The thing which grips the hotel sector the most about Airbnb is the lack of information about what it is. And where it is. You can see how a hotelier would become paranoid walking down the street; is that group of friends having dinner really from out of town? Should they have stayed in my hotel? Am I losing six heads in beds? Or are they just breaking lockdown?
And, as with many things we don’t understand, there has been a certain amount of animosity towards the platform, which has now