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21. Posted by hayleypotts (Budding Member 11 posts) 28w

It does very much so, thank you! :)

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23. Posted by berner256 (Travel Guru 528 posts) 27w

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24. Posted by hayleypotts (Budding Member 11 posts) 27w

Perfect thank you very much for all your help! I really appreciate it :)

25. Posted by OldPro (Respected Member 286 posts) 27w

A word on the morality of Airbnb. I personally am 100% opposed to their business model as it currently exists. The reason I am opposed is that they take NO account of whether they are welcome or not.

You can find many articles explaining how they work and how it is impacting people negatively, locally. Here is one article that explains some of the issues. http://www.laweekly.com/news/airbnb-is-infuriating-the-neighbors-is-it-time-for-new-rules-5343663

Airbnb hides behind 2 legal points. They say they are 'only a listing website', they do not rent anything to anyone, the owner of the property does. Therefore Airbnb are not responsible for anything. They also say they tell their potential listers to comply with the local laws and therefore Airbnb has done what it needs to do. It is not their responsibility to make sure their listers actually do comply with local laws. What they don't say is that they KNOWINGLY allow listings to continue that they know are illegal listings.

When a company KNOWINGLY allows illegal activity to take place and hide behind a legal point that keeps them from being LEGALLY responsible, I believe I then know what kind of people they are. Companies are after all made up of PEOPLE and it is those PEOPLE you are choosing to do business with. I don't do business with people who knowingly allow illegal activities to go on in their business.

When someone who does not know what they are doing, uses their service, there is an excuse. When someone is made aware that something illegal is going on and then continues to use that business because it is convenient for them PERSONALLY, then I know what that person is like too.

In the end it all comes down to money. The same old story. If Airbnb removed all the illegal listings on their site, their profits would fall drastically. If the 'customers' who rent through Airbnb stopped renting from them because they objected to it morally, those 'customers' would then probably end up paying more to rent a hotel room. So Airbnb ignore the illegal listings and the 'customers' ignore the morality. All about money.

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