Raleigh is among 15 pilot cities where Airbnb is launching its new City Portal. Billed as a “first-of-its-kind solution,” the platform is built exclusively for governments and tourism organizations and includes tools and locally-specific data to better understand the short-term rental market.
“The way we live and travel continues to change, with people dispersing to more places,” said Brian Chesky, CEO, and co-founder of Airbnb. The Airbnb City Portal will make it easier for cities of all sizes to work with us and benefit from our community.”
Added said Raleigh Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin: “Raleigh takes pride in leading with data-informed decision making. We are very excited to have access to this database, which will provide insights that can inform Raleigh’s short-term rental policies. We look forward to using this information to expand the opportunities available to our residents. This pilot is one more example of Raleigh’s leadership and commitment to serving as a beta-testing city.”
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