06.03.15 – Airbnb Interview with Acting CEO TAA on Radio National

November 30, 2015

On the 6 March ABC Radio National on their Blueprint for Living segment interviewed Acting CEO TAA on the rise of Airbnb and the implications for the hotel sector.  Despite inviting Airbnb, they declined the invitation. Instead a compliant B & B in Albany was interviewed.

The interviewer sought to paint a picture of the accommodation sector being ‘scared’ of the rise of Airbnb with the headline ‘Can the traditional hotel industry survive in the wake of Airbnb?’

We clearly outlined that Airbnb was simply another distribution channel but that our concerns centred around the fact that they were attempting to legitimise illegal short term accommodation.

Please find below a full transcript of the interview: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/blueprintforliving/