The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00559

Submission Number:
00559
Commenter:
Laura King
State:
Colorado
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Being an airbnb host has been great for our family. It allows us to meet other travelers and to bring people into our small town of Nederland, Colorado just 18 miles west of Boulder. This town thrives on tourism but has only one hotel. The people that come in through vacation rentals (VRBO and Airbnb) bring more business to all of the stores and restaurants in town and also provides a significant income to the hosts themselves which brings even more disposable income into the area. This is a win/ win for all involved.