Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Paris sides with hotels by taxing Airbnb properties

A Paris City Council ruling on Wednesday says people renting out their apartments on short-term rental services like Airbnb must now register their properties with the government. This is great news for the hotel industry in Paris, which has been lobbying for the change under the claim that Airbnb and similar services create unfair competition. The head of Union of Trades and Industries of the Hotel Industry (UMIH), Roland Heguy, said in a statement: This is a strong signal sent out to other municipalities. Local collectivities now have a tool to monitor the tourist offers and control the collection of…

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