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  • The hotel industry needs to be a little bit more hospitable

    The Oct. 16 PowerPost article “Airbnb enters the fray in congressional debate over Silicon Valley’s legal shield” included accusations from hotel groups against vacation rental sites but left out facts about short-term rentals, short-term rental platforms and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Short-term rentals have changed tourism, providing more choices for travelers and supplemental income for homeowners while pumping millions into local economies. (Source: Washington Post)

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  • Honolulu Made A Big Mistake In Punishing Short-Term Rentals

    The mayor and city council should amend Bill 89 regulations to addresses community concerns and support our visitor economy. (Source: Honolulu Civil Beat) » Read news

  • Wide fallout in Oahu from vacation-rental law

    Oahu’s Bill 89 has been in effect for only one month, yet local residents and visitors alike are already experiencing the negative impact of these short-term rental regulations. In addition to hurting families who rely on homesharing to keep up with the rising cost of living in Hawaii, these hotel-sponsored restrictions are also keeping away thousands of visiting families who both want and depend on short-term rentals for their stays. (Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser) » Read news

  • Hotel industry mounts attack on Airbnb with House bill

    The fight between the hotel lobby and rental platforms like Airbnb is entering a new phase as lawmakers on Capitol Hill weigh legislation that threatens companies that advertise short-term rentals. (Source: The Hill)

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  • Drugs, Illegal Gun Sales, Extremism and … Vacation Rentals?

    To associate vacation rentals in the same conversation with extremism, illegal gun sales and the opioid crisis is outrageous in its assertion and downright ludicrous to even suggest. But hotel special interests have done just that. The policy conversation on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is an important one and one that will require reasonable and sensible deliberation to address real issues related to societal challenges. (Source: Morning Consult)

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