Travel Tech Statement: MA Short-term Rental Bill Riddled with Problems, Doesn't Serve People of the Commonwealth
Travel Tech on December 26, 2018
MA Short-term Rental Bill Riddled with Problems, Doesn't Serve People of the Commonwealth
Arlington, VA – The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), the trade association for the online travel industry, including short-term rental innovators Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO, released the following statement after the Massachusetts legislature's passage of a short-term bill late last week.
"Time and time again Travel Tech and our members have urged the legislature to pass a viable short-term rental bill, as the Commonwealth has much to gain from setting a fair and reasonable regulatory framework for those looking to share their homes. Instead, House and Senate leadership undermined changes to the bill by Governor Baker that would have protected the privacy of Massachusetts residents, fast-tracking an 11th hour negotiation just ahead of the holidays in order to ensure it encountered as little resistance as possible," said Matt Kiessling, Travel Tech's Vice President for Short-term Rental Policy.