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Articles tagged “regulations”

Coronavirus

Airbnb Slump Means European Cities Can Try to Retake Control of Apartments

Short-term rental hosts are turning to traditional apartment rentals during the coronavirus crisis, but no one knows how they will react when tourists eventually return.

Airbnb Slump Means European Cities Can Try to Retake Control of Apartments

Online Travel

Regulatory Scrutiny of Online Travel Platforms Could Shed New Light on Business Practices

Online travel companies have faced intense regulatory scrutiny almost since the first days of internet bookings. But "you've got mail" these days is less likely to be a cheery email notification than a demand for court appearances and audits.

Regulatory Scrutiny of Online Travel Platforms Could Shed New Light on Business Practices

Hotels

Airbnb Chief Operating Officer to Leave Her Post on the Cusp of Going Public in 2020

It's all about its anticipated public offering at Airbnb these days. Shore up the plethora of safety issues, make peace with regulators, and bring in seasoned operational executives that the Wall Street crowd will look favorably upon. Was Belinda Johnson a casualty in that push?

Airbnb Chief Operating Officer to Leave Her Post on the Cusp of Going Public in 2020

Hotels

Airbnb Loses Jersey City Homesharing Vote in Landslide Despite Massively Outspending the Opposition

Jersey City, a large New Jersey municipality on the outskirts of New York City, where Airbnb faces stiff regulation, handed Airbnb a huge defeat by adopting sensible homesharing restrictions. Is this a trend in the making?

Airbnb Loses Jersey City Homesharing Vote in Landslide Despite Massively Outspending the Opposition

Hotels

Airbnb Offers Greater Price Transparency in Europe After Regulatory Threats

Once again — and this time it's the issue of pricing transparency in alternative lodging — European regulators are out in front of their counterparts in other parts of the world, including those in the United States. Travelers shouldn't have to be detectives in trying to figure out what their lodging tab will be.

Airbnb Offers Greater Price Transparency in Europe After Regulatory Threats

Startups

This German Startup Aims to Have a Fleet of Jet-Powered Flying Taxis by 2025

Lilium's five-seat aircrafts can operate in pilot or drone mode, but the company must raise more venture capital dollars for it to reach its goal.

This German Startup Aims to Have a Fleet of Jet-Powered Flying Taxis by 2025

Hotels

Airbnb Isn’t Going Anywhere. So Why Aren’t Cities Regulating It More?

Cities are still trying to figure out how to tax and regulate this disruptive service 11 years after it was created — but so far most still aren’t doing a good job.

Airbnb Isn’t Going Anywhere. So Why Aren’t Cities Regulating It More?

Online Travel

Airbnb Counters Paris’ Claims That Many Listings Are Illegal

We've seen this movie before. Should Airbnb be responsible for the legality of listings on its site? Will municipalities be able to curb Airbnb as a way to counter skyrocketing rents? A happy ending isn't a likely scenario.

Airbnb Counters Paris’ Claims That Many Listings Are Illegal

Hotels

New Skift Research Weighs Regulations on Airbnb Versus Overall Economic Benefits

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.

New Skift Research Weighs Regulations on Airbnb Versus Overall Economic Benefits

Business Travel

New Packaged Vacations Law in Europe Causing Confusion

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.

New Packaged Vacations Law in Europe Causing Confusion