September 16, 2016
Mark Elman doesn’t mind competition. He oversees the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau in Ocean City, which parlays its 40,000-square-foot conference center and beachfront location into a brisk business of booking. And he also does just fine with the 84 units he manages next door at the Marigot Beach condominium. But Elman isn’t quite so accommodating with websites like Airbnb. Many of the people who use the sites to rent out a room or a whole house are dipping into the same pool of customers as he is without getting splashed with the same taxes and licensing fees, he said….