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Airbnb transactions to be monitored by tax collectors in Mexico

Airbnb offerings, such as this one in Mexico City, are winning over younger travelers who were potential hotel guests. Photo: Airbnb

Airbnb renters vandalize and loot Merida home

A pair of Airbnb guests ransacked a house in Merida after convincing the owner to let them in without identification. Photo:...

Millennials in Mexico are checking out of hotels, preferring Airbnb rentals

Airbnb offerings, such as this one in Mexico City, are winning over younger travelers who were potential hotel guests. Photo: Airbnb

Mexico moves away from an under-the-table economy

Mexican authorities are on the cusp of rolling out an automatic tax payment system that helps the crack down on evasion.

Airbnb guests in Yucatán will notice 3% lodging tax starting June...

Airbnb guests will be directly responsible for paying the 3 percent state Lodging Tax in Yucatán, the booking portal announced to its landlords.

Website targets clothing-optional destinations along Riviera Maya and beyond

There's Airbnb for conventional travelers. And now there's Naturist BnB for those who enjoy their vacations au naturel.

No more lost or copied keys: Digital locks protect your investment...

Digital locks are fantastic devices for rental properties because physical keys tend to get lost, and copies can easily be made. 

Quiet holiday season for consumer protection agency

Profeco has been busy monitoring holiday trade at the airport and markets, but some sectors in particular have been quiet.

Airbnb gives to tourism fund, but cuts into hotel occupancy rates

Taxes on Airbnb revenue are a start, but the state has stalled on regulations that would ensure home rentals are safe, says the head of the hotel association

Airbnb taxes are just the beginning, says hotel group leader

The head of a business group representing hotels urged swift passage of a law taxing Airbnb rentals, and suggested other businesses should also contribute to the state's tourism promotion fund.

Hotels expect to be booked solid at year’s end

Hotels are reporting a strong year, but will have 2,100 more rooms to fill in 2018.

Tax on Airbnb rentals likely to start on Jan. 1

Regulating the growth of online rental platforms while also appeasing irate hoteliers, the state plans to begin a 3 percent tax on homeowners using the technology beginning Jan. 1. 

Hotel leader claims Airbnb grabs 35% of all reservations

A whopping 35 percent of all tourist lodging happening through Airbnb, said the the leader of a hotel trade group.

Hotels mobilize against ‘unfair’ Airbnb competition

The Mexican Association of Hotels in Yucatan is increasing its ranks as members band together against Airbnb rentals.

Airbnb rental regulations being drafted by the ‘competition’

The hotel industry has begun talks with legislators to quickly establish proposed regulations targeting Airbnb and other online rentals.