Taiwan finds 1,215 illegal hotels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Investigations by local authorities during the first half of 2019 turned up a total of 1,215 illegal hotels, some of them in the most popular travel destinations, the Tour...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ May 21 The Los Angeles Times on U.S.-Iran relations: Appreh...

Online reservation site Agoda to remove illegal Taipei hotels

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Taipei City Government and online reservation group Agoda have reached an agreement to remove illegal or unregistered hotels in the Taiwanese capital from the website,...

Taipei, Chiayi County and Kaohsiung rated best in hotel management evaluation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—Taipei City, Chiayi County and Kaohsiung City topped the 2017 evaluation of hotel management among local governments conducted by Taiwan’s Tourism Bureau, according to...

College towns feel pinch from rental sites like Airbnb

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Time was when renting an apartment in one of this college town's funky triple-deckers or two-family homes wouldn't cost an arm and a leg. Now, renting in Camb...

Taiwan's OhBear helps kick off nation’s first travel safety awareness week

Taipei (Taiwan News)—Taiwan's tourism ambassador, OhBear, teamed up with Tourism Bureau chief Joe Chou (周永暉), to launch the nation's travel safety awareness week that will run from March...

Airbnb agrees to limit private rentals in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Airbnb has agreed to limit private home rentals in Amsterdam. The Dutch capital and the online rental service said Thursday that they will work together to ensure th...

Klein, Savino

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, State Senators Jeff Klein, center, and Diane Savino, left, are joined by local residents during a news conference to announce a legislative housing code prop...

Small-time Airbnb hosts say NY law unfairly targets them

NEW YORK (AP) — A newly signed New York law that carries fines of up to $7,500 for certain short-term rental listings is causing headaches for many Airbnb hosts. People who occasiona...