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By Edition On Thursday, August 31st, 2017
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Caribbean Vacation Markets set trend for collaboration, tax collection with Airbnb

Airbnb agreements and tax deals are accelerating in vacation rental markets in the Caribbean, with over 10 collaboration agreements with governments in the region and lodging tax collection deals in the US Virgin More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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MOU AirBnB – Where are we today?

WILLEMSTAD - In January of 2017, the government of Curaçao signed an agreement with AirBnB for the collection of taxes. 7 Months later the sector is still pending to receive an update on what the actual agreement More...

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By Edition On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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The rise of sharing economy, benefits and responsibilities an analysis of alternative accommodation

WILLEMSTAD - Many would argue that the hotel sector is against alternative accommodations. The introduction of AirBnB in 2008 to the lodging industry created a significant change to the Tourism Landscape. Many where More...

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By Edition On Monday, May 22nd, 2017
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USVI, Airbnb sign first tax agreement in the Caribbean

ST THOMAS - The government of the US Virgin Islands and Airbnb have confirmed the first tax agreement in the Caribbean, which will allow the platform to collect the territory's 12.5 percent hotel room occupancy More...

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By Edition On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Airbnb advances talks with Caribbean Tourism Organization countries

BRIDGETOWN – Hugh Riley, Secretary General and Chief Executive Officer at the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), the region's tourism development agency, and eight member countries, along with representatives More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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Women hosts have earned over $10 billion on Airbnb

Major progress has been made in advancing economic opportunities for women over the last several decades, but significant obstacles to gender equality still remain. The gender pay gap between men and women is well-documented, More...

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By Edition On Monday, March 6th, 2017
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Barbados Tourism Minister warns against rushing to an Airbnb tax

BRIDGETOWN – With an increasing number of visitors choosing homestay options provided through services like Airbnb over hotels, the traditional accommodation sector wants to see those providing unregistered lodging More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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Airbnb pact with CTO reflects growing Caribbean influence

Airbnb’s proliferation across Caribbean vacation destinations has led the region’s primary tourism group, the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), to forge an agreement with the home-stay provider to jointly More...

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By Edition On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Airbnb and Curaçao sign tourism agreement

WILLEMSTAD – Today, Curaçao’s Minister of Economic Development, Eugene Rhuggenaath and the Minister of Finance, Kenneth Gijsbertha, on behalf of the government, signed an important agreement with Airbnb that More...

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By Edition On Friday, January 6th, 2017
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The big reason why Airbnb terrifies the hotel industry

Airbnb may face significant legal headwinds in some cities over its repurposing of apartments as short-term rooms-for-hire, standing accused of hurting local economies and contributing to rising housing unaffordability. More...