This is quite a sobering read.
I must say when Airbnb first came out I thought it was a slightly sceptical as to whether it would take off.
Part of the reason for that are the horror stories in this article below.
Some 5.6m visits turned into "problem stays". Apparently Airbnb admit that these stays total 3% to 7%.
Let's assume they are downplaying these figures - not an unreasonable assumption.
Let's say the upper figure is nearer 10%. That means you have a 1 in 10 chance of a horror stay. These are not good figures.
Maybe this is one area where traditional hotels can fight back.
Airbnb has been accused of failing to close “multiple dangerous loopholes” leaving holidaymakers vulnerable to scams and placing them in potentially dangerous situations. Up to 5.6 million visits turned into "problem stays" last year, according to new analysis, which also found the most common issue was hosts cancelling at the last minute.