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A national approach needs to be taken to regulate home share providers such as Airbnb, according to a new report.
Dunedin City Council has fired a shot across the bow of homeowners letting their properties as short-term visitor accommodation (STVA).
The Auckland Chamber of Commerce has accused Auckland council of a “smash and grab” on small businesses following its extension of the accommodation targeted rate to peer-to-peer providers.
The so-called Airbnb rate fails to reduce unfairness for the commercial sector, says Tourism Industry Aotearoa.
The economic, social and environmental impact of Airbnb on Canterbury’s tourism industry is to be explored in a new piece of research.
Airbnb contributed $660m in GDP last year and supported 6,006 jobs across New Zealand, according to a new report from Deloitte commissioned by the accommodation sharing platform.
Bookabach is urging its users to make submissions on the Auckland Council’s plans to implement a targeted rate on non-commercial accommodation providers.
Dunedin residents who let out their homes on platforms like Airbnb and BookaBach could be slapped with a rates increase of up to 145%.
Stats NZ says there is no clear path to collecting data from the country’s growing non-commercial accommodation providers such as Airbnb despite increasing calls for insight into the subsector.
Airbnb guest numbers in New Zealand surged to 1.46 million in 2017, up 112% on 2016, while the number of listings jumped 61% to 37,600.
The rise of Airbnb’s popularity in Christchurch has seen guest nights in the city bounce back to near pre-earthquake levels.
Hospitality New Zealand has thrown its support behind Queenstown Lakes District Council’s move to tighten rules around visitor accommodation.
Queenstown Lakes District Council has continued to crack down on residential ratepayers renting out their homes by voting for stricter short-term visitor accommodation rules.
Launched last week, the peer-to-peer accommodation provider has added Queenstown to its Experiences offer.
The issue of whether residential ratepayers who rent out their homes for profit should pay rates in line with their commercial counterparts is not a new one.