Articles tagged “regulations”

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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.

3 years 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.

3 years 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.

3 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.

3 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?

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.

4 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