American Hotel and Lodging Association campaigns against Airbnb

The American Hotel and Lodging Association has engaged in a campaign to limit Airbnb’s expansion, reports the The New York Times. The campaign involves lobbying government officials and financing studies that show that Airbnb hosts are effectively running hotels out of residential buildings despite not being subject to the same regulatory standards as the hotel industry. Airbnb became a US Federal Trade Commission target last summer after three senators asked for an investigation into how companies like Airbnb affect soaring housing costs.