Uber taxis have been banned from Airports of Thailand’s six airports as the service is not considered to be registered legally in the country, at a time when Airbnb is about to announce its official launch in Thailand.

The Thai Hotels Association and other official hospitality groups are lobbying authorities to tighten regulations on serviced apartments and condominiums that offer daily rentals, over whether they pay tax and registration. All registered hotels and guesthouses are obliged to report to the police daily passport details of all guests in residence which may not apply to Airbnb guests.

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