HOTREC and Short-Term Rentals in the EU

HOTREC first addressed the issue of regulating Short-Term
Rentals (STR) in 2014, underlining the pressing need to establish a level playing field across the tourism accommodation services sector for the good of consumers, residents, local communities and the tourism sector in the area of
unfair competition, consumer exposure to safety hazards and unreported tax income.

HOTREC now welcomes the European Commission’s intention to put
forward a proposal for a Regulation on Short-term Rental (STR)
Services. HOTREC calls for an EU-wide framework that introduces
clear and consistent obligations for STR platforms and hosts and
which enables effective oversight of STR activities by local and
national authorities.

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