The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01093

Submission Number:
01093
Commenter:
Ken Goodwin
State:
Massachusetts
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Since being an air bnb host since September 2012 We have immediately been successful now with hundreds of guests staying with us, we can prove time and time again that people from every corner of the globe have spent they money supporting local businesses and stimulating our very local economy that would never have happened if it wasn't for air bnb,Our town of Winthrop MA simply does not have a infrastructure to warrant people to visit on a very consistent level, Our own person benefit has been the ability to pay down our mortgage and spend even more money with home improvements and proving extra touches to guests that have been staying with, our home is in a safe very convenient area near the airport and has been a great alternative to either sold out hotels in the area of very very expensive ones that many can't afford, it does seem there is plenty of room for business to go around with hotels being sold out or full, and air bnb hosts being able to to host world travelers as a well . Our home is equipped with fire detectors, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide sectors as well and has not cause any disruption to our neighborhood on the contrary, countless small business have had added business from us and our hundreds go guests, We recently had a bakery and cafe just open around our corner overlooking Boston harbor, we now provide our guests a meal voucher for breakfast for there first night with us, at our own expense that we provide to our local cafe eatery, We opened an account with this cafe to support our ever increasing guests and their desire to explore Winthrop by the sea Massachusetts, since we do not offer food but rather a comfortable and enjoyable stay and a great air bnb experience, We strive to ensure our guests have a great air bnb experience and our super host status speaks for its self