The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00825

Submission Number:
00825
Commenter:
Gladys Stith
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
As a traveler, I have been staying with families in South America and Europe for over 15 years during my travels. I could not have afforded hotels. It was those experiences that made me interested in joining AirBnB Home sharing program for travelers.As a senior citizen, my involvement with AirBnB has afforded me the income above my fixed income level to purchase Rx and other health care products and services that my insurance does not cover. A side benefit is meeting people from all over the world, providing them a positive experience with an American, as well as learning much about their different cultures. It's much like an in home classroom for both of us.