Change is part of new rules aimed at more tightly regulating properties rented out on Airbnb and similar platforms.
New bylaw would restrict short-term rentals on Airbnb and other similar platforms to a host's primary residence.
Airbnb wants to add more hosts and properties, expand in markets like India, China and Latin America and attract new guests. First, it will need to recover.
Ottawa’s main tourism marketing agency says it’s taking a wait-and-see approach to what impact the worldwide outbreak of the new coronavirus could have on the industry’s bottom line in the capital
Airbnb is taking more steps to crack down on parties and nuisance guests as the City of Ottawa tightens regulations on homes listed locally on short-term rental platforms
City council endorsed new rules that will restrict short-term rentals on Airbnb and other similar platforms to primary residences in a bid to crack down on so-called 'ghost hotels'
The city took one step closer to tightening its regulation of short-term rentals on Friday following a marathon committee meeting at City Hall
“We’re pretty disappointed with what they’ve come to the table with,” said the co-founder of a 40-person company that specializes in managing Airbnb rental properties
Operators of Airbnb units and other short-term rental accommodations would be required to register with the city under the proposed rules.
Buoyed by platforms such as Airbnb Experiences, a new wave of local entrepreneurs is catering to tourists who want to stray from the beaten path and see a different side of the capital