Posted 17 July 2015 - 06:13 AM
True, but that doesn't tell the full story. As for the hotels, it is actually a bad thing if they are pulling people of hotels because of hotel tax. That tax pays for the very tourism marketing that AirBNB requires to exist, so they are crapping in their own bed and expecting us to deal with it (much like Uber, etc.)
That sort of cuts both ways though. Car rental companies pay no tourism tax, and they benefit from tourism marketing. And Air BNB brings customers to restaurants and attractions, that also pay no tourism marketing money. (These companies can voluntarily be TV members, and many do).
Maybe the hotel tax is not the best way to raise the money for TV.
Anyway, the City ought to be wary of the wrong way to try to regulate.
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