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Study to Reveal Impact of Short-term Rentals on Property Owners – BnB Guest Conference, Athens

The impact of the short-term holiday rental market on property owners will be presented by a leading group of Greek tourism experts during the upcoming BnB Guest Conference in Athens.

Organized by Smart Press, the BnB Guest Conference will take place on January 24 at the Wyndham Grand Athens hotel and aims to act as an information hub for all those involved in the short-term rental market and to provide them the opportunity to offer better services and the chance to maximize their benefits.

During the conference, researchers and instructors at the University of the Aegean, Alexios-Patapios Kontis, Anna Kyriakakis and Sophocles Skoultsos, and the assistant professor at Harokopio University, Despina Sdrali, will present the results of an online survey focused on homeowners that are using the Airbnb platform, entitled: “Effects of the Airbnb Platform – the opinion of the owners”.

The main topics of the research focus on the views and forecasts of the property owners in regards to issues related to the influence of this new activity on their income, their interaction with guests, etc.

The research also includes their views on the necessity of legislation and the general results of this new business model.

“By presenting the conclusions of this scientific research conducted by a leading group of Greek tourism experts, in combination with all the specialized knowledge owners and managers will acquire, the BnB Guest Conference will be a useful tool for those involved with short-term rentals, offering information about all aspects of this industry and its growth prospects, in order to better plan the future of their investment,” Smart Press CEO Costas Nostis said.

Conference to focus on Athens

Athens. Photo source: Visit Greece / Y. Skoulas

Athens. Photo source: Visit Greece / Y. Skoulas

The main topic of the BnB Guest Conference will be a case study that focuses on the way the sharing economy has affected the tourism market of Athens. Titled “The Best for the Guest”, the conference will offer insight on the effect short-term rentals have on the city’s operation, commercial life and competition.

Photo source: bnbguest.gr

Photo source: bnbguest.gr

The conference will also examine tax and legislation issues that concern property owners and managers of short-term rentals and offer advice on the newly-established legislative framework.

The BnB Guest Conference is addressed to everyone, individuals or companies.

Attending the BnB Guest Conference is free of charge. For further information, press here.

GTP Headlines is a media partner of the BnB Guest Conference.

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