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EU legislation moves closer as Parliament reaches data agreement

France / EU: EU regulation on data collection and sharing relating to short-term accommodation rental services has moved yet another step closer after the European Parliament approved an agreement reached in November with negotiators from member states.

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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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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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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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European Commission STR data-sharing proposal to “enhance transparency”

Europe: As anticipated, the European Commission has adopted a proposal for regulation that is designed to “enhance transparency” and “help public authorities ensure the balanced development” of a sustainable tourism sector.

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