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Airbnb Wants a Truce With Barcelona

  • Home-rental platform wants to set framework for its business
  • Barcelona authorities want clampdown on unregulated tourism
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Airbnb Inc. wants a truce with Barcelona.

The home-sharing platform plans to limit the number of home rentals for tourists in central Barcelona, while separating professional landlords from regular users amid a backlash from local authorities concerned about mass tourism. The latest proposal follows similar steps announced in other tourist destinations like London and Amsterdam as the company responds to unease in European cities over the boom in informal accommodation services.