Insider – New York City is enforcing a ‘de facto ban’ on Airbnb. Will travelers be better off without it?
Airbnb isn’t fun anymore and new rules only make it worse… New York City’s new requirement that a host is on-site will likely deter potential Airbnb customers, according to Makarand Mody, BU SHA associate professor of hospitality marketing.
“Nobody wants a host in there,” professor Mody told Insider. “I think over time, as more entire homes got listed on the platform, I think the consumer looks for a complete unit to themselves. Very few are looking for sharing, and I think having a host present is almost uncomfortable now, even though that’s how Airbnb started.”