Stated reason: To protect you from unscrupulous hoteliers. Reason: To protect incumbent hoteliers and tax pathways from hapless travelers and those reimbursing them. See also Instapundit » Blog Archive » YEAH, IS THAT A BAD REFLECTION ON AIRBNB, OR ON THE LAW? 72 Percent of Airbnb’s NY Rentals Are Il…

Instapundit » Blog Archive » YEAH, IS THAT A BAD REFLECTION ON AIRBNB, OR ON THE LAW? 72 Percent of Airbnb’s NY Rentals Are Il….