Airbnb is hitting back after the hotel industry touted its lobbying efforts against the online room-sharing service. The company's head of policy, Christopher Lehane, accused hoteliers of price-gouging customers and called their fight against Airbnb a “campaign to punish the middle-class” in a letter Wednesday.
AAHOA this year at its annual conference isn’t being shy about its record-breaking achievements over the past year. With more than 6,500 attendees and vendors on hand at AAHOA’s annual convention, the hotel owners association—celebrating its 28th year—is larger than it’s ever been—reaching more than 16,650 members in 2016. The group’s lifetime memberships increased more than 27 per cent during the same time period.
Hilton appoints Greg Hartmann Senior Vice President – Luxury, Lifestyle, Resort and Corporate Development
Hilton has named Greg Hartmann as Senior Vice President – Luxury, Lifestyle, Resort and Corporate Development. He previously led the Strategic Advisory and Asset Management Services Practice as Managing Director for the Hotels and Hospitality Group in North America for Jones Lang LaSalle for the past six years.
The American Hotel and Lodging Association has released a new report that examines the rise of commercial activity taking place on Airbnb nationwide, and the study reveals that Airbnb’s business is moving even further away from true home sharing.