The hotel industry is holding nothing back in its war against Airbnb.
The Hotel Association of New York City has released an advertisement that ties Airbnb to terrorism, using the recent Manchester bombing to associate the rental business with ways for terrorists to find housing.
Airbnb did not harbor any of the suspects around the bombing, though the company had initially been connected to an apartment that had been raided by police. That apartment turned out not to be an Airbnb, but rather a private room booked through another company.
Still, the ad uses the Manchester bombing to point the finger at Airbnb’s refusal to hand over addresses of listings to law enforcement. Read more…