Mayor Hidalgo seeks 12.5 million-euro fine for sites listings – Airbnb says rental rules in Paris breach European regulation
The German government can count on millions of euros in tax revenue from services provided on digital marketplaces like Airbnb, the leading platform for connecting individuals offering or looking for accommodation. However, it remains to be seen whether the existing income and value-added tax regulations for service providers with digital businesses models are still adequate. In order to prevent future shortcomings, reforms for a competition-oriented taxation of service platforms could be implemented without much additional effort, thereby making taxation much more efficient.
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The acquisition points to two strategic developments at Airbnb, both aimed at helping the company diversity and grow its revenues. The first is that it will build on Airbnb's expansion into services for the business market.
Travelers sometimes want a cookie-cutter room in a downtown hotel, and they sometimes want a cozy Tuscan farmhouse to share with friends. Hotels have always been good at providing the first one. Now, they're trying to figure out how to provide the second.
Airbnb has reported a significant jump in the number boutique hotel and bed-and-breakfast accommodations available on its platform.
A new crop of startups is offering a hybrid alternative: apartment hotels, lodging that promises the comfort and roominess of a homestay (minus the flaky homeowner) with the consistency and in-room amenities of a hotel.
Tripping.com, the US-based vacation rental meta-search site, has been acquired by Berlin-based HomeToGo GmbH, the worlds largest vacation rental search engine.
Airbnb's platform has officially been open to hotels since February, but not all travelers – primarily on the site to browse and book homes – have discovered the inventory.
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