Airbnb is finally answering the call from cities, including Seattle, that want an easier way to interact with the hospitality company and find support and data related to listings. The company has launched City Portal as a resource for governments and tourism organizations, it said Wednesday.

The solution is intended to help cities gain more information about listings and connect with Airbnb support in the event that hosts are not complying with local laws. Tourism partners can also gain more insight into where guests are coming from.

In addition to Seattle, City Portal is launching with pilot cities including San Francisco, New Orleans, Vancouver, B.C., and Buffalo, N.Y., and tourism organization partners such as Visit Tampa Bay, the City of Krakow, and Visit Scotland.

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Source: https://www.geekwire.com/2020/airbnb-launches-city-portal-seattle-beyond-help-cities-gain-insight-listings-enforce-laws/

News – Airbnb launches ‘City Portal’ in Seattle and beyond to help cities gain insight into listings, enforce laws