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Diodati takes note of Airbnb booth at conference

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From the Niagara Falls Review:

One exhibitor booth in particular at last week’s Association of Municipalities of Ontario conference caught the attention of Mayor Jim Diodati.

“One of the booths this year that I’ve never seen before was an Airbnb booth. We (Diodati and the city’s chief administrative officer Ken Todd) spent a lot of time there. We grabbed a bunch of resources, and spoke with their national reps on their approach. That was eye-opening. It was so interesting. They want to participate, following all rules. They don’t want to have groups going off and causing trouble and ruckus in communities.”

It was timely, said Diodati, as the city is trying to come up with a better way to control vacation rental properties, which in some cases have caused issues in certain neighbourhoods.

Airbnb says home-sharing business is booming in Niagara Falls

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From the Buffalo News:

The private home-sharing economy is becoming a factor in the Niagara Falls tourism scene, though so far it’s made little dent in the hotel trade in the Cataract City.

Since 2014, the number of Niagara Falls-area residents hosting tourists in their homes has quadrupled, and the number of tourists choosing to stay in homes instead of hotels is six times greater than three years ago.

Airbnb, the leading home-sharing website, issued a report this week citing its success near Niagara Falls and other leading New York State parks.

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