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$250M Airbnb fund to help hosts with COVID-19 cancellations

Online vacation-rental broker Airbnb is dedicating $250 million to cover some of the losses property owners incurred as a result of cancellations amid the global coronavirus crisis.

Refund money to visitors cancelling trips

I read your article 'Refunds uncertain for cancelled Cayman holidays' (Cayman Compass, 20 March 2020). As a host who uses both Airbnb and Vrbo,...

Alexander Hotel set to reopen next month

The Alexander Hotel on Cayman Brac will be reopening its doors to the public next month as self-catering accommodation. Nelson Dilbert, son of the property’s...

Pool shutoff device law impacting Airbnb hosts

Home-share operators across Grand Cayman are having to look at their pools and determine if a new regulation requiring emergency shutdown devices applies to them. The regulations apply to any pool that has public access.

Brac’s Alexander Hotel to reopen as Airbnb

Nelson Dilbert, the son of the hotel’s developer Cleveland Dilbert, hopes to advertise the self-catering rooms on Airbnb in time for Christmas.

Cayman homesharing market doubled in past year

Homesharing is expanding in Cayman.

EDITORIAL – Cayman homeowners smiling ‘ear to ear’ over ‘peer-to-peer’ rentals

Peer-to-peer housing rentals are an efficient way for our islands comfortably to accommodate increasing numbers of overnight visitors. In the short term, it’s certainly simpler and faster than building or expanding a traditional hotel – and involves significantly less in the way of capital investment.

Airbnb brings in 14,600 guests in 2018

Peer-to-peer rental service Airbnb is growing in popularity in the Cayman Islands. Last year, 340 local Airbnb hosts drew 14,600 guests to the islands. On average, visitors stayed for about six days, according to data released by Airbnb.

Letter – CITA: Tourist accommodations regulations necessary, positive

The Cayman Compass editorial on Friday, July 13, 2018, “Getting Government out of the Bedroom Business,” is a not a fair and thorough representation of the tourism accommodation licensing process or purpose nor is their “confiscatory” perspective on the 13% Room Accommodation Tax.

EDITORIAL – Getting government out of the ‘bedroom business’

If this government is, as it claims to be, “of and for the people,” it needs to re-examine what its regulatory policies are doing to the very people it purports to represent.

Cayman Airbnb properties generated $3.8M last year

Peer-to-peer rental services such as Airbnb are becoming increasingly popular throughout the world, and Cayman is no exception.
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Public invited to Airbnb meeting

The Department of Tourism and Airbnb will host the first of a series of public information sessions to let members of the public know how to set up Airbnb services.

Cayman makes deal with Airbnb

The Cayman Islands has become the latest destination to embrace Airbnb, the company which started as an informal couch surfing service and was once considered a threat to traditional tourism businesses and to government coffers.

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