The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00808

Submission Number:
00808
Commenter:
Marilyn Tyler
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I would like you to know how Airbnb has affected my life. As a senior single woman it gives me the opportunity to meet wonderful people throughout the year. At the moment I have a guest training at the Olympic Training Center here in Chula Vist near San Diego in hopes of making our Olympic track team in 2016! My life has been truly enriched by all the people who have stayed in my home. I purchased solar panels and am able to pay them off more quickly thanks to my Airbnb income. The following is from the company but I agree with every single point! Letting them know if sharing a space on Airbnb helped pay the mortgage, rent, medical bills, or just make ends meet. Explaining Airbnb's trust and safety and messaging tools that help hosts get to know the people they choose to share their space with. Making sure they know why Airbnb is an important option for middle class families in America to earn extra money. Reminding them that the guests who stay in Airbnb listings generate sustainable, local economic activity that supports the small businesses in communities across the country. Sincerely, Marilyn Tyler