The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01331

Submission Number:
01331
Commenter:
Alexandra Black
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
My husband and I have benefited tremendously from being able to use Airbnb. We love to travel, but after moving to San Diego our budget was tight. The extra income from the shared economy has given us the freedom to explore more of this great nation. Just some of the places we have visited have included: the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Palm Springs, Glacier National Park, Denver, Santa Barbra, Big Bear and more. In addition to traveling, we have been able to start an additional savings fund. So many American families struggle with something as simple as emergency or retirement funds, we feel blessed for our ability to do so. We have also become part of a bigger community. As hosts, we wanted to discover new and exciting places to share with our guests. As guests, our hosts shared their knowledge and passions for new places. Airbnb has allowed us to explore, travel, become part of a community and strengthened our economic stance. For that, we will always be grateful.