"We will redouble our efforts to combat unauthorized parties and to get rid of abusive guests and landlords who do not follow the rules", assures Chesky on Twitter, explaining that controls will be strengthened over who puts his home on the Airbnb platform and on whoever accesses the portal to rent. "Anyone who violates the new rules will be removed from the platform," promises the CEO.
The latest official data on the platform's activities dates back to June 2012 when Airbnb, which has its headquarters in San Francisco, had lodgings in over 26,000 cities in 192 countries, reaching around 10 million nights booked worldwide. The announcements include accommodations such as private rooms, entire apartments, castles and villas, but also boats, mountain huts, tree houses, igloos, private islands and any other type of accommodation. In recent times Airbnb has become the headlines above all for tax reasons, with many cities, like New York, claiming a different system of taxation of rented houses on its platform. In February 2018, Brian Chesky stated that the company is considering launching an airline. And in February 2018, the company announced Airbnb Plus, a collection of homes that have been checked for quality of services, comfort and design, and Beyond by Airbnb, which offers luxury vacation rentals. In March 2019 the company acquired HotelTonight, a website for booking last-minute hotel rooms for over $ 400 million.