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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.

Study: Greece Holding Strong in EU Short-term Rental Demand

Greece is holding strong in Europe in terms of overnight short-term rental bookings, according to a study released by Eurostat, the EU’s statistical agency.

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, 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.

Covid-19 Forces Greece’s Short-term Rental Market to Adjust

Covid-19 has forced the short-term rental market to re-set its targets and focus on covering lost ground, according to AirDNA analysts.

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.

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.

Greece Among Countries Still Slow to Regulate Short-term Rentals

Greece is among a handful of countries in the European Union that has not legislated on short-term rental practices, according to a survey by EY.

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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.

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.

AirDNA: Covid-19 Hits Short-term Rental Market

The first signs of Covid-19’s effect on the short-term rental market have emerged with thousands of cancelations worldwide, according to AirDNA.

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.

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.

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.