Airbnb hosts are worried about the drafting of a bill that is to create cumbersome regulations. The company fears this will discourage participation in offering this non-traditional lodging.
Many of the families that offer rentals on Airbnb are single mothers. They should not be taxed as if they were operating a 400 room hotel. It’s completely different and the Government should make regulations that are more fair.
The bill is about to begin its voting phase. If it is made the law, Airbnb and similar services might have to stop operating in the country. This would negatively affect the families that have come to rely on this source of income.
Airbnb hopes deputies can find a more sensitive solution in order that tourism can continue to benefit local communities in such a personal way. “Why not look for legislation on which we can all agree?” asked the regional manager of Airbnb.