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Airbnb: Our Way or the Highway

Airbnb butted heads big time with the Chicago Mayor’s office this week, as the fight in the City Council to regulate home sharing got a Read More

South Florida’s Airbnb Problem

Miami: Sun. Sand. Salsa dancing. Illegal hotels? Oh yes. Turns out Miami is a national hotbed of illegal hotel activity. A new Read More

Ghost Hotels in the Windy City

Last week, on the heels of a new study on Airbnb in the Windy City, aldermen debated new ordinances that would regulate short-term Read More

Airbnb’s Purge Pattern

Seems like Airbnb’s data purging is becoming a pattern. After purging 1,500 listings in New York City before turning over data to Read More

NOLA’s Jazz Fest Spotlights More than Music

Word from Jazz Fest in NOLA is that hardworking local hotel and inn businesses were singing the blues, experiencing room vacancies during Read More

Airbnb’s Trouble with the Tax-man

What Airbnb says: “We want to pay taxes; we want to give back to the local communities and pay our taxes Read More

Woman Surprised to Find Her Own Condo Listed on Airbnb

No, that headline isn’t from the Onion. Cautionary tales for Airbnb users aren’t hard to find, but some horror stories are even more Read More

Busted: New San Francisco Report Shows that Most Airbnb Hosts Don’t Follow the Law

Airbnb is in hot water (again) in its home city. As of February 2015, San Francisco law requires all short-term rental hosts to obtain a Read More

Flouting the Law in Phoenix

The Grand Canyon. World class spas. Golf. Beautiful hiking trails. Illegal Hotels? Yep. In some of Arizona’s most popular vacation Read More

Airbnb’s Bad Actors are Back After the Company’s Data Purge

Heard about Airbnb’s little transparency problem? Looks like it just got a whole lot worse. Yesterday Airbnb confirmed the report and Read More



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