The European Union’s highest court has made a case brought on by resorts arguing Airbnb should be subject to strict rules governing property agents.
The case was filed by a French court after a major association of resorts registered a complaint. The hotel industry in France, such as accuses unfair competition’s online system.
Hotel owners want Airbnb to follow real estate agent bookkeeping, insurance and other rules. However, Airbnb denies acting as a real estate agent.
The Court of Justice issued an non-binding opinion Tuesday, stating a member state can’t limit the motion of an information society service.