Melbourne is joining the growing list of cities introducing regulations around short-term rentals, but the municipality is taking a very different approach: Rather than simply limiting the number of days a host can rent her property, the rules address specific issues—like guests ‘socializing outdoors after 10pm.’
Jasper is joined by Nicole Prentice Williams, Hostfully’s VP of Strategic Partnerships, to discuss this new approach to regulations and the challenge of enforcement. They also cover the contentious letter leaked to CNBC this week in which Airbnb accuses Marriott of using $1.73B in taxpayer subsidies to fund hotel construction over the past nine years.
Nicole and Jasper speak to Airbnb’s most recent acquisition, a startup for travelers with disabilities called Accomable, and the growth of Airbnb Trips. Listen to find out what kind of Experience is most popular and why locals are taking advantage of the chance to explore their own city!
It’s the Ship
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