Dalata’s McCann wants regulation of Airbnb and no budget Vat increase

Hotel chief says he is concerned about the effect of ‘commercial’ Airbnb on the property market

10th September, 2017
Pat McCann, chief executive, Dalata: ‘The problem for us is getting a return’ Picture: Maxwells

Dalata, the country’s largest hotel group, is calling for further taxation and regulation to be imposed on Airbnb and for the reduced Vat rate for the hospitality industry to be maintained in the budget on October 10.

In an interview with this newspaper, Dalata chief executive Pat McCann said that while the effects of Airbnb weren’t being felt by his hotels in Ireland, the impact of the growth of accommodation booking company was having...

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