The rise and rise of peer-to-peer marketplaces in travel has driven governments to scrutinize their impact on local surroundings.
Many questions have arisen around whether existing legislation, particularly in vacation rental, is fit for today’s digital world.
Some of the largest cities across the globe - London, New York, Paris and more, have introduced new laws to curb the growth in short-term rentals.
Airbnb is often called out as the villain but the company says it recognizes the need for regulation and maintains it wants to be part of the conversation.
Most recently Chris Lehane, senior vice president for policy and communications at Airbnb, wrote to European leaders supporting progress on an E.U.-wide approach to short-term rentals.
During PhocusWire Pulse: Rentals On The Rise, Lehane discusses the need for regulatory framework in the sector.
He shares a wider view of how Airbnb works with governments and local authorities and how and where the platform can be a force for good.
Lehane also provides his perspective on how travel has changed since the pandemic and what that means for the rentals industry.
The full discussion with PhocusWire’s Linda Fox is below…
PhocusWire Pulse: Rentals On The Rise - Regulation and working with communities