Airbnb is good, actually

Make tourists pay taxes, but don't try to stop them from coming

Over 25 paragraphs into a long New York Times story on Barcelona’s efforts to severely curtail Airbnb rentals (efforts the article describes as “one of the few effective tools that [Barcelona] can deploy to rein in excessive tourism and address the city’s housing problems”), we finally hear from Airbnb’s competition, the hotel industry:

Manel Casals, the…

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