Today, Airbnb is announcing a set of commitments to support the recovery of tourism in Hungary. Airbnb is committed to the tools and policies necessary to help ensure that travel returns in a responsible and sustainable way – in Budapest and beyond. To this end, Airbnb is making five commitments to Hungary:
- To support the dispersal of tourism in Budapest and the Greater Budapest area after the pandemic by collaborating with the Hungarian Tourism Agency, spreading the economic benefits of tourism across the region and to more people.
- To protect communities from noise and nuisance by launching Airbnb’s Neighborhood Support Line in Hungary, which allows anyone with noise or nuisance concerns to contact Airbnb directly.
- To support the enforcement of local regulations, by voluntarily making the online digital registration system (NTAK) mandatory for new listings, in collaboration with the Hungarian Government.
- To share neighborhood-level data with Budapest and the Hungarian Government via the City Portal, to help it leverage Airbnb’s economic impact in local communities.
- To leverage the benefits of home sharing for the City of Budapest, Airbnb wants to collaborate on the automated collection and remittance of tourist tax via the Airbnb platform.
“We want to be good partners to Hungary and work with leaders to help local families share their homes, follow the rules and protect housing. In the future, Hosts in Hungary will only be able to launch new listings, if they provide the NTAK registration number or contact information. With this commitment, we want to increase accountability and transparency for home sharing in Hungary. We are committed to working together with everyone in Budapest and beyond to grant access to the information and tools they need to regulate home sharing, and to leverage its economic benefits.”
Vladimir Beroun, Public Policy Manager for Central and Eastern Europe at Airbnb
These commitments come as Airbnb welcomes the progress made on EU short-term rental regulation. As part of our work with governments and tourism organisations across Europe, we support an EU-wide approach to short-term rentals and in Central and Eastern Europe, Airbnb welcomes the on-going collaboration with the Hungarian Tourism Agency, City of Krakow and City of Bratislava, to ensure that travel recovers in a way that is safe, sustainable and benefits everyone.