This week, we’ve been following up with the STR policy update in Massachusetts, New Orleans, and Berlin. We’ve also looked into the unfortunate case of a gas leak in a Mexican vacation rental which killed an entire Iowa family. Check out a detailed interview of an Airbnb Superhost from Louisville as well. And Lastly, don’t forget to check out our collection of 10 cities where you can save the most money on Airbnb!

 

In Hawaii, 1 of every 24 homes is a vacation rental

When most Americans think of west coast cities with a soaring cost of living, they often picture Seattle, LA, and San Francisco. But Honolulu, with limited real estate, a huge tourist business…

www.curbed.com

Celebrate Earth Day with these incredible vacation rentals nestled in the Earth itself

With Earth Day just a few weeks away, HomeAway has compiled a list of rental properties around the globe that have a unique rustic quality…

www.chron.com

Airbnb Plus’ Risky Bet to Push Homesharing to a New Level

When Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky took to the stage in San Francisco on February 22 and said that “Airbnb is for everyone,” it was more than just a company slogan…

skift.com

Canton council postpones discussions on Airbnb-like rentals

The public hearing and City Council vote on zoning regulations for rentals booked online — through agencies such as Airbnb — have been postponed until June…

www.cantonrep.com

Airbnb Singapore: Hosts fined $45,000 as government gets tough on illegal property letting

Under legislation introduced last year, private homes in Singapore must be rented on a minimum three month contract…

www.verdict.co.uk

Activists say Airbnb makes New Orleans housing shortage worse

Airbnb and other platforms for short-term rental listings are exacerbating the housing crisis in New Orleans, says a new report from the Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative (JPNSI)…

www.theverge.com

She’s the Airbnb superhost of Louisville. And she made all the mistakes so you don’t have to

The first time I rented my house for the Kentucky Derby, Airbnb didn’t exist. Friends thought I was crazy for handing over the keys to our Germantown bungalow to strangers…

www.courier-journal.com

Letters: How About A Little Love For Vacation Rentals

A recent study about short-term rentals is making the rounds and doing a disservice to an important part of the Hawaii economy…

www.civilbeat.org

Coachella 2018: These Outrageous Rentals Start At $150,000 Per Weekend

Since Coachella first started 19 years ago, its musical lineup and fashion had always been the main attractions. As years went by, luxury accommodation…

www.forbes.com

10 Cities Where Airbnb Will Save You the Most Money

It’s a question that pops up in almost every trip planned: Where do you want to stay? These days, travelers are more likely to be choosing between a traditional hotel and a home or apartment rental…

Time.com

Iowa family killed by gas leak from boiler at Mexican vacation rental, state official says

While officials say a “high charge” of gas escaped from the boiler, it remains unclear whether the condo was equipped with proper gas detectors…

www.nbcnews.com

Airbnb Is Making a Major Comeback in Berlin

Even though Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky thinks the company’s private rooms—a single room you rent in a host’s home—are “massively underrated,”…

www.cntraveler.com

Nevada Airbnb had 4-person limit. Cops found 60 underage drinkers, gunshots and blood.

The Airbnb renter sounded pleasant enough — before she arrived, that is. The guest, who had been verified by Airbnb, was a 19-year-old girl who said she was looking for a nice place for her parents to stay over the weekend in Reno, Nevada…

http://www.thenewstribune.com/

Women on top: in conversation with the CEO of Booking.com

When it comes to gender diversity or, for that matter, diversity in a broader sense, Booking.com isn’t doing too badly…

www.eyefortravel.com

New Orleans City Council calls for new look at short-term rental law; Here’s what’s being reviewed

The council voted 5-0 on Thursday to direct the City Planning Commission to restudy the rules in their entirety…

www.theadvocate.com

Bill on short term rentals moves ahead to Massachusetts Senate

House 118-30, approved and sent to the Senate a bill regulating and taxing short-term rentals of less than 28 days that are offered by Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO…

www.tauntongazette.com

Boston City Council Letter to Massachusetts House on Short-Term Rentals Proposal

Boston City Council sent a letter regarding short-term rentals to the Massachusetts House last week, asking the House to preserve local control as the council continues to debate legislation…

Northendwaterfront.com

Here’s When and Where You’ll Save the Most Money Booking a Last-minute Hotel

According to data from HotelTonight, all of the top 10 U.S. cities where people are most likely to book hotel rooms for that night are located in the southern part of the country…

www.travelandleisure.com

Short term vacation rentals cause a stir at Coalition of Town Councils

Like the tide rolling in, the movement to curb proliferating short-term vacation rentals is sweeping through coastal neighborhoods, gaining in strength and intensity as it goes…

www.sdnews.com

Short term vacation rentals cause a stir at Coalition of Town Councils

Like the tide rolling in, the movement to curb proliferating short-term vacation rentals is sweeping through coastal neighborhoods, gaining in strength and intensity as it goes…

www.sdnews.com

Airbnb hosts can kick you out after you’ve checked in

This story is not about any one party being right or wrong. Instead, let this serve as a reminder that we are living in an age of non-traditional services…

Techcrunch.com

Massachusetts House Passes Bill to Tax Short-Term Rental Hosts

In an effort to regulate the booming industry led by Airbnb, lawmakers want a tiered taxation system based on the number of rental units a host lists…

www.bostonmagazine.com

Making Vacation Rentals Work For Your Investment Portfolio

Orlando, Florida recently topped the list of markets to watch for real estate investment this year…

www.forbes.com

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Written By Agnes Tong

Marketing Team
Posted: Friday March 16th 2018

Written By Agnes Tong

Marketing Team
Posted: Friday March 16th 2018

2018-04-04T10:49:07+00:00