Airbnb wants to show it can help cities solve a problem it’s been accused of exacerbating: overtourism. The company held conference calls with reporters Tuesday to announce its new “office of healthy tourism,” which will provide data and marketing assistance to cities that want to steer tourists to one place or another. Cities like Amsterdam and Barcelona, which have strict caps on Airbnb stays,...
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