Opened the door to Airbnb

Ken Orr, Right to Life spokesman

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I must say, it does the old heart good to see the bleating moteliers having a hissy fit over Airbnb.

Airbnb probably only came into existence because somebody got ripped off by a thieving motelier and decided to do something about it.

I was asked to be best man at a mate’s wedding in another city. I booked and paid for a motel about six weeks ahead so I could be assured of somewhere to stay. In the meantime their rugby team won a home semi-final unexpectedly. I didn’t give it a thought until I arrived to book in, to be asked for another one-and-a-half times what I had paid. The bastard didn’t even care.

As luck would have it I was able to stay with friends who also attended the wedding. Needless to say I use motels as a last resort only. Go Airbnb.

P.J. Roberts

I must say, it does the old heart good to see the bleating moteliers having a hissy fit over Airbnb.

Airbnb probably only came into existence because somebody got ripped off by a thieving motelier and decided to do something about it.

I was asked to be best man at a mate’s wedding in another city. I booked and paid for a motel about six weeks ahead so I could be assured of somewhere to stay. In the meantime their rugby team won a home semi-final unexpectedly. I didn’t give it a thought until I arrived to book in, to be asked for another one-and-a-half times what I had paid. The bastard didn’t even care.

As luck would have it I was able to stay with friends who also attended the wedding. Needless to say I use motels as a last resort only. Go Airbnb.

P.J. Roberts

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Tom Wilkie, Perth - 5 months ago
What the motelier did was illegal as you already paid. You should have stood your ground.

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