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Cities' new strategy to curb the excesses of short-term rentals: Agreement between AirBnb and New Orleans

Benchmark Tourism
Accord AirBnb Nouvelle Orléans


#AirBnb is the world leader in short-term accommodation subletting, bringing citizens and tourists closer together. Residents can sublet part or all of their apartment for a few days, and the online platform pockets 3% of the price charged to holidaymakers.

At the time of its creation in 2008, the company was seen as a 'must-have ' in the#collaborativeeconomy, thanks to its ability to provide accommodation, but over the years a number of abuses have become apparent. Entire districts of some major cities are being used as sublets, causing a scarcity of residential property (such as Lisbon's Alfama district, where real estate pressure is forcing residents to sell), anger among hotel professionals against what is deemed unfair competition, and major nuisances linked to festive #mass tourism of the spring break type. Cities are combating these problems by cracking down on short-term rentals: compulsory authorization from city hall in Barcelona, Berlin and Los Angeles, and a ban on renting a property for less than 30 days in a row unless shared with tourists in New York. In a very tense context between Cities and the firm, it is possible to find common ground to the benefit of the#attractiveness of the #territory.

Keywords: AirBnb, attractiveness, citizen, collaborative economy, citizen reappropriation, territory, Tourism, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.
Illustration: Jorg Hackeman x ©

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