Airbnb Signs Tax Deal with Quintana Roo


Airbnb is making major moves in the Mexican Caribbean.

The home sharing giant recently announced the signing of a tax deal with the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, home to the country’s Caribbean destinations like Cancun and Tulum.

As part of the agreement, Airbnb will begin taking the “necessary steps” to begin collecting the 3 percent lodging tax by Oct. 1.

“I want this agreement with Airbnb to bring benefits to all Quintanarroenses,” said governor Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez. “We are modernizing our state by taking part in the era of information technology, because we want to give our visitors the chance to explore every inch of Quintana Roo and its beauties.”

Airbnb saw 131 percent in the Quintana Roo market in 2016, part of a wider 189 percent growth for the country overall last year.

The average Mexican Airbnb host makes around $4,000 each year.

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