By Perry Vandell | The Republic
Boasting nice weather and spring training games, March is a popular time for Arizona’s tourism industry. It’s also a booming time for short-term renters who utilize popular booking services like Airbnb.
But when the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, a global pandemic, a cascade of sports games, festivals and other mass gatherings were postponed or canceled outright.
Then, the Airbnb cancellations came.