Tag: home sharing
Is Rise of The Resistance just a knock off? Disney says no way.

Scott PowersNovember 19, 2018
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Vacation rental homeowners marketed by Airbnb in Tallahassee and Gainesville combined to welcome nearly 14,000 visitors during the seven weekends of Florida State and University of Florida home football games, the company announced Monday. It means, Airbnb stated in a news release, that Tallahassee vacation rental home guests in its system earned $840,000 during Seminole […]

Scott PowersOctober 29, 2018
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Yet again, a 21st-century business model is clashing with how business always has been done — creating a running battle at Orlando International Airport and other airports where authorities are trying to stop emerging car-sharing operations from acting, in the airports’ views, as unpermitted, unregulated rental-car companies. Specifically, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority and Turo, […]

Drew WilsonJune 8, 2018
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Vacation rental platform Airbnb announced Friday that it has collected and remitted more than $12 million in tax revenue to Miami-Dade and Broward counties over the past year. Those collections are from separate agreements agreed to by each county’s commission that saw Airbnb start automatically collecting 6 percent bed taxes and remitting the revenue directly […]

Scott PowersJuly 23, 2017
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Florida International University has been dropped from a controversial research contract proposed by the American Hotel & Lodging Association that had been criticized as potentially unethical by the national watchdog group Checks & Balances Project. A spokeswoman for the university advised FloridaPolitics.com that it has been notified that it is not receiving the AH&LA $68,209 […]

Scott PowersJuly 20, 2017
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A watchdog group called the Checks & Balances Project is charging that the leading hotel industry association may be paying Florida International University to produce research for the industry’s lobbying against Airbnb and other home-sharing marketing companies. “The hotel industry’s hotel industry’s lobbying arm, the American Hotel & Lobbying Association, has an aggressive pay-to-play academic […]

Scott PowersMarch 9, 2017
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A new study released Thursday by a national hotel group that has criticized the growth of app-based home-sharing networks contends the biggest of  them, Airbnb, has gotten away from home-sharing and now is promoting illegal hotels. The study, conducted by the CBRE Hotels’ Americas Research and released by The American Hotel & Lodging Association, takes a look at how […]

Scott PowersJanuary 24, 2017
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Proposals from state Rep. Mike La Rosa and state Sen. Greg Steube would restrict how local governments may regulate vacation rentals, a move that could help preserve that market for the rapidly-expanding Airbnb phenomenon and similar home-sharing services. On Tuesday La Rosa introduced House Bill 425. Like Steube’s Senate Bill 188, introduced earlier, it would […]


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