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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.

Airbnb to Pay $250 Million to Hosts for Covid-19 Cancellations

Airbnb has announced that it will pay $250 million to hosts all over the world to help cover the cost of Covid-19 cancellations.

Airbnb Hosts Provide Housing to Covid-19 Responders

Airbnb has launched a new initiative enabling hosts around the world to offer housing to 100,000 healthcare professionals responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greek Property Owners and Airbnb Hosts Offer Shelter to Medical Staff

The members of the Greek Property Managers Association (PASIDA), which includes owners of Airbnb-style rentals, are offering their properties for free to newly-hired medical staff in need of accommodation.

Airbnb Allows No Penalty Cancellations to Bookings

Airbnb has activated its Extenuating Circumstances Policy that allows hosts and guests affected by COVID-19 to cancel bookings with no charge or penalty.

Airbnb to Share Rental Data with European Commission

Eurostat for the first time will have access to reliable data about short-term rental accommodation offered via platforms such as Airbnb.

Greece Aims to Close Loopholes in Airbnb-style Rentals Law

The Greek Tourism Ministry is preparing a draft bill to regulate the short-term rental market, do away with "loopholes" and establish fair competition.

Greece Cracks Down on Illegal Airbnb Activities

Short-term rental operators who fail to declare their properties by February 28 will be faced with stiff penalties.

Siteminder: Airbnb Among Top 2019 Hotel Booking Channels in Greece

Airbnb made an appearance for the first time among the top hotel booking channels in Greece in 2019, according to SiteMinder.

Greece Heading Towards Saturation of Airbnb Rentals

Although there was a huge increase of available listings on short-term rental platforms for Greece in 2019, AirDNA recorded a decrease in occupancy and revenues.

Airbnb Remains 100% Committed to Partnering with Cities

Airbnb says it remains 100 percent committed to partnering with cities, following the ruling of the EU’s highest court, which rejected a French hotels association suit against the home sharing platform.

EU Court Rules Against French Hoteliers’ Airbnb Claim

The EU’s highest court has rejected a French hotels association suit against Airbnb, ruling that the home-sharing platform is not required to hold a real estate agent's licence in order to operate in France.

INSETE: Greece’s Airbnb-frenzy Needs Regulating

Greece’s short-term rentals may have saved many struggling Greeks during the economic crisis years, but the practice needs immediate regulation, says INSETE.

Greek Short-term Rentals via Airbnb, HomeAway Generate €1.5bn in a Year

Short-term rentals for hospitality purposes generated €1.15 billion in revenues in Greece over the June 2018-May 2019 period according to INSETE

Airbnb Travelers Pour $25bn into Food & Drink Last Year

Airbnb travelers spent $25 billion at restaurants and cafes worldwide in 2018, proving that food and drink have become a significant part of the travel experience.