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Greek Hoteliers Urge Health Protocols for Airbnb-style Rentals

Greece’s hoteliers are calling on the government to implement Covid-19 health and hygiene protocols for short-term rentals.

Airbnb-type Rentals Boost Destination Attractiveness, Say Europeans

Europeans believe that short-term rentals contribute to the attractiveness of a tourism destination and positively affect accommodation rates, says a Eurobarometer survey.

Santorini Among Top Rated Locations for Airbnb Stays

Santorini is among the top 25 highest rated locations for Airbnb bookings, according to a list presented by Big 7 Travel and assessed by Money.co.uk.

Airbnb Extends Party Ban Until End of Summer 2021

Airbnb has extended its ban on parties in properties listed on its platform through at least the end of summer 2021, in efforts to ensure the safety of its hosts and guests against Covid-19.

Airbnb Agrees on Rules for Hosts in Greece

Airbnb has signed an agreement with Greece’s national revenue body, making it easier for hosts in the country to share their homes and follow the rules.

Airbnb, Booking, VRBO Agree to Comply with Greek Tax Laws

Greece’s national revenue body has made an agreement with short-term rental operators Airbnb, Booking.com and VRBO for compliance to local tax laws.

Rebound Expected for Greek Airbnb-style Rentals in 2021

Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, tourism experts see positive signs ahead for Greece's short-term rental market.

Covid-19 Drives Athens Airbnb Demand Down in 2020

Demand for Airbnb short-term rentals in Athens plunged in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, driving revenue down by 80%, according to an EY report.

Greece’s Airbnbs Rival Hotel Room Capacity, Says Study

Airbnbs in Greece have now rivalled their hotel counterparts in terms of bed capacity, according to a study released by INSETE.

Airbnb Announces New Commitment to Safer Travel

Airbnb is asking its hosts and guests to committ to safer travel with its newly launched COVID-19 Safety Practices.

Airbnb Greece Provides Data to Tax Authorities

The 2018-2019 rental information of Greek Airbnb hosts will be sent to the Independent Authority for Public Revenue for taxation purposes.

Airbnb: Greece Among 10 Countries with Most ‘Enhanced Clean‘ Listings

Greece is among the top 10 countries with the highest number of Enhanced Clean listings on Airbnb.

Covid-19: Airbnb Announces Global Party Ban for All Listed Properties

Airbnb has announced a global ban on all parties and events at its rentals, including a cap on occupancy at 16.

Airbnb’s New Enhanced Cleaning Protocol Available for Greek Rentals

Greek Airbnb hosts can now enroll their listings in the platform’s Enhanced Cleaning Protocol to support safer travel in the post-Covid-19 era.

Greek Authorities Working on Health Protocols for Airbnbs

Greek authorities are drawing up health protocols to be applied by short-term rental operators in Greece, according to Airbnb's Giacomo Trovato.

Airbnb Fires 1,900 Employees Due to Covid-19 Crisis

Short-term rental platform Airbnb is reducing its workforce by 25% due to the hit the travel industry has received by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Airbnb Announces New Cleaning Protocol for Short-term Rentals

Airbnb has launched its Enhanced Cleaning Initiative, which includes the first overarching standardized protocol for cleaning and sanitization in the home-sharing industry.

Greek Hoteliers Request Operation of Airbnb-type Rentals to be Temporarily Suspended

Greek hoteliers have requested for the temporary suspension of short-term rental leases for private properties, citing reasons of public health due to Covid-19.

GlobalData: Former Airbnb Hosts Turn to Long-term Rental Platforms

A growing number of Airbnb hosts around the world have deleted their Airbnb listings and turned to long-term leasing, says GlobalData.

Airbnb and EODY Team Up to Give Frontline Medical Staff in Greece Places to Stay

Airbnb is working with EODY, Greece's public health organization, to help house frontline medical staff while they carry out their vital work against the coronavirus.