The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00819

Submission Number:
00819
Commenter:
Vincent Alvarez
State:
Wyoming
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
This is a comment about Airbnb. Airbnb is an important option for middle class families in America to earn extra money, and to find increased interest when they travel. I have been both a consumer and provider of Airbnb, and have found it an attractive alternative to a hotel. In my community, guests who stay in Airbnb listings generate sustainable, local economic activity that supports the small businesses in communities across the country. Airbnb's trust and safety and messaging tools help hosts get to know the people they choose to share their space with. Everyone is different, and everyone is interesting.