Local February 7, 2023 | 5:00 pm

High expectations in hoteliers by agreement to regularize Airbnb

The Dominican hotel sector is waiting to learn more details about the regulation strategy, without taxes, that the government will apply to the digital real estate rental platform Airbnb. The president of the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (Asonahores), David Llibre, shared the expectation of the sector, highlighting the importance of the platform complying with some regulations for its activities. “We are highly interested in knowing more details since it is part of the pillars that we are working on for this year: the issue of digital platforms,” he specified.

Llibre stressed that the sector values accommodation alternatives for tourism in the country while specifying that, with compliance with the regulations, the growth of the sector is encouraged. Through an email, Airbnb informed its subscribers that they will be updating the terms of services, including payment and privacy policy. In the text, which they send regularly when they make updates, it is explained: “We make these changes to keep up with the constant evolution of our company and the development of new functions, to provide useful information about how we treat personal data and to abide by the upcoming laws and regulations.

In the message, it is not specified if the changes respond to the rules or regulations of the country, but they recommend that users read the policies or delete their accounts. The terms will come into effect on March 30, 2023. “After that day, you will have to accept them in order to make or manage reservations. When you use the Airbnb platform after that date, the update will be applied ”, they indicate.


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February 7, 2023 5:40 pm

Hoteliers do not like competition from the private sector.

February 8, 2023 10:54 pm
Reply to  Adrian

Hoteliers do not like any competition – airbnb, restaurants, excursions, photographers. Only hoteliers are important and they bribe the goverment to get what thwy want. It was perfectly shown during the covid – no curfew and no prohibition in hotels oposite to the rest of the country

February 8, 2023 5:12 pm

it will affect greatly canadian ? tomato “tourists”…