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New Airbnb Law Causes Stir in NYC: State measure strengthening regulations could affect thousands of hosts

A bill signed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday that penalizes some Airbnb users with steep fines reverberated this weekend around New York City, where thousands of Airbnb hosts could be breaking the new law.

With fines of up to $7,500, the law targets Airbnb advertisers in violation of a state law passed in 2010 that bars rentals under 30 days in Read more…

A bill signed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday that penalizes some Airbnb users with steep fines reverberated this weekend around New York City, where thousands of Airbnb hosts could be Read More..

24 October 2016

STA Travel signs distribution deal with airbnb

STA Travel has become the first high street agent to sign a partnership with accommodation provider Airbnb. It means airbnb properties are now bookable through STA, both online and through an in-store referral programme. Read More..

STA Travel has become the first high street agent to sign a partnership with accommodation provider Airbnb. It means airbnb properties are now bookable through STA, both online and through an in-store referral programme. Read More..

30 September 2015

Google moves in on the OTA space, while Booking.com encroaches on Airbnb

The competition for booking accommodation on the internet just got hotter, with the arrival of Google into a quasi-OTA space and Booking.com making inroads into the territory of Airbnb with ‘homestays’. Not dissimilar Read More..

The competition for booking accommodation on the internet just got hotter, with the arrival of Google into a quasi-OTA space and Booking.com making inroads into the territory of Airbnb with ‘homestays’. Not dissimilar Read More..

13 July 2015
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New South Wales looking to regulate Airbnb

Airbnb is one step closer to being regulated in NSW (Australia) with the State’s Planning Minister taking the matter to a parliamentary inquiry. Despite more than 10,000 listings on Airbnb for accommodation in Read More..

02 July 2015
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San Francisco Legalises and Regulates Airbnb

After six years of operating in San Francisco, Airbnb will finally become legal on its own home turf. The city’s board of supervisors voted to legalise and regulate short-term stays through a controversial Read More..

08 October 2014
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THE AIRBNB DEBATE AT WYSTC

The Airbnb concept has captured the world’s imagination since bursting onto the hospitality scene in 2007, bringing a new dimension to the travellers’ experience. Recognising the changes the online platform has heralded, STAY Read More..

26 September 2014
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Airbnb, Uber under attack in Barcelona

The Spanish city has become ground zero in a fight over how collaborative consumption should be regulated and taxed.   Barcelona would seem like the perfect market for web-based collaborative consumption firms like Airbnb and Read More..

30 May 2014