago

In a Tough Seller’s Market, London Luxury Homeowners Turn to Airbnb

In a Tough Seller’s Market, London Luxury Homeowners Turn to Airbnb

Jack Sidders and Linly Lin, Bloomberg

Good news for short-term rental platforms like Airbnb, onefinestay, and others. Advertising homes as "Airbnb ready" is something you can expect to see more of in the next few years.

2 years ago

Chicago Set to Begin Enforcing Tougher Short-Term Rental Laws

Chicago Set to Begin Enforcing Tougher Short-Term Rental Laws

Associated Press

Airbnb hosts and other people renting homes on platforms like HomeAway and VRBO will have to pay a 4 percent tax in the future.

2 years ago

Airbnb’s New Pitch to Cities: We Are Serious About Working Together

Airbnb’s New Pitch to Cities: We Are Serious About Working Together

Deanna Ting, Skift

Airbnb says it is willing to work more closely with cities on crafting commonsense short-term rental regulations and policies, but is this enough? And what's preventing the company from helping to enforce existing laws while it works with cities to craft new ones?

2 years ago

Airbnb, New York City, and Hosts: What Happens Now?

Airbnb, New York City, and Hosts: What Happens Now?

Deanna Ting, Skift

Who are the biggest casualties of Airbnb's latest battle with New York City? For now it's the hosts.

2 years ago

As DOT Secretary Elaine Chao Would Likely Ease Airline Regulation

As DOT Secretary Elaine Chao Would Likely Ease Airline Regulation

Joan Lowy and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press

Don't expect prospective Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to get aggressive with airlines or private industry in general. Calls to force airlines to distribute their ancillary services and fares to outlets they disdain are likely to go nowhere.

2 years ago

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.

2 years ago