Has anyone else fantasized about this? That all hosts in your city would band together to establish minimum base rates for listings?
Where I live, rates for a private room in an actual dwelling run from $30 with an average around $80 per night. A lot of rooms are $40 per night. I’ve been fantasizing about all hosts establishing a minimum rate of $70 per night. Dirt cheap (gross) hotels start at $60 per night, but most are $100+.
Obviously I see the inherent difficulty in actually implementing this, given how Airbnb operates.
Forming a coalition like this would probably be easier in a smaller city. I think it boils down to the ability to communicate with all hosts and gaining buy-in from them.
Also I wonder about the legality of forming a union of sorts.
So yes, a fantasy, but a lovely one at that. This is a thread to play around with the idea.