Airbnb pushes for new rental laws and rules in South Africa

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Online rental company Airbnb has written to government policymakers to set out its support for a short-term rental registration system in South Africa.
Online home rental company Airbnb has written to government policymakers to set out its support for a short-term rental registration system in South Africa.

Progressive rules will help rebuild South Africa following the pandemic and promote an inclusive and sustainable future for tourism, the company said.

"The support for a registration system, and a clear, legal and industry-wide definition of short-term rentals, formed part of a five-point plan to re-boost tourism in the wake of the pandemic.

"With a clear definition of short-term rentals, and the role they play in South Africa's tourism industry in place, Airbnb is committed to supporting a simple, online national registration system, giving governments data to enforce proportionate regulation, offering transparency to communities, and empowering local tourism entrepreneurs to grow their businesses."

The group said that the policy focus on five key points:

Breaking down barriers to becoming a tourism entrepreneur

Growing tourism outside of…
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