The first assembly of an organization called Global Reformbnb was held in Kyoto with the goal of pushing for data transparency in the short-term rental industry. The meeting was attended by representatives of hotel associations from 20 countries around the world, with a strong presence of Asian countries. In addition, associations from more than 35 destinations joined the meeting digitally.

During the session, attendees updated their guidelines on the short-term rental issue with the requirement that platforms share information with governments, including the identity of guests and landlords using their services.
The conference also included digital distribution in its topics and a common position document is expected to be shared with governments later.

Vijay Dandapani, CEO of the Hotel Association of New York City, told BTE that Global Reformbnb is an international association of hotel associations and hotel companies formed to ensure legal and equitable outcomes for the hospitality industry in the short-term rental and digital distribution areas.

The HANYC, said Dandapani, is a founding member of Global Reformbnb. The association is headquartered in Barcelona with Dandapani serving as chairman.