May 8, 2016
The short-term rental business — born in Aurora in 1995 and having grown into an $85 billion-a-year worldwide industry — is fighting for its life in Denver. With new regulations poised to upend the traditional model of renting out an entire home to visitors, HomeAway, VRBO and its parent, Expedia, are girding for a final stand, hoping to sway Denver City Council members toward rules that would regulate — not eliminate — the increasingly popular pursuit of offering private homes for short stays….