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Final stretch: European Parliament edges closer to crucial decision on EU Short-Term Rentals

Wednesday, 20 September 2023
Platform economy Newsletter

Almost a year after the publication of the proposal, the discussions on how to ensure more transparency and quality data from Short-Term Rentals (STR) are slowly entering the final, crucial, stage.

On 19 September, the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) adopted its draft report. After the vote during the 2-5 October plenary session, the policymakers can focus their attention on trilogue negotiations and reaching an agreement on one of the key legislative files for the hospitality sector. At HOTREC we welcomed the adoption of the draft IMCO report which supports the principle of subsidiarity and availability of quality STR data.

Before the summer recess, the European Parliament Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) adopted the opinion on the proposal. At HOTREC, we welcome many of the proposed amendments which will further improve this landmark proposal. For example, hosts will be required to provide much more detailed data allowing national authorities to better understand the STR market.

When adopted, the law represents an important step in ensuring a level playing field amongst different accommodation providers. It is therefore important that all member states transpose the law into their national systems.

Check out our position paper for more information.