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Music City Has an Illegal Hotel Problem

July 22, 2016

Only three percent of a specific area in Nashville’s Davidson County allows for short term rentals, but a TV investigation by Nashville’s Fox 17 found the actual number of commercial operators renting out units is more than three times that.... View Article

Airbnb Works Against Working Families

July 16, 2016

Airbnb is making already-tight housing markets even harder for working families. But don’t just take it from us. New York Public Advocate Letitia James recently commented: “Airbnb’s practices are swallowing up affordable housing units.” This follows earlier comments James made... View Article

AH&LA Urges NY Governor to Sign Bill

July 12, 2016

Below is a letter that the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s CEO, Katherine Lugar, sent to Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, and Attorney General Schneiderman. The letter highlights a recent study conducted by researchers at Penn State University that shows... View Article

Problems at Home for Airbnb

June 29, 2016

Airbnb’s hometown thought it had finally come to an understanding with the short-term rental platform. Apparently not. Even the current regulation, which “became known as the ‘Airbnb law’ for its friendliness to the company” isn’t enough for Airbnb. Now Airbnb... View Article

An Open Letter to America’s Mayors

June 24, 2016

AirbnbWATCH is committed to holding Airbnb accountable for keeping communities and travelers safe by exposing how commercial operators are abusing short-term rental sites to transform residential properties into illegal hotels. Illegal hotels are disrupting neighborhoods, making communities less safe, and... View Article