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ISCF chair welcomes signing of EU data-sharing regulation

Europe: The Irish Self-Catering Federation [ISCF], the largest representative body for self-catering properties in Ireland, has welcomed the signing of the EU’s regulation on short-term rental data collection and sharing in Brussels as having “positive, long-term consequences for the sector”.

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Sirreti unveils independent accreditation for ultra-luxury STR sector

Worldwide: The Sirreti Group, a community for the luxury and ultra-luxury vacation rental industry, will launch The Sirreti List this spring to showcase “exceptional” vacation rentals which have met the Sirreti accreditation standard, and as such are considered to be amongst the very best in the world.

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AirDNA: Total solar eclipse leads to occupancy surges in US cities

US: On Monday [8 April], North America witnessed a total solar eclipse, an event starting on Mexico’s Pacific coast, traversing through Texas, sweeping across 14 other US states, and exiting over Canada. Such a rare astronomical event had short-term rental hosts gearing up for a day when the sun’s absence would be their brightest moment.

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Stippl raises €575k for AI-driven trip planning curation

Netherlands: Amsterdam-based travel tech startup and social travel platform, Stippl, has announced that it has raised €575,000 in additional funding to curate experiences and travel planning driven by generative AI and accelerate its growth in Europe.

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