February 13, 2018

Airbnb accuses OTAs of failing to deal with 90-day letting rules


A row has broken out between Airbnb and OTAs over rules that are supposed to stop hosts letting out their homes for more than 90 days a year.

The Californian company says that one year on from its introduction of an automatic block that kicks in once a host has notched up 90 days of lettings, no other online agency has followed suit.

Hosts are required by law to seek planning permission if they want to go beyond the 90-day limit. This is intended to prevent disturbances from unofficial and unregulated hotels.

According to the analysis by data company Transparent, Airbnb’s biggest rivals, Booking.com, Home-Away, TripAdvisor and Casamundo, have a combined 40,000 listings — none limited by an automatic 90-day cap.

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