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San Francisco lawsuit, NYC law highlight global risks for Airbnb

Airbnb, the online lodging service that investors now believe is worth US$30bil (RM125.53bil), faces a reckoning.

Riders’ parking woes an uphill battle Cycling encouraged but designated spots to chain their bikes insufficient

PENANG Island City Council (MBPP) is a well-oiled machine when it comes to enforcement.

Home-sharing options like Airbnb have hotels worried

As home-sharing holidays become more popular with travellers, hotels start to worry.

Home-shares annoy neighbours

BE nice. Buy fruits for your guests or colouring books for their kids and potentially make RM8,000 or more each month renting your apartment or house to short-stay tourists.

New York bill would ban Airbnb listings for some short-term rentals

New York State has passed legislation that would ban Airbnb users from listing some short-term rentals, a move that represents a new line of attack by legislators against the company in one of its most important markets.

Langkawi to charge tourist fee

LANGKAWI: Tourists must start paying a tourism promotion fee starting July 1 when they check into hotels here.

Too close for comfort for Penang folks

Island residents cry foul over ad hoc projects in their neighbourhood.

No room for illegal operators

A PENANG Island City Council (MBPP) demolition team tore down an unlicensed budget hotel with a ‘capsule’ concept in Jalan Tanjung Tokong.

Unlicensed hotel operators to pay the price for missing deadline

HOTELS or motels under the moratorium list for unlicensed hotels which have yet to obtain a temporary operating permit or apply for one, will have to pay triple the amount for their temporary permits for the new term from Nov 1 to next year on Oct 31.

Council closes in on two more illegal hotels

ANOTHER two unlicensed hotels in George Town had their signboards torn down, illegal structures demolished and items such as mattresses and television sets seized in a crackdown on illegal hotels by the Penang Island City Council (MBPP).