According to a draft law by the EU Commission, Airbnb and other service providers are required to make more data available to cities and communities in the future.
The basics in brief
- In order to make tourism more accessible, the EU Commission is drafting a law.
- This states that Airbnb and other service providers must provide more data.
- In this way, municipalities and cities can better prepare for tourism.
According to a bill by the EU Commission, Airbnb And other service providers more Data delivery to municipalities and cities. So they should be better prepared for the crowds of tourists.
I made short-term rentals IVl of all tourist accommodations, one said European Union– An officer in Brussels on Monday. However, rentals through platforms such as Airbnb or Booking.com have made it very difficult to predict how many tourists will arrive. She added that there have been some complaints from local authorities about too much tourism European Union-commission.
In individual cases, European cities have already been active had become. in Amsterdam For example, the Airbnb registration requirement went into effect last year to curb mass tourism.
Duration of stay and number of guests
The innovations aim to enable cities and municipalities to better prepare for the future. Concretely, this should be achieved by reporting the number of guests staying and the length of stay. With the new data, for example, shows such as waste disposal must be regulated, but also the opening times of tourist information. Likewise the timing of waste disposal.
In addition, hosts must register their accommodation with the authorities, which must also contribute to the safety of consumers. for guests, European Union– Commission There are no additional costs.
Not only Airbnb was affected
Not only internet giants like Airbnb or Booking.com, but also smaller platforms should be affected by the new rules. Providers with fewer than 2,500 hosts per month on average may be subject to relaxed rules.
Those who do not comply with the planned requirements shall be penalized by the national authorities. Whether these are fines or other measures is at their respective discretion European Union-States. The new elements should also lead to more sustainable tourism.
Now they have to European Union– states and that European Union–Houses of Parliament Discuss the proposals. Only when the two institutions agree can the bill become law European Union will. In addition, a two-year transition period is planned in order to establish methods for data exchange.