Toronto. Singapore. Paris. Seattle.
Hosts around the world are learning to navigate the new regulations introduced by local municipalities. Making headlines this week are the controversial rule against secondary suites in Toronto, the first hosts to be charged with breaking the rules in Singapore, the progressive stance allowing hosts to list a maximum of two short-term units in Seattle, and Paris’ attempt to delist 1,000 properties.
Jasper is joined by Glenn Carter, Head of Marketing at Hostfully, to offer insight around this week’s developments in vacation rental regulations. They explain how these regulations have slowed Airbnb’s growth and why expansion in China is essential for the platform’s continued advancement.
Glenn and Jasper also cover the latest initiatives and programs at Airbnb, including the use of augmented and virtual reality to improve guest experience, the Airbnb data science in-house academy, and a new Top Quality badge. Listen in and learn how listings receive the designation and why the feature changes based on fil15ers and personalized search results!
Article #1: New Airbnb Regulations for the City of Toronto
Article #3: Paris Asks Airbnb to Delist 1,000 Apartments
Article #6: Developing the Next Realities for Travel
Topic #7: Airbnb Top Quality Badge Pilot Program
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