Hotels Magazine – Opinion: Airbnb ‘crisis’ needs to be met head-on

March 1, 2016 Contributed by Vijay Dandapani, President, Apple Core Hotels, New York City, Chairman, Hotel Association of New York City “Where there is smoke there is fire,” goes the old, if trite, saying. There has been plenty of smoke, most of it aired by Airbnb, when it comes to [...]

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Hotel industry disputes report about Airbnb’s impact in NYC

February 11, 2016 Hospitality research firm STR released a report this week asserting that Airbnb is having no material impact on hotel room demand in Manhattan, a finding that is being challenged by both national and local hotel industry advocates. With the average Airbnb nightly rate in the New York [...]

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Minneapolis Star Tribune – St. Paul to study regulations, taxes on Airbnb rentals

February 5, 2016 The city of St. Paul will start studying ways to regulate Airbnb and other short-term rental companies to weed out those poorly run operations. The City Council voted on Wednesday to have the city’s Department of Safety and Inspections and the Department of Planning and Economic Development [...]

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San Francisco Chronicle – Why Airbnb hosts aren’t scoring riches on Super Bowl 50

February 3, 2016 Kim Lain and Tom Doherty are among scores of Bay Area homeowners who hoped to score riches by renting to Super Bowl visitors via Airbnb, HomeAway, Craigslist and other vacation-home sites. But the deluge of hopeful homeowners increased supply so much that it outpaced demand for the [...]

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A hotel business but without the burdens

January 31, 2016 Sir, John Kay is right about his 18th-century namesake (“What the other John Kay taught Uber about innovation”, January 27). Perhaps there is no better illustration of protectionism’s ills than Frédéric Bastiat’s Candlemakers’ Petition of 1845. The taxi industry has indeed developed a bunker mentality as a [...]

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Big Hotels’ Plan to Win Customers from Airbnb

January 27, 2016 The hotel industry is fighting back. Airbnb’s remarkable success and a $25 billion valuation has come at a cost — to competitors. It claimed almost $1 billion in disruption revenue last year, by some estimates. But now the hotel industry, still reeling from the sudden rise of [...]

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BHA goes head to head with Airbnb

January 12, 2016 ‘Industrial in scale, professional landlords, operating outside UK regulations and endangering the safety of the public.’ These are the strong terms describing the forces that have over-taken the so-called sharing economy. Terms which British Hospitality Association CEO Ufi Ibrahim today (Tuesday 12th January) outlined when she provided [...]

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New York Hotels Make a Green Pledge

January 19, 2016 Seventeen notable New York City hotels have committed to getting greener. Marquee properties like the Waldorf Astoria New York, Grand Hyatt New York, Loews Regency New York and the Peninsula New York recently joined the NYC Carbon Challenge, a program Michael R. Bloomberg started as mayor in [...]

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Airbnb’s CEO flouted the law when he rented his couch without registering with the city

January 11, 2016 Almost a year after San Francisco's law requiring Airbnb hosts to register with the city, even Airbnb's CEO Brian Chesky has admitted he has failed to do so. As of February 1, 2015, San Francisco law has been that any unit being rented in the city on [...]

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Seven New York City Hotels Honored for Sustainable Hospitality Initiatives

November 9, 2015 Hotel Association of New York City presents second annual awards recognizing green lodging innovation, social responsibility 2015 Sustainable Hospitality Awards Trophies, designed by artist Elizabeth Maccue using recycled and reclaimed materials Seven New York City hotels were honored for their environmentally friendly lodging practices and socially [...]

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