Articles tagged “regulations”

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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?

3 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.

3 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.

3 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.

3 years ago

Uber Prepares Its Biggest Argument Yet: It’s Not a Taxi or Transport Company

Uber Prepares Its Biggest Argument Yet: It’s Not a Taxi or Transport Company

Foo Yun Chee, Reuters

... and Skift is not the largest travel news and marketing platform. It's a pixel delivery service.

3 years ago

Airbnb Removes 2,233 NYC Listings to Head Off Punitive Legislation

Airbnb Removes 2,233 NYC Listings to Head Off Punitive Legislation

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Airbnb knows it needs to appease New York Governor Cuomo and legislators although it isn't clear that its removal of some multiple listings will be enough to achieve its aims.

3 years ago

5 Charts Showing State of Short-Term Rental Regulations in U.S. Cities

5 Charts Showing State of Short-Term Rental Regulations in U.S. Cities

Dan Peltier, Skift

Many U.S. cities remain relatively problematic for short-term rentals as 38 of the 59 largest U.S. cities part of this study have no legal foundation for short-term rentals and 32 have restrictions in place.

4 years ago

Airbnb Reaches Out to Big Landlords to Share Their Tenants’ Spoils

Airbnb Reaches Out to Big Landlords to Share Their Tenants’ Spoils

Oshrat Carmiel and Eric Newcomer , Bloomberg

Airbnb, in theory, could ease some cities' opposition to its business by giving landlords a revenue share of their tenants' rentals. It's an interesting idea, albeit with tons of hurdles.

4 years ago

Cyprus’ National Airline Must Shut Down After EU Ruling

Cyprus’ National Airline Must Shut Down After EU Ruling

Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press

Cyprus Airways’ financial struggles are symbolic of many small European carriers’ struggles to compete with larger private airlines now investing in low-cost products and expanded route networks.

5 years ago

Airbnb Hosts Would Pay Hotel Tax Under City of Berkeley Proposal

Airbnb Hosts Would Pay Hotel Tax Under City of Berkeley Proposal

Doug Oakley, Oakland Tribune

Backers of proposals to tax Airbnb have a variety of motivations, from seeking to eliminate competition to leveliing the playing field and boosting city coffers. Like the hotel tax lawsuits across the country that have targeted online travel agencies for a decade, the battle to regulate sharing economy sites is going to be dragged out for a very long time.

5 years ago

Separating Sharers from Capitalists Is the Sharing Economy’s Biggest Challenge

Separating Sharers from Capitalists Is the Sharing Economy’s Biggest Challenge

Tim Fernholz, Quartz

Sundarajan is a bit of a sharing industry pet with his Pollyannaish push for self-regulation. Surely an academic of his stature is smart enough to realize he's being played.

6 years ago

U.S. DOT Fails to Issue Rules Protecting Musical Instruments from Airlines

U.S. DOT Fails to Issue Rules Protecting Musical Instruments from Airlines

Joan Lowy, Associated Press

Although it's surprising that individual airlines haven't done more to protect flyers' instruments (and pets), it's ultimately up to the U.S. DOT to set the standard for how these valued companions are cared for.

6 years ago