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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 photo, a cleaning lady works in an apartment located on Airbnb in Paris. Airbnb hosts are facing an onslaught of frustrations born of renting out their properties to short-term guests. Certain guests have proven disrespectful of hosts’ homes, with some squatting illegally — and getting away with it — and others trashing properties with Silly String, feces and more. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, file)

Airbnb hosts are sick of Airbnb, too

As criticisms grow, the question is being asked: is Airbnb itself the problem — or are the guests?

 

FILE - The Airbnb app icon is displayed on an iPad screen in Washington, D.C., on May 8, 2021. Airbnb announced Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, that it will use new methods to spot and block people who try to use the short-term rental service to throw a party. The company said it has introduced technology that examines the would-be renter’s history on Airbnb, how far they live from the home they want to rent, whether they’re renting for a weekday or weekend, and other factors. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Airbnb is rolling out new screening tools to stop parties

System produced a 35% drop in unauthorized parties when tested in Australia

 

The hobbit themed Airbnb near Osoyoos has been chosen as one of Airbnb's top Canadian unique destinations. (Second Breakfast Hideaway)

PHOTOS: Hobbit-themed hideaway near Osoyoos is one of Canada’s most wish-listed unique stays

The Second Breakfast Hideaway on Airbnb’s list of most popular unique destinations

 

Airbnb and other vacation-rental sites are now seeing an uptick in demand. (Tribune News Service)

Airbnb to pay $6M in double ticketing settlement; some customers to receive credit

If you booked an Airbnb between Oct. 31, 2015 to June 25, 2019 you could be eligible for a credit

Airbnb and other vacation-rental sites are now seeing an uptick in demand. (Tribune News Service)
Supporters of President Donald Trump rally outside of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Airbnb to block, cancel Washington, D.C. bookings ahead of inauguration

Airbnb has had a policy of removing guests who are confirmed to be members of hate groups since 2017

Supporters of President Donald Trump rally outside of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
An Airbnb logo is shown during an event in San Francisco on Feb. 22, 2018. Airbnb says it has a plan to curb New Year’s Eve parties this year in the wake of COVID-19, after a short-term rental was the site of a 60-person party in Mississauga last weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Eric Risberg.

Airbnb rolls out restrictions in Canada to prevent New Year’s Eve parties

Airbnb now says guests will need a history of positive reviews on its app to reserve an entire home

An Airbnb logo is shown during an event in San Francisco on Feb. 22, 2018. Airbnb says it has a plan to curb New Year’s Eve parties this year in the wake of COVID-19, after a short-term rental was the site of a 60-person party in Mississauga last weekend. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Eric Risberg.
Tourists are being asked to postpone their non-essential trips to Tofino as COVID-19 cases rise across Vancouver Island, but at least one accommodation provider is offering conflicting messaging. (Westerly file photo)

Victoria woman says Tofino Airbnb host encouraged travel despite provincial restrictions

“The only way I would get a refund is if she would be able to rebook the suite for that weekend.”

Tourists are being asked to postpone their non-essential trips to Tofino as COVID-19 cases rise across Vancouver Island, but at least one accommodation provider is offering conflicting messaging. (Westerly file photo)
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Airbnb requires hosts to commit to enhanced cleaning to calm COVID-19 fears

Airbnb said nearly 1.5 million listings have signed on to the enhanced cleaning standards

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Airbnb and other vacation-rental sites are now seeing an uptick in demand. (Tribune News Service)

COVID-19: Airbnb bans one-night reservations over Halloween weekend to stop parties

Those who previously booked such reservations will be reimbursed

Airbnb and other vacation-rental sites are now seeing an uptick in demand. (Tribune News Service)
FILE - This Feb. 22, 2018, file photo shows an Airbnb logo during an event in San Francisco. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Eric Risberg, File

New Airbnb portal allows local governments to closely monitor listings

Vancouver and Calgary are among the 10 North American cities included in the new portal

FILE - This Feb. 22, 2018, file photo shows an Airbnb logo during an event in San Francisco. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Eric Risberg, File
Airbnb. (Pixabay)

Airbnb bans house parties worldwide, citing coronavirus mandates

Airbnb said it plans to expand a hotline for neighbours to report unauthorized parties

Airbnb. (Pixabay)
Victoria city council will consider new policies for an appeals process in regards to short-term rental application. (Black Press Media file photo).

Victoria to consider new appeals process for rejected short-term rental applications

There is not an established process in place for people seeking to reapply

Victoria city council will consider new policies for an appeals process in regards to short-term rental application. (Black Press Media file photo).
Tradespeople, students and others taking advantage of new Airbnb hotel in Langford

Tradespeople, students and others taking advantage of new Airbnb hotel in Langford

Local developer saw a demand for short-term rentals

  • Jun 14, 2018
Tradespeople, students and others taking advantage of new Airbnb hotel in Langford
The City of Victoria’s plans to regulate short-term rental locations isn’t likely to change given the news that Airbnb will be remitting provincial sales tax in B.C. on behalf of its hosts. Airbnb

Airbnb to collect provincial sales tax in B.C.

The company will begin gathering 8 per cent PST and the up-to-3 percent MRDT

The City of Victoria’s plans to regulate short-term rental locations isn’t likely to change given the news that Airbnb will be remitting provincial sales tax in B.C. on behalf of its hosts. Airbnb
Debra Sheets stands on the rooftop balcony at The Janion building at Wharf Street and Pandora Avenue, where she uses her condominium for short-term rentals. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)

Victoria short-term rental operators start GoFundMe campaign for legal costs

Facebook group mounting defence against proposed vacation rental rules

Debra Sheets stands on the rooftop balcony at The Janion building at Wharf Street and Pandora Avenue, where she uses her condominium for short-term rentals. (Lauren Boothby/VICTORIA NEWS)
The City of Victoria’s rules related to short-term rentals such as AirBnB may be changing, as council seeks to slow the trend of revenue properties being switched from long-term to nightly or weekly rentals. AirBnB

Victoria cracks down on short-term rentals

Homeowners renting one or two bedrooms in their primary residence will not be affected

The City of Victoria’s rules related to short-term rentals such as AirBnB may be changing, as council seeks to slow the trend of revenue properties being switched from long-term to nightly or weekly rentals. AirBnB
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