Articles tagged “san francisco”

J.P. Morgan’s Healthcare Conference Is a Case Study in Hotel Compression Nights

J.P. Morgan’s Healthcare Conference Is a Case Study in Hotel Compression Nights

Jared S. Hopkins, Robert Langreth, and Caroline Chen, Bloomberg

Those of us who work with the hotel industry shouldn't be surprised by this tale, which demonstrates the pricing power properties can have when major events come to town.

3 months ago

Evicted Tenants Fight Back Against Airbnb With Detectives and Lawyers

Evicted Tenants Fight Back Against Airbnb With Detectives and Lawyers

David M. Levitt, Bloomberg

Airbnb has proven it can innovate better than nearly any other travel brand. But we keep coming back to this issue over and over.

4 months ago

San Francisco’s Mayor Vetoes Regulations on Airbnb and Other Short-Term Rentals

San Francisco’s Mayor Vetoes Regulations on Airbnb and Other Short-Term Rentals

Associated Press

The mayor was one of the leads on the existing Airbnb law that hasn't worked for the city, so this was expected. But we'll see what the city does next.

5 months ago

Airbnb Vs. San Francisco: Judge Tells Both Parties to Negotiate

Airbnb Vs. San Francisco: Judge Tells Both Parties to Negotiate

Associated Press

If the two parties could negotiate in good faith for the better of both citizens of San Francisco and visitors alike ... we wouldn't be so cynical about things like this.

5 months ago

San Francisco Moves Forward to Cap Airbnb and Other Short-Term Rentals

San Francisco Moves Forward to Cap Airbnb and Other Short-Term Rentals

Associated Press

San Francisco let Airbnb write its own law, which soon became clear was unworkable without Airbnb's help. That didn't happen, so now the city is trying to solve the problem a different way.

5 months ago

Judge Tells Airbnb He Doesn’t Buy Its Free Speech Argument in San Francisco

Judge Tells Airbnb He Doesn’t Buy Its Free Speech Argument in San Francisco

Joel Rosenblatt, Bloomberg

The CDA has been stretched so far to allow so many kinds of behavior by Internet companies that this is a nice victory for common sense.

6 months ago

San Francisco Has a Local-Focused Strategy to Get Visitors to Come Back

San Francisco Has a Local-Focused Strategy to Get Visitors to Come Back

Greg Oates, Skift

By segmenting the personalities of their individual neighborhoods, cities like San Francisco have more options to align their visitor experiences with different visitor profiles. That customization helps cities expand their destination image, build destination loyalty, and boost repeat visitation.

6 months ago

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

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

Deanna Ting, Skift

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.

6 months ago

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

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

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press

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.

7 months ago

The Larger Implications of Airbnb’s Lawsuit Against San Francisco

The Larger Implications of Airbnb’s Lawsuit Against San Francisco

Joel Rosenblatt, Bloomberg

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.

7 months ago

San Francisco’s Famous Lombard Street Is Swamped by Tourists

San Francisco’s Famous Lombard Street Is Swamped by Tourists

Olga R. Rodriguez, Associated Press

"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.

7 months ago

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

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

Romy Varghese, Bloomberg

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.

8 months ago