Whether the hotel lobby likes it or not, the sharing economy is here to stay. For everyone’s benefit, it is critical for local municipalities in Florida to develop reasonable, efficient policy frameworks that ensure short-term rentals continue to thrive, protect property rights, and promotes economic growth throughout the state. » Read news
Airfares are lower than ever in the recent past. Right?
It’s a mantra that’s repeated constantly by airline executives, analysts and even journalists. But it’s based on data that — like all data — can reflect lies, damn lies and statistics. Actually, fares are far from low for many Americans, thanks to numerous factors, including rampant industry consolidation, a lack of competition and the endless introduction of new and higher “optional” fees.» Read news
The Los Angeles technology industry has become an integral part of the engine that drives the economy of our city. The tech sector employs an estimated 368,000 people in Greater Los Angeles and generates $108.3 billion in economic activity. As our regional economy continues to evolve, innovation will continue to play an important role in L.A.’s ability to attract top employers and grow. » Read news
U.S. hotels and resorts will once again charge a record-high amount of fees that aren't included in the room rate, as hotel operators take advantage of high occupancy rates and charge for services that had previously been complimentary. » Read news
Travel Tech today voiced its opposition to the inclusion of the harmful short-term rental provisions in the Wisconsin budget, as well as the failure of Gov. Scott Walker to veto that language which clearly hurts Wisconsin’s standing as a pro-tourism and pro-private property rights state. » Read news