Each week I’ll be posting a curated set of links to Airbnb and other short-term rental industry related news articles and stories. Here’s this weeks collection.

This week, we have seen emerging controversies in the short-term vacation rentals industry. Changes will be brought by new European tax legislations, Airbnb’s new payment option, ongoing restriction requests from the hotel industry and others. Not only are these changes happening in the States, they have also affected European and Asian countries as well. The revolution in the short-term rental industry brought by smart home devices will be mentioned, as well as an incident of a British guest suing a booking site for a sickening pool collision.

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