Articles tagged “settlements”

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Won’t Show First Names of Some Bookers in Bias Settlement

Airbnb agreed to take this limited step on behalf of would-be guests who are Oregon residents because of a class-action lawsuit. If Airbnb really wanted to aggressively crush racism, shouldn't it have announced a pilot to do likewise in other parts of the world? Other platforms shouldn't be off the hook either.

Airbnb Won’t Show First Names of Some Bookers in Bias Settlement

Short-Term Rentals

Airbnb Settles Cuba Sanctions Issue With U.S. Treasury Department

Airbnb got caught up in the U.S. government's six-decade-long sanctions against Americans traveling to Cuba. The settlement amount was tiny, less than $100,000, and the Treasury Department characterized Airbnb's actions as non-egregious.

Airbnb Settles Cuba Sanctions Issue With U.S. Treasury Department

Hotels

Airbnb-NYC Settlement Means Hosts Will Get Delisted If They Don’t Consent to Information-Sharing

If Airbnb will ever succeed in easing New York's stringent short-term rental regulations, a precursor would be the type of hosting-information-sharing pact that it reached with the city. It doesn't guarantee lighter regulation, but many things could be on the table in the new normal of a post-coronavirus New York City.

Airbnb-NYC Settlement Means Hosts Will Get Delisted If They Don’t Consent to Information-Sharing

Hotels

Airbnb Gets New Power to Inform on Rivals When They Are Scofflaws

Is the Boston-Airbnb settlement, which calls for short-term regulatory platforms to comply with a city ordinance, a model for future agreements? Too soon to tell but what's clear is that the alternative accommodations industry will one day transition from outliers to regulated entities.

Airbnb Gets New Power to Inform on Rivals When They Are Scofflaws