The Tourism Amendment Bill has been criticised for being a direct attack on global online hospitality service Airbnb and other home-sharing apps as it is aimed at regulating short-term accommodation. The bill, which was published in the Government Gazette on April 12, will enable the tourism minister to determine certain “thresholds” for short-term rentals. Tourism minister Derek Hanekom joined Business Day TV to discuss the bill and what it means for SA’s tourism industry.

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