airbnb Removes Listings from “Professional Vacation Rental Hosts” in Los Angeles

Airbnb cuts ties with vacation-rental firms in Los Angeles

From Los Angeles Times, April 3, 2015

Amid mounting pressure from housing advocates and community groups, Airbnb is cutting ties with some of its biggest money-makers.

Two of the home-sharing giant’s largest Los Angeles-area hosts — vacation-rental firms with dozens of apartments apiece — said Friday that Airbnb had dropped them from its site this week, canceling upcoming bookings and scrubbing their listings. A number of other large hosts in the region have also disappeared from the site.