The home-rental website’s partnership with, a unit of France’s national rail monopoly, was pulled on Tuesday -- the day it had been slated to be unveiled. By referring customers to San Francisco-based Airbnb through its booking website, Voyages-SNCF would have added to the challenge faced by hoteliers in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris that led to a drop in tourist reservations, their unions said. “It’s unacceptable that a public company associates with a global private company without consulting us,” said Roland Heguy, head of UMIH, which claims to represent 85 percent of French hoteliers. “They know it’s been tough for us since last month’s attacks -- this is unfair competition.” “We’ve decided to halt this operation because of the incomprehension it has caused,” Voyages-SNCF said in a statement. “We’ll take the time necessary to discuss with the professionals of the hotel industry.” Get the full story at Bloomberg Business