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They are also located near the highway providing

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in single or multiple rooms. They are also located near the highway providing quicker access. Bed and breakfasts, are much smaller and where owner operators offered a couple of rooms within their own home. It is an environment of a cozy home-like ambience. Its contrasted with the hotel or motel, a bed and breakfast offered a more personalized yet quieter atmosphere. While both of these differing in size and target consumer, all hotels and bed and breakfasts were subject to city, state, and federal regulations. These regulations covered areas like physical property and food safety, access for persons with disabilities, and ever alcohol distribution. Owners and operators were subject paying fees for different licenses to operate. Addition to regulations, the need to construct physical locations prevented hotels and motels from expanding quickly especially in new international markets. By 2018, Airbnb had seen immense growth and success in its 10-year existence. The room-sharing company had expanded to over 190 countries with more than 4 million listed properties. Airbnb revolutionized the tourism industry through its business model that allowed hosts to offer spare rooms or entire homes to potential guests, in a peer reviewed digital marketplace. Hotels, motels, bed and breakfast, and city officials cried foul because Airbnb wasn’t subject to the same regulations and taxation. Airbnb did have some legal issues because some guests didn’t want to leave and host needing to evict them.

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