airbnb http://kalw.org en Airbnb to start paying hotel taxes in two west coast cities http://kalw.org/post/airbnb-start-paying-hotel-taxes-two-west-coast-cities <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 23:06:24 +0000 Charlotte Silver 41907 at http://kalw.org Airbnb to start paying hotel taxes in two west coast cities The New Gold Rush: How tourist rentals are affecting San Francisco’s housing market http://kalw.org/post/new-gold-rush-how-tourist-rentals-are-affecting-san-francisco-s-housing-market <p></p><p>The sharing economy in San Francisco is humming. Companies like Airbnb have figured out how to make a lot of money by using existing housing stock to meet consumer demand, which in Airbnb’s case is coming from tourists. Fast Company magazine declared AirBnB will soon become “the world’s largest hotel chain –&nbsp;without owning a single hotel.”</p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:45:00 +0000 Ben Trefny & Charlotte Silver 41384 at http://kalw.org The New Gold Rush: How tourist rentals are affecting San Francisco’s housing market Traveling off the Beaten Track http://kalw.org/post/traveling-beaten-track <p>Bay Area companies and organizations are using the web and social media to redefine what it means to be a tourist and help people create authentic travel experiences that build cultural understanding.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 20:25:54 +0000 City Visions 10261 at http://kalw.org Traveling off the Beaten Track Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Monday, April 9, 2012 http://kalw.org/post/connecting-dots-top-news-stories-monday-april-9-2012 <p>Despite the growth of prescription painkiller abuse, only 86 of 30,000 doctors and pharmacists in the Bay Area are enrolled in California&rsquo;s state prescription <a href="http://www.baycitizen.org/drugs/story/system-curb-abuse-prescription-goes/">drug monitoring</a> system. The system is optional, and drug prescribers say it is outdated, slow, and clunky. Prescription drug overdoses kill more than 11 people every day in California...</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 15:48:47 +0000 8830 at http://kalw.org Connecting the Dots: Top news stories for Monday, April 9, 2012