Florida International University is no longer part of a controversial research contract proposed by the American Hotel & Lodging Association “to determine if there are any safety/security issues that could/should be addressed in order to be sure that consumers have a consistently safe product” with home-sharing lodging.

On Thursday the Checks & Balances Project (researching the traditional hotel industry’s lobbying efforts, and partly funded by Airbnb) criticised FIU and two other universities for “pay to play” contracts.


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