Tourism July 14, 2022 | 6:55 am

Dominican Republic Airbnb regulations start in Aug.

Santo Domingo..- Starting in August of this year, the Government will begin to regulate the technological platforms that facilitate the offer of real estate for short-rent accommodation to tourists and individuals in the country, such as the Airbnb model that accounts for 95% of such negotiations.

The Minister of Tourism, David Collado, said that by that date the first measures will be evaluated to regulate all types of negotiations involving the rental of houses, apartments, cabins and all types of space for recreation or seasonal vacation accommodation.

“The General Directorate of Internal Taxes (DGII) already has a draft on the mechanism that the Government will use to regulate and tax the operations of the rental model with digital mechanisms” and, in fact, “it has already made a public hearing,” Collado said.

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July 14, 2022 9:40 am

NO doubt the strong arm of the hotel industry is behind this move. Hope it does not go the same way as Uber, which has become a headache for booking trips to the airport. Locals have cornered that scheme and will show up demanding that they be paid in cash instead of on the uber platform.

July 15, 2022 1:35 pm
Reply to  Brien

Everytime I go to the airport they ask for cash. I hate that. It don’t happen all the time but it is becoming a norm.

Rodney North
July 19, 2022 4:52 pm
Reply to  Brien

There’s nothing wrong with them wanting to be paid in cash these people are poor and do not have a bank account like you do if you don’t like paying Uber cash take a taxi and pay them cash

July 20, 2022 11:19 am
Reply to  Rodney North

Not true – they are on the Uber platform, they have to have a bank account in order to become an uber driver. they are trying to circumvent the system.

July 14, 2022 7:42 pm

Not gonna happen. I’ll stop Airbnb before I pay a cent. The STICKING the nose where it don’t belong, ruining a good thing for everyone. The demand for an app that doesn’t comply is in order.

July 15, 2022 9:33 am
Reply to  Sukno

Hope this doesn’t damage a good business for single people…

July 15, 2022 1:31 pm

Columbia and Cuba looking a lot better these days.

Sobeida valdera
July 15, 2022 1:35 pm

Por ke no regulan los exsajerados pagos de los funcionarios y las botellas k siguen teniendo lugar en el país desafortunadamente ?‍♀️

July 16, 2022 12:46 am

Estos son las grandes cadenas hoteleras que estan detras de eso. La facturas al final las pagaran los consumidores. Ahi tienen otro cambio con el PRM.

Mitali Nath
July 16, 2022 1:17 am

Can any non citizen do this work

July 23, 2022 7:52 pm

all you need to do is drive around and look for place for rent. You can rent a nice home for under 10,000 DOP /month