Airbnb A Risky Business That Impacts Tourism Industry: HNL

“Airbnb is a business where it’s unlicensed, they don’t collect taxes, they don’t pay taxes, they don’t support the economy,” Avery told The St. John’s Morning Show Monday. “There is a significant risk to our tourism industry if we continue to let this business grow,” he said. A plan in Quebec to crack down on Airbnb renters by passing a bill to impose fines is the right way to go, according to Avery. Nova Scotia is also getting ready to rewrite the rules that govern the way accommodations are rented out.