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HOTREC Makes Recommendations for Regulating Short-term Rentals in the EU

HOTREC is calling for an EU-wide framework that will introduce clear and consistent obligations for short-term rental platforms and hosts.

WTTC Reveals Best Practices for Cities to Manage Airbnb-type Rentals

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and Airbnb created a new report that outlines best practices for destinations to manage short-term rentals – a fast growing and important segment of the Travel & Tourism sector.

Greece’s Tourism Body Tables Actions to Regulate Airbnb-type Rentals

Greek tourism stakeholders are calling for the government to regulate Airbnb-style activities which, they say, are distorting healthy market competition.

EU’s New Digital Market Act to Protect Hotels from ‘Gatekeepers’

EU lawmakers have adopted the Digital Markets Act, which among other things will aim to protect hotels from large platforms that exercise disproportionate power towards their business users and consumers.

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.

Demand for European Short-term Rentals Returning to High levels, Says AirDNA

Demand for European short-term rentals is returning to high levels, despite the challenges of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, an analysis by AirDNA says.

STR: Travelers Choose Smaller Types of Accommodation in Summer 2021

Smaller types of accommodation attracted the interest of travelers this summer, as consumers continued to adapt to living in a Covid-19 world, STR said.

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, 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.

Survey: Travelers ‘Hungry’ for New Tourism Experiences

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the consuming behavior of travelers, who are now “hungry” for new trips and tourism experiences, says a Booking.com survey.

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.

HOTREC Welcomes New EU Digital Rules that Protect Hospitality Providers

HOTREC, the European organization representing hotels, bars, cafes and restaurants, has welcomed the EU's proposed regulations that give hospitality enterprises more control over their digital presence.

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.

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 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.

Greece Ready to Target Markets with New 2020 Tourism Marketing Plan

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is getting ready to begin its new tourism marketing campaign in early January 2020.

‘Uncooperative’ Short-term Rental Platforms May Face Stiff Fines in Greece

Home sharing platforms operating in Greece, which fail to provide information requested by the country’s tax authority, may soon be faced with hefty fines.

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.