Airbnb in Paris to start collecting city tourist tax

In an effort to appease hotels and residents in Paris, Airbnb has agreed to start collecting city taxes from its customers.

Paris and the Eiffel Tower.

Paris and the Eiffel Tower. Image by Marcus / CC BY-SA 2.0

The French capital is the biggest market in the world for Airbnb and its success has angered hotels as it’s affecting their business. Some residents are also up in arms complaining about noisy and insensitive tourists. The company will start charging around an extra 0.83 euro centimes per person per night in an attempt to show that the company is a good corporate citizen. Read more: independent.co.uk

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