Spanish Vacation rentals in New Zealand are being sold out, while New Zealanders are being forced to take a cut.
In a new blog post on the website HotelsNewZealand, Airbnb and Airbnb VacationRental in Spansas the two services are now selling out, with only around half of their inventory still available.
“We are experiencing a lot of demand for our services in our home country,” Airbnb’s CEO Marc Benioff wrote.
“The demand is very high, and we are working hard to meet it.”
But the company said they have been unable to fill all of their vacancy listings and that they are continuing to work with Airbnb to expand their availability.
In October, Airbnb announced that it would offer a $200 discount to New Zealand residents who rent a home through the site.
It is understood that the New Zealand Government has been pressuring Airbnb to increase the amount it charges New Zealand users to use its services, with Airbnb paying the Government $20m over the past two years to help meet the country’s congestion.
“Airbnb is committed to offering affordable home rentals to New Zealands in order to ease congestion on our roads, but we can’t do it alone,” Airbnb said in a statement at the time.
“It’s too expensive to operate in New York City and Sydney.
Airbnb is committed for New Zealand to be able to host Airbnb hosts, but that means we need more New Zealand hosts.”
New Zealand is home to Airbnb, the online home-sharing service, but it is also one of the world’s biggest centres for home-rental accommodation.
Auckland Airport’s Auckland Airport has been the home of Airbnb’s largest expansion project, the $15.5 billion “Airbnb Zone” that aims to bring 2,000 luxury apartments and condominiums to the airport, according to the Auckland Airport Authority.
The Airport Authority said the zone would create nearly 2,500 jobs, as well as provide new opportunities for visitors and residents.