April 13, 2018

Airbnb’s response to Paris lawsuit is the same old story


Airbnb has crafted an ideal template for telling the same old story when it comes to dealing with short-term rental regulations around the world, and more cities just don’t seem to want to hear it anymore.

Airbnb’s No. 1 market in the world, Paris, is not happy with the platform’s business operations.

The city is suing the online travel company, as well as its homesharing peers Paris Attitude and Wimdu, in a lawsuit that could have a lasting impact on how short-term rentals are regulated in major metropolitan cities.

Paris wants Airbnb and other platforms to ensure that any short-term rental listings on their sites without a formal registration number, as well as those that do not comply with the city’s 120-day annual cap rentals, are removed.

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