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Airbnb a Threat?

Airbnb is Impacting the Hotel Industry?

It looks as if Airbnb Inc. – the online service that lets people rent their homes to travelers – may become one of the world's most valuable startups. The company is reportedly in advanced talks with private equity firms to raise funds that would give it overall market value of $10 billion - higher than major hotel brands such as Wyndham Worldwide (US$9.4 billion) or Hyatt (US$8.4 billion). With a strategy to clearly position themselves as a full-blown hospitality brand, such comparisons are both interesting and relevant.

How can hoteliers win the booking war with Airbnb?

By Max Starkov

Let's face it, there is a real "booking war" going on between hotels and Airbnb for every guest and every roomnight. Airbnb may have won the 2020 occupancy battle, but hoteliers can beat Airbnb at its own game and ultimately win the booking war.

Airbnb & France: Recent decisions of the French Supreme Court put a sharp brake on Parisian short-term rental activity

By Anne Epinat and Christopher Boinet

On behalf of owners, Airbnb rents out furnished apartments to short stay, non-resident transient visitors. These rents are subject to the regulation of the City of Paris and this regulation has long stated that the activity of short-term furnished rentals to transient visitors, in return for payment, may not be carried out in premises used for residential purposes, pursuant to the French Construction and Housing Code.

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