Screen shot from Airbnb website.

In Tel Aviv, Airbnb may have revealed its darkest side yet

The city has become the world leader in the number of tourists who stay in Airbnb apartments. As a result rents are rising, tenants are being evicted to make room for tourists and the authorities are turning a blind eye

The figures are mind-boggling: 800 people rent out 5,000 of the Airbnb apartments in Tel Aviv. In other words, two-thirds out of the total of 8,000 apartments in the city currently offered for short-term.../p>

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