SFTravel and Airbnb Alliance

SF bus times

San Francisco Business Times reports on Airbnb formalizing a tourism partnership with SFTravel – the San Francisco Travel Association. Airbnb aims to enhance its users’ ability to “experience San Francisco like a local”, directing visitors to more conventionally residential neighborhoods and arming local merchants in those neighborhoods with “tourism tool kits”.

The Business Times contrasts Airbnb’s normalized relationship with the tourism trade association with the uncertainty of hosting platform regulations this November, noting a recent Re/code article reporting Airbnb’s estimate that San Francisco will lose $58 million in tax revenue over the next decade if the ballot measure is successful in slightly reducing the number of allowable hosted days per year.