Airbnb Organizes NY Hosts in Lobbying Effort to Fight Bill
Airbnb is trying to counter the lobbying force of its opponents in the hotel and real estate industries by organizing its 46,000 New York users. Airbnb is pushing back against the Share Better coalition, which includes many city and state politicians, housing groups, and the New York Hotel Trades Council union, and has repeatedly accused Airbnb of reducing the city’s supply of housing. Share Better was among the groups that supported a state bill that levies fines up to $7,500 on New York hosts who advertise illegal listings. The bill has yet to be signed by Gov.