Articles tagged “san francisco”

Airbnb Wants to Strike a Deal With Politicians in New York and San Francisco

Airbnb is finally trying to meet lawmakers and housing advocates in the middle, but it's unclear if it's willing to provide cities enough access to its data to know if the proposed guidelines will be met.

4 days ago

Judge in Airbnb Vs. San Francisco Fight Questions Communications Decency Act Defense

We really don't think the free speech argument is the way for Airbnb to proceed here, especially in a city where many people support the service. We think a new model of transparency and collaboration is much better.

2 weeks ago

The Larger Implications of Airbnb’s Lawsuit Against San Francisco

While it's not hard to see the merits of a law like the Communications Decency Act when it comes to protecting free speech, it's also not hard to see why cities like San Francisco are trying to come up with ways to regulate short-term rentals because of the potential impact on local communities and housing.

2 weeks ago

San Francisco’s Famous Lombard Street Is Swamped by Tourists

"Beautiful but I wouldn't want to live there" is the opposite of what any destination really wants to say about one of its neighborhoods.

3 weeks ago

San Francisco Airport’s Record Debt Sale to Address Demand for More Gates

Based on an upsurge in passengers and too few gates to meet airlines' demands, San Francisco International Airport is going to sell a big chunk of debt to finance its much-needed expansion. These are heady times, more or less, for San Francisco and the U.S. airline industry.

1 month ago

Airbnb’s Lawsuit Against San Francisco Moves Forward Amidst Debate

Between San Francisco and New York's actions, we're going to end up with some real rules. We hope.

3 months ago

World-Class Mexican Museum in San Francisco Slated for 2019 Opening

The Mexican Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian, will add a little more diversity to cultural offerings in San Franscisco for tourists and residents.

3 months ago

Legal Experts Give Edge to Airbnb in Its Suit Against San Francisco

Crazy how a law originally designed to address "the pollution" of Internet porn is playing a role in the future of hospitality and regulation of short-term rentals.

4 months ago

Airbnb Sues San Francisco to Prevent New Rules That Enforce a Law Airbnb Wrote

Yes, we get how ridiculous this headline is. Just as we get how ridiculous the situation now is between destinations and Airbnb. Please, let's see real cooperation on both sides. Not political posturing by cities or claims of defending the middle class by Airbnb.

4 months ago

3 New Apps Reimagine the User Experience for Event, LGBT and Cultural Travel

In a world with so many travel apps of suspect value and necessity, these three platforms deliver real improvements for users in each of the three travel categories.

5 months ago

Hotels in San Francisco Are Cultivating Roof-to-Table Honey

Hotels have increasingly been incorporating local ingredients in their food and beverage programs; this San Francisco beekeeping cluster is just a tiny example, but it doesn't get much more local than rooftop honey.

5 months ago

$2 Million Super Bowl Gain for San Francisco Makes Critics Wonder if the Game is Worth the Pain

Cities and entire regions are growing increasingly wary of the hoops they have to jump through in order to host the Super Bowl.

6 months ago