May 10, 2016
A hotel industry trade group is taking another shot at Airbnb, releasing a report contending the popular home-sharing service makes most of its money in Chicago off professional operators who need to be more strictly regulated. The report from the American Hotel & Lodging Association is likely to intensify the debate over the home-rental market in Chicago and Airbnb, a growing competitive threat to the hotel industry. The AHLA argues that people who use the online short-term rental platform to rent out their homes are poorly regulated, giving them an unfair advantage over hotels….