Short-Term Rentals: Establishing a European Framework that Works for Public Authorities, Hosts and Online Platforms
STRs are increasingly popular in Europe, offering alternative accommodation solutions to travellers looking for greater flexibility and authenticity in their stay. STRs benefit local communities too, by contributing to better territorial spread of tourist accommodation and helping put on the map less well-known destinations. The growth of STRs in recent years has, however, given rise to some challenges, especially in bigger cities, including putting pressure on housing availability and affordability.
In the absence of a harmonised framework, the regulatory approaches to limit the spread of STRs have varied greatly from country to country, and from city to city. Such rules have, however, proven difficult to enforce and pressure has mounted for the EU to propose harmonised solutions to address these challenges.
The event was an opportunity to discuss the approach chosen by the European Commission to regulating STRs and to ensuring greater transparency in this growing market.
- Amaryllis Verhoeven, Head of Unit, Digital Transformation of Industry, DG GROW
- Josianne Cutajar, Member of the European Parliament
- Luís Canha Campos, EU Affairs Delegate, Portuguese Tourism Office
- Emmanuel Mounier, Secretary General, eu travel tech
28/11/2022 at 11:30