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Airbnb ban proposed in Amsterdam

The ban would include Airbnb rentals, which have become a hot button issue for locals. Rentals for single rooms and Bed & Breakfasts would still be allowed under the terms of the proposal.

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Former Ryanair boss to chair Hostelworld

Hostelworld senior independent director Michael Cawley is to succeed Richard Segal as chairman of the company from next month. Segal will remain on the board of the online hostel-booking company as a non-executive director until the end of the year when he will resign...

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Cities cracking down on Airbnb amid rising housing costs

Airbnb says hosts in central Paris can now only rent out their homes for up to 120 nights a year, a new cap introduced to comply with city regulations. The company's director for France and Belgium, Emmanuel Marill, said Tuesday the cap would apply to the 1st, 2nd,...

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Hotel booking sites probed by UK consumer watchdog

Hotel booking sites are to be probed by the UK's competition watchdog to see if consumers are being misled by them. The Competition and Markets Authority is concerned that rather than helping consumers, the sites might actually be making it more difficult for them....

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