The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
If it was not for air bnb I would not have been able to visit my daughter in NYC where she was going to school on a scholarship. We were able to find reasonable accommodations near her school so we could visit. We live in Utah where it was too far for her to come home over breaks when she had school. Because we were able to stay affordably we contributed to the Brooklyn economy by buying food and eating at local restaurants. We learned about the local culture and enjoyed living within the community and not as a tourist.We made many friends, who in turn have come to visit us in Utah.