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Airbnb should stay within hotel industry rules

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Johannesburg - The hotel industry is going to insist that Airbnb gets the same treatment as hotels, guesthouses and other tourist accommodation in the rest of the country.

Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, CEO of the Federated Hospitality Association of Southern Africa, the body that represents the hotel industry, said people who rented out their homes through this online accommodation website should also pay tax, apply for liquor licences and be visited by health inspectors, and tour guides must be registered.

Airbnb is a website through which homeowners can advertise and rent out their private homes to people who want to stay in them for short periods of time. It began in the US in 2008 and grew fast, spreading around
the world.

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