The bods at Expedia in Seattle have obviously spent up big on a gaggle of Australian media influencers to “draw people’s attention back to the needs of regional Australia”.  Not a whiff of pretext around ‘home sharing’:  Expedia’s Australian corporates fly under the St...

To quote Airbnb watchers in San Francisco:  “So Business Insider is republishing a corporate press releases?  Is it a package deal?  You pay for the “article” and receive the social media promotion for free? (The) idea that Airbnb rentals are about to get a lot cl...

Airbnb was recently ordered by a French court to pay the owner of a Paris apartment after the tenant sublet the property.  Airbnb and the tenant were jointly ordered to pay Euros 52,000 plus Euro 5,000 in legal fees (approximately AUD94,000.00 in total).  The judge rul...

Remember the days when online booking platforms courted legislators with the concept of ‘Mums and Dads’ earning some extra cash by doing a bit of (commercial) ‘home sharing’?  While a still unknown number of NSW Federal and State MPs and Local Council Administrators ra...

Looking across our Harbour two days ago, Tim Ritchie photographed the Shangri-La Hotel.  With all 565 rooms empty, Management are sending a message to locals (see photo or link).  One expects that many of the Shangri-La’s employees and sub-contracto...

Back in April, Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson MP wrote that the NSW Government is committed to establishing a short-term rental accommodation regulatory framework that balances “the rights of homeowners to reasonably use their properties a...

A media search of Airbnb ‘news’ over the last 24 hours features, in every language imaginable, one outstanding topic:  Airbnb is making a quarter of its global workforce redundant…laying off 1,900 employees due to a decline in demand.  And in an open call to ex-Airbnb...

“We will take you to jail.  I’m not going to allow any individuals to upend the process.  I can’t make this any clearer.  You absolutely must stay home, and that means your home, not somebody else’s home, not an Airbnb.”  One Mayor’s response to those who continue to p...

From the ABC to property and urban development professionals, all are reporting how a microorganism is dismantling Airbnb and asking will the platform ever recover.  Real Estate Agents and Industry insiders note the flood of residential dwellings being returned to...