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Travalyst launches sustainability certification initiative

UK: Not-for-profit organisation Travalyst, a global coalition of some of the biggest brands in travel and technology, is launching an initiative to acknowledge sustainability certification bodies within the accommodation sector.

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APPG calls for “national and mandatory” registration scheme

UK: A new report into short-term lets and the visitor economy by the All-Party Parliamentary Group [APPG] for Hospitality and Tourism has called for a “national and mandatory” registration scheme in England.

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Airbnb welcomes “watershed” EU data collection agreement

Europe: The European Council and European Parliament have reached a provisional agreement on a draft regulation on data collection and sharing for short-term rental accommodation services across the European Union [EU], in a bid to “promote a balanced tourism ecosystem”.

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STR platforms sign landmark data-sharing partnership with ONS

UK: The UK’s Office for National Statistics [ONS] will soon have access to independently published data on short-term lets listed on Airbnb, Booking.com, and Expedia Group, following a landmark data-sharing agreement between the platforms and ONS.

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EU lawmakers to rule on “light touch” rental regulations

Europe: EU countries and European Parliament lawmakers are due to rule on the introduction of “light touch” short-term rental regulations across the bloc this Wednesday [15 November].

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Eurostat: Online booking platforms continued growth in Q2

Europe: Guests spent almost 153 million nights in short-term rental accommodation in the European Union in the second quarter of 2023, booked via Airbnb, Booking, Expedia Group or TripAdvisor, according to the EU’s statistical agency Eurostat.

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