Airbnb to hold ‘secret’ briefing for NSW state MPs

Sydney’s inner-city harbour and beachside apartment blocks are the jewels in the holiday-letting crown. Photo: Anna Kucera

Sydney’s inner-city harbour and beachside apartment blocks are the jewels in the holiday-letting crown. Photo: Anna Kucera

Airbnb is ramping up its efforts to gain access to Sydney’s apartment blocks by holding a private briefing for NSW state MPs ahead of new legislation on the short-term holiday letting industry.

MPs have been invited to a special event at Parliament House on Thursday where Airbnb employees and selected super-hosts will “advise them on home sharing and the visitor economy in NSW” as well as present them with details on the positive impacts of Airbnb in their electorates.