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Vacation Soup at The World Summit

Alan and Francis will be there, if you’re coming, let’s meet up! Alan will be delivering this year’s much anticipated Keynote address on Cultivating your Brand and Organic Bookings. “VRWS started as a simple idea in 2013: connecting the global VR Community – Hosts, Property Managers & Industry Pros – through an independent conference to help attendees understand what’s coming, how ...Read More

Kelowna mayor: Short-term rentals affecting housing market

The mayor of Kelowna says short-term rentals are causing havoc on the local housing market.

Airbnb cancels Great Wall of China sleepover amid backlash

Airbnb has cancelled a contest offering a sleepover on the Great Wall of China, after local authorities said they never approved the promotion.

Airbnb demand doubles, but hotels are still more full in Toronto, Vancouver

Average hotel occupancy rates in Vancouver and Toronto were higher than Airbnb listings between 2015 and 2017.

Rogue Airbnb hosts that break strata rules to face fines of up to $1,000 per day

Currently, owners who break strata bylaws on short-term rentals can be fined up to $200 per week.

‘Airbnb of camping’ takes aim at crowded B.C. campgrounds

The site works just like other short-term rentals, allowing land owners to list campsites on their private property.

Peer-to-peer RV trailer rental site WheelEstate grows 1,900% in 1 year

Since launching WheelEstate last year, an Alberta couple has seen their RV rental site grow from 35 trailers to more than 700 trailers signed up.

Kingston is latest Ontario city to impose hotel tax on guests

Kingston is the latest Ontario city to launch a hotel room tax on visitors, starting August 1, to raise money for tourism promotion and marketing.

Montreal borough votes to restrict Airbnb style rentals in downtown core

The city says the bylaw is designed to prevent frictions between tourists and long-term residents.

City of Vancouver investigating more than 1,500 illegal short-term listings

A month after new rules came into effect on short-term rentals, the city says 400 listings have been converted to long-term rental units or delisted.

Vancouver Airbnb hosts earned more than $1.2M last weekend

This record was set due to the BMO Vancouver Marathon.

London city committee votes to investigate applying 4% hotel tax to AirBnB

AirBnb hosts in London wont need a license, but could soon be taxed.

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