A system in which hosts and guests rate each other has a chilling effect on travelers, and gives enormous power to homeowners.
My search for an affordable Paris rental led me to a part of the city not frequented by tourists. Then I fell in love with the neighborhood.
When vetting people who want to rent your home, make sure to ask the right questions and pay attention to all the signals.
The recent announcement that Paris regulators plan to shut down 43,000 Airbnb listings by June will leave many travelers scrambling for alternatives. An experienced traveler offers tips to help you find them.
Some travelers who’ve been burned on sharing economy websites no longer want to deal directly with homeowners. Instead they are using these platforms to find local property managers. The hope is that they will impose quality control.
The sharing economy has created a new breed of amateur hoteliers. And when the accommodations don’t measure up, that can wreck a vacation. These steps can help you take recourse.