The city of Paris has blacklisted 1,000 Airbnb that are not registered within the city hall and wants Airbnb to block the listings. Since December, there are new regulations in Paris. Every vacation rental should be registered with the city and you cannot rent for more than 120 days per year.
Airbnb revealed its 2017 travel trends report and identified the Japanese traditional ryokan as one of the most popular choices with a 600% increase in bookings. Other popular accommodations are tree houses in Colombia, Castles in the United Kingdom or private islands in Sweden. Check the Airbnb’s annual travel trends.
Do not worry, short-term rentals (less than 28 days) are not banned. However, those operating them will need to register their short-term rental and pay an annual fee of 50$.Only primary residences will be allowed to be rented on a short-term basis which can include up to three rooms for an unlimited number of days, or the entire house for no more than 180 nights per year. Secondary spaces, the most common form being a separate basement complete with a kitchen and bathroom, will not be allowed to be rented as a short-term rental.
A South Carolina man was arrested Saturday after a woman discovered a camera hidden in the room he rented to her through Airbnb. Cesar Adam Mendez Fuentes, 35, of Greenville, was charged with voyeurism after the unidentified woman, 26, told police she discovered the camera in an alarm clock, FOX Carolina reported.
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Airbnb hosts China event as it eyes market for growth
Airbnb has created a special event host in China with crafts and live music, with the country set to become its largest global market by 2020. More than 250 people attended the Festival of Hosting where they could take part in photography, personalized tea creation, mulled wine spice mixing, cocktail-making, and home-craft design.
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