Airbnb targets vacation firms in LA


LOS ANGELES TIMES: Vacation-rental firms say they have been cut off by Airbnb in Los Angeles.

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LOS ANGELES TIMES: Vacation-rental firms say they have been cut off by Airbnb in Los Angeles.

The San Francisco-based company had little to say about the moves, issuing a brief statement that said its “mission is to connect hosts with guests and provide a quality, local and authentic experience. We routinely review our platform for market quality and adherence to this mission.” A spokesman said he couldn’t comment on specific hosts. There is no sign of similar moves in other big Airbnb markets, such as San Francisco and New York.

But the presidents of Globe Homes and Condos in Venice and AE Hospitality in downtown L.A. both said they received phone calls from Airbnb on Tuesday, telling them that their listings would be removed from the site and bookings after April 15 would be canceled.

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