Airbnb is facing a further squeeze on its activities in Barcelona, the Catalonian capital that's hugely popular with tourists - ramping up tension with local communities dealing with inflating rents and rowdy behavior by visitors facilitated by the rapid rise of sharing-economy platforms. The city has been trying to crack down on illegal tourist rentals for some time, with the incoming mayor Ada Colau putting a temporary cap on the number of new registrations for rentals last year - a moratorium that was extended this summer.
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