WASHINGTON—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) concluded a three-day Global Reformbnb General Assembly, which drew hospitality and policy leaders from around the globe.
The meeting convened in Washington and focused on best practices for promoting equal tax and regulatory treatment of hotels and short-term rentals, such as Airbnbs, and ensuring that online booking sites, or digital distributors, are fair to both consumers and hotels.
Global Reformbnb is an international group of hotel associations that works to ensure hotels compete on a level playing field against short-term rentals, which often operate without the same tax, regulatory, and safety standards that apply to hotels. The group also focuses on solutions related to online booking sites.
AHLA hosted this year’s General Assembly meeting, which was held at Washington’s Conrad Hotel. AHLA President and CEO Chip Rogers emceed the event.
“AHLA has proven track record of winning hard-fought advocacy battles to create a level playing field for hotels and short-term-rentals, and we’re constantly working to ensure online-booking websites are fair for guests and hoteliers. As the host of this year’s Global Reformbnb General Assembly meeting, we enjoyed sharing these experiences and learning from other global hospitality and policy leaders who face similar challenges,” said Rogers.