Category: Housing

Study finds Airbnb taking five percent of hotel market; multi-unit hosts taking half of revenue

A recent study of Airbnb’s impact on the hotel industry in Canada has concluded that the online booking service is taking 5.1 percent of Metro Vancouver’s hotel revenue and meeting about 5.3 percent of overall demand. “Our industry… Read More

City invites public input on Airbnb rules as number of city online listings breaks 5,000

Vancouver residents are being invited to weigh in on how the city should regulate short-term online rentals like Airbnb when a new online survey begins July 20 at vancouver.ca/short-term-rentals. This is one issue where foreign ownership should not be factor… Read More

City action on Airbnb, other online booking platforms, to come to council in September

Vancouver city staff will be coming to council in September with proposed actions to regulate online booking platforms like Airbnb, according to a memorandum to council released today. The report to council will trigger a comprehensive consultation before… Read More

It’s time for the province to ensure online booking platforms like Airbnb collect required taxes

With municipalities from Tofino to Nelson and Whistler struggling to limit the negative impacts of online booking services like Airbnb on affordable and local worker housing stock, it’s time for the provincial government to close a tax loophole… Read More