Category: short term rentals

Hotel industry vs Airbnb heats up as FIU pulls out of research project

FIU Inset: Airbnb founders Joe Gebbia, Nathan Blecharczyk and Brian Chesky The hotel industry’s campaign against Airbnb and other online short-term rentals has taken a new turn. Florida International University, a state university that gets some of its funding from Florida taxpayers, has dropped out of an American Hotel and

South Florida’s war with Airbnb

Tourists are flocking to Airbnb units, and the gleaming condos along the water are among the most desirable. From the June issue: South Florida is a mecca for all kinds of tourists, but local governments extend little hospitality to Airbnb, HomeAway and other online home-sharing companies active in the Miami

Airbnb collected $191k in Broward bed taxes in May

Airbnb’s Joe Gebbia, Nathan Blecharczyk and Brian Chesky (Credit: Getty Images) Airbnb announced it collected and remitted $191,000 in tax revenues in Broward County in May. The short-term rental platform reached an agreement with Broward county officials in April to collect and submit a 5 percent tourism tax on behalf

Miami-Dade approves tourism tax agreement with Airbnb

Airbnb’s Joe Gebbia, Nathan Blecharczyk and Brian Chesky (Credit: Getty Images) and Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez The tourism tax-free days for Airbnb users in Miami-Dade County are over. County commissioners on Tuesday voted 10-3 to approve a memorandum of understanding between the Miami-Dade tax collector and the web-based short-term rental

City of Miami passes Regalado’s resolution, could sue platforms like Airbnb

Screenshot of Airbnb’s website. Inset: Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado After hours of public comments and debate, city of Miami commissioners passed a resolution that effectively reiterates existing regulations on short-term rentals, with an amendment that would have the city look into suing short-term rental platforms like Airbnb. Hosts, super hosts and proponents