It ’ s been ‘ onwards and upwards ’ with the association recently - the biggest news is probably the launch of the Scottish B & B Association ( SBBA ) by the minister last month ( see p16 ). There is more about the ‘ Guest Scotland ’ show at which this happened on p14 - and Scotland ’ s best B & B ( as awarded by the AA ) gives our readers the secrets of their success on p7 .
In October at the B & B Roadshow in Llandudno , the AA ’ s best B & B in Wales told the audience at the conference sessions how they had made their business so successful . They will be expanding on this in a future issue of B & B News .
Bristol B & B show 2017 - dates & new venue
The third Bristol B & B Show will be on 22nd & 23rd February 2017 , and you can register free by CLICKING HERE .
The show will be moving to a new venue : Severnside Hall Exhibition Centre ( Thornbury Leisure Centre , Alveston Hill , Thornbury , Bristol BS35 3JB ).
Severnside Hall Exhibition entre is located at Thornbury Leisure Centre and is 4 miles from Junction 16 of the M5 , 5 miles from Junction 20 of the M4 which is the M4 / M5 interchange .
Airbnb back down on the London ‘ 90 day ’ rule
Airbnb has done a U-turn and agreed to restrict the number of nights that hosts can rent out their homes in London and Amsterdam - bowing to pressure from regulators and others ( including the B & B Association ).
The decision marks the first time it has agreed to enforce annual rental limits . Previously , Airbnb had argued that it could not be responsible for policing property listings in 34,000 cities with vastly different regulations .
Starting next year , the online service will automatically prevent hosts in London from letting their homes for more than 90 nights a year , unless they have the required “ changeof use ” planning permission from their local authority . Until now , Airbnb has not enforced the limit , relying on its London hosts to abide by the rules .
Similarly , in Amsterdam , Airbnb will enforce the city ’ s 60-night limit on short-term rentals and will also start collecting any neighbours ’ complaints about nearby Airbnb units .
In London , one of the most expensive cities in the world , the rapid rise in Airbnb ’ s popularity has led to concerns that homes were being diverted from the residential market and instead marketed as short-term lets for tourists .