|Apartment in Granada, Spain|
The explosion of new spaces for overnight stays has given travelers many more options. While the large hotel industry is not yet worried, local municipalities are starting to rethink how their hotel/motel tax is collected. They should. Over 30 million people have used Airbnb since it started six years ago. VRBO and Homeaway have been stealing customers from hotels for even longer, causing a dip in tax revenues.