‘Illegal’ Airbnb operators to be fined under new legislation airbnb

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Date: 2016/12/30

Amendments to the Act for the Development of Tourism to prevent unlicensed hotel and Airbnb

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operators from advertising their services passed a third reading at the Legislative Yuan on Dec. 23. Under the new provisions, commonly known as the “Airbnb Provision,” unlicensed operators found to be illegally advertising their services on the Airbnb website will be fined between NT$30,000 (about US$930) to NT$300,000 (about US$9,300), United Daily News reports.

The provision also allows the relevant authorities to be accompanied by police when investigating suspected unlicensed operators, and those who report unlicensed hotel operators to the authorities are entitled to a reward, the Taiwanese Apple Daily reports.

Read more: Airbnb Faces an Uncertain Future in Taiwan  

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