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Home Sharing Breathes Life into Underdeveloped Athens Neighborhoods

The growing Airbnb phenomenon in Greece is now penetrating underdeveloped neighborhoods in Athens, breathing life and creating new conditions of safety and business activity.

Home Sharing a Lifeline for Greece’s Middle Class, Says SODIA Association

Short term rentals have played a lifesaving role for struggling middle class Greeks who were hit down by the economic crisis, according to the SODIA association.

Greece Mulls New Measures to Clamp Down on Illegal Home Sharing

Aiming to address tax evasion, Greece is preparing to introduce stringent measures for undeclared home sharing activity.

Airbnb Says Home-sharing Boosted Greek Economy by $1.4bn in 2018

Airbnb's host and guest community has boosted the Greek economy by 1.4 billion dollars in 2018, according to a survey by the home-sharing platform.

Declared Home-sharing Revenue Boosts Greek State Coffers by 160%

Greek State revenue has increased by a massive 160 percent, driven by declared home-sharing income, according to the Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE).

Study: Greeks Still Not Keen on Sharing Economy

Greeks still haven’t warmed up to the sharing economy with a mere 15 percent opting to book a short-term rental online, a Eurostat survey says.

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, Homeaway vs NYC 1-0: Court Rules Against New Host Data Law

A new law requiring home sharing platforms like Airbnb to hand over detailed customer data to city authorities every month, has been ruled down by a New York court.

Sharing Economy Conference to Focus on the Case of Athens

A case study on the way the sharing economy has affected the tourism market of Athens will be the main topic of the 1st BnB Guest Conference in the Greek capital.

Airbnb to Expand into Real Estate Market with New Prototype Homes

Home-sharing platform Airbnb has announced that it would begin testing prototype homes as soon as next year as part of its newly launched "Backyard" project.

Airbnb, Homeaway Take NYC to Court Over New Host Data Law

Airbnb and Homeaway have taken legal action against New York City, claiming a recently passed law requiring user data, violates the US Constitution.

HOTREC: ‘Registration of Activity’ a Must for Sharing Economy Platforms

HOTREC is calling for sharing economy activities to comply with basic market and societal requirements allowing for a healthy and fair business market.

Home Swapping Platform Aims to Further Expand in Greece – Interview with ‘GuestToGuest’ President

GuestToGuest President Emmanuel Arnaud speaks on the prospects of home swapping in the global and the Greek markets.

Greek Accommodation Body SETKE Wary of Sharing Economy

The Greek Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Enterprises (SETKE) is calling on the government to reconsider plans to liberalize short-term tourist rentals.

Greece Sharing Economy Bill Set for Parliament

A bill expected - once passed into law - to regulate an ever-growing shadow economy in Greece, is set to be tabled in parliament in the upcoming period.

World Travel Monitor: Sharing Accommodation Still Niche Player in Europe

Sharing accommodation is still a niche player in Europe, accounting for only three percent of the hospitality market share, according to the World Travel Monitor.

Greeks Renting Out Homes Short-term the Latest Fad

All the more cash-strapped Greeks are renting out their properties to tourists in efforts to make ends meet while taking advantage of a vague legal framework, according to a survey by Danos Real Estate, Consulting & Valuation.

Greece Draft Law: Hefty Fines for Illegal Home Rentals to Tourists

According to a draft law currently being examined at the Greek finance ministry, individuals found renting properties to tourists illegally will be subject to hefty fines.

The ‘Sharing Economy’ in Tourism Deprives Greece of Millions of Euros

The Greek economy misses out on taxes adding up to 350 million euros per year due to the operation of illegal tourism accommodation, according to a study presented on Thursday by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

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.