Hosts with multiple entire-home units key driver of home sharing growth: study

The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) has released a new study which demonstrates that commercial operators are growing exponentially, far outpacing actual home sharing activity. Alarmingly, only 17 per cent of Airbnb’s total revenue in Canada is generated by true home sharing where the … Continue reading

Ontario municipalities may begin to charge visitors a hotel tax

Ontario’s Budget 2017 includes a measure that proposes allowing certain municipalities the authority to levy their own taxes. According to the City of Toronto Act, 2006 (COTA), the City is given broad, permissive authority to levy its own taxes, but … Continue reading

Many business travellers staying at home-sharing properties unsupported by travel policy

Home-sharing properties are allowed in one out of every six travel polices (17 per cent), according to a new study released by the GBTA Foundation, the research and education arm of the Global Business Travel Association. However, more than double … Continue reading

Ride-sharing services now allowed by half of corporate travel policies across the globe

GBTA Foundation and American Express release latest GBTA Business Traveller Sentiment Index Global Report – January 2017 Ride-sharing services are now allowed by one-half (50 per cent) of all corporate travel policies, a jump from 44 per cent in June 2016, … Continue reading