Growing Airbnb industry a concern for MS tourism and taxes
By Mike Lacy
There’s a growing industry on the Coast that is becoming a growing problem.
Unregulated and untaxed short-term rentals have tourism and government officials worried.
The marketing platform Airbnb has helped turn a cottage industry into a major industry.
“It’s growing tremendously across the nation,” said Linda Hornsby, executive director of the Mississippi Hotel & Lodging Association.
According to a recent press release from Airbnb, Mississippi families earned more than $6 million in home sharing in 2017 and brought in 50,000 guests.
Not everyone is happy with these figures.
Read the full article from WLOX here.