The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00699

Submission Number:
00699
Commenter:
ivan alzuro
State:
Virginia
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I am a 3 year veteran of Airbnb. I love this for several reasons; The organization is professional and knowledgeable! There hasn't been a time they were not there for me or my wife - you can't say that about cable, phone carriers or your bank! Sharing a space on Airbnb helped pay the mortgage,renovations to our house that otherwise would not of happened. We are able to travel more b/c of the inexpensive cost of lodging. BC of Airbnb we can now travel all over the US where before it was shelved due to hotel costs! Airbnb's trust and safety and messaging tools have helped keep order and a sense of security that otherwise may make one feel uneasy... in actuality the folks that share a space are the same good people that stay at your nice hotels! Because of Airbnb... I can afford more upgrades to my home, travel a bit more, hey, make new friends I know Washington doesn't care about that but Americans do! Because of Airbnb I've traveled to many towns in the last year I thought I'd never visit... I like to feel I put my money back into America!