Hong Kong is tightening supervision over short-term home rentals offered through platforms such as Airbnb. Photo: DPAHong Kong is tightening supervision over short-term home rentals offered through platforms such as Airbnb. Photo: DPA
Hong Kong is tightening supervision over short-term home rentals offered through platforms such as Airbnb. Photo: DPA

Despite crackdown, Airbnb says it can help Hong Kong tourism bounce back faster when Covid-19 subsides, has no plans to exit city

  • Struggling amid travel shutdown, homeowners who use app also at risk of dramatically increased fines and jail terms when new law takes effect
  • But spokesman says Legco debate over service shows there is an increasing willingness to explore alternative forms of accommodation

Topic |   Tourism
Hong Kong is tightening supervision over short-term home rentals offered through platforms such as Airbnb. Photo: DPAHong Kong is tightening supervision over short-term home rentals offered through platforms such as Airbnb. Photo: DPA
Hong Kong is tightening supervision over short-term home rentals offered through platforms such as Airbnb. Photo: DPA
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