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    We haven't seen or been informed of a new fee yet from our company. We'll keep you posted.




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    Airbnb have to pay taxes as well. I came across this article and was surprised about the number of Airbnb in Aruba, there are 1,360 listings.

    Here is the article:

    Nov 7, 2016

    Airbnb and Aruba Tourism Authority Sign Historic Tourism Agreement

    Airbnb and Aruba Tourism Authority Sign Historic Tourism Agreement

    Today in Aruba, the Aruba Tourism Authority and Airbnb, the world's leading community-driven hospitality company, signed an agreement that will position Aruba as a regional leader in the sharing economy and help to promote more tourism to the island.

    It will also create a framework to allow the Aruba Tourism Authority and Airbnb to address the issue of taxes, host accommodation standards and regulations and ensure that it is in line with Aruba’s tourism policy.

    "As the No. 2 most tourism-reliant nation in the world, Aruba’s continued growth relies on having a healthy balance of on-island accommodations, offering a quality of experience to our visitors, ensuring that we meet consumer expectations and demands, and making sure the benefits of the sharing economy are beneficial for the industry, community and island as a whole,” said Ronella Tjin Asjoe-Croes, CEO of the Aruba Tourism Authority. “Aruba embraces the shared economy and is eager to formalize the first partnership in our region with Airbnb. Together as industry leaders, we will add value to authentic travel experiences while ensuring this on-island development is managed successfully.” In this way, A.T.A. will ensure fair competition between all on-island accommodations providers.

    Airbnb’s presence within the island’s tourism industry is rapidly growing. In the past year, Airbnb hosts in Aruba received 13,000 guests from around the world. Hosts in Aruba typically earn $4,400 USD a year, affording expanded economic opportunities.

    “We are excited to announce the first ever partnership between Airbnb and a Caribbean nation. Building on Aruba’s reputation as a world class tourist destination, we will work closely with the Aruba Tourism Authority to broaden the island’s appeal to the millions of Airbnb users who are interested in unique travel experiences” said Shawn Sullivan, Airbnb's Public Policy lead for Central America and the Caribbean. “This collaboration will give those visiting Aruba more traveling options while promoting sustainable tourism as part of the local economy.”

    Currently, there are 1,360 Airbnb listings across the Island, welcoming a broad range of travelers to the country’s award-winning beaches, diverse culture and delectable culinary scene. This is part of A.T.A.’s strategy, which focuses on the diversification of the tourism industry and maintaining a good balance by keeping the happiness of its people at its core.

    https://www.aruba.com/us/news/airbnb...rism-agreement
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    Owners who rent new lodging license needed-aruba-jpg
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    This is the brochure that the manager of Oceania sent to all owners that I could not upload in my first post. It explains the law. I guess it is a company that will help you navigate the new law. It seems expensive. I'm really just posting it so people can further see what is happening.




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    Info from Aruba's Chamber of Commerce website (incl. contact info at link):

    Hotel & accommodation license

    Facilities offering lodging to guests are required to apply for a hotel or accommodation license. When the business has 9 rooms available for rental or less, an accommodation license is needed. This license includes the right to accommodate guests and to operate a restaurant in which wine and beer may be served.

    When there are 10 rooms or more for rent, a hotel license is required. This license will provide the establishment the right to operate a hotel and a restaurant that serves all types of alcoholic beverages.

    Documents to be submitted are:


    • Letter of application directed to the Minister of Justice
    • Registration extract from the Aruba Chamber
    • Valid business license, if applicable


    https://www.arubachamber.com/busines...and-procedures
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    $15 a month sounds well worth it Robin.
    Jacki ~ loving Aruba from NJ
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    Yes, it is fine with us.They are going to do all the applications for permits, etc. for free for us. We're lucky.

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    $15 a month sounds well worth it Robin.




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    Is the almost $1000 fee yearly?

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