airbnb Faces Business Challenges

Airbnb Business, Challenges Keep Growing

From, February 27, 2015

If Airbnb executives were to fail in the nascent shared-hospitality industry, they might have enough hard-won experience in government relations and trust-building to start a chain of neighborhood nuclear power plants.

Many of the 34,000 municipalities, in 190 nations, with Airbnb hosts are debating how to accommodate the lodging-sharing field, if they should allow it all. Worries range from the safety of residents and guests to the stability of neighborhoods and access for disabled people.