HOTREC unveils new report on Short-Term Rentals

HOTREC is expecting the European Commission to present its Short-Term Rental Initiative by the end of 2022. In anticipation of the initiative, HOTREC published a new report on Short-Term Rentals (STRs). The report provides a vision of how to regulate short-term rentals and an analysis of key regulatory developments from the past. Together with the report, HOTREC also published a position paper summarising key findings of the report.

The growth of STR accommodation phenomena brought many risks: unfair competition, safety hazards consumers are exposed to, unreported tax income and pressure on affordable housing. To address these challenges, HOTREC believes that the upcoming initiative should establish a level playing field across all accommodation services and propose a framework that will protect and benefit consumers, residents, local communities and the entire EU tourism ecosystem.

The initiative should therefore establish a mandatory host registration system and mandatory data-sharing obligations; empower local authorities to manage the development of STR services, particularly regarding market access conditions for STR hosts; and support national fiscal authorities with relevant data. It should also introduce measures that will aim to reach a comparable level of health, safety and security as those already well-established for regulated tourism accommodation services (hotels, guesthouses, etc.), and ensure that basic rules apply to all STR hosts (professionals and peers).

The full report is available here. A shorter position paper can be accessed here.

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07 Sep
07/09/2022    
09:00 - 14:00
Draft Agenda for ExCom Meeting on 7 September 2022, Brussels Welcome by the President Anti-trust statement and approval of agenda Approval of minutes of the [...]
HOTREC Package Travel Directive webinar
14/09/2022    
11:00 - 12:00
Latest updates on the PTD review's timeline and policy measures envisaged incl. pre-payments, insolvency protection and cancellation rights. HOTREC will incorporate members' remarks into a revised version of HOTREC position paper and submit it to all for approval.
HOTREC SSD Committee preparatory meeting + update Social Affairs
19/09/2022    
10:00 - 12:00
Main outcome of teh meeting available
22 Sep
22/09/2022    
10:30 - 12:30
Apologies for the delay, draft minutes of the last working group meeting are available: https://www.hotrec.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/D-1022-119-MT-Minutes-Restau-WG-meeting-22-September-2022.docx Comments welcome by 25/11/22.
23 Sep
23/09/2022    
10:00 - 13:00
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