Saturday, October 21, 2017

Tag Archives: sharing economy

Regulating the growth of ‘quasi-hotels’

Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre’s report on ‘The Impact of Airbnb on WA’s Tourism Industry’ released last week shows that the shared economy is not ‘shared’ - with 61 percent of listings being for entire homes or apartments and only 37 percent accounting for private rooms within a house.

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Difficult path to preventing Airbnb lets

Airbnb alone booked more than 80 million room nights in 2015 up from 40 million in 2014 and by the end of the year this will be a vastly higher figure. More than 100 million people worldwide have used Airbnb since the site was launched in 2008. These figures don’t include those that booked with HomeAway, Expedia’s Stayz, homestay and …

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New York bans commercial short-term letting, will Australia follow suit?

New York’s ban on commercial short term lettings – and the advertising of non-conforming short terms stays – should provide a model for Australian jurisdictions according to Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA). On Friday, New York governor Andrew Cuomo introduced laws that outlawed both the letting and advertising of full apartments or houses for fewer than 30 days unless the owner/resident was …

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