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Hotel Boss Says Airbnb Should Be Regulated Like Traditional Hotel Companies

01/16/2014| 10:43:16 AM| 中文

Fast-growing internet companies such as Airbnb should be subject to the same regulations as traditional firms, the chief executive of InterContinental Hotels Group has said.

Richard Solomons claimed there is a “slight naivety” about online businesses and governments should treat internet firms – many of which are developing into global powerhouses – in “exactly the same way” as traditional companies.

Traditional hotel firms, which are often far bigger employers than internet ventures, are currently at a “disadvantage”, he said.

The hotels chief cited the accommodation website Airbnb, whose financial backers include the Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher, as one example where online firms were subject to different rules.

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