A prosperous and responsible future for hosting across the EU

For citizens across the EU, hosting on the Airbnb platform represents a significant economic opportunity – to supplement existing income and to drive more economic benefit to local communities. Hosts in the EU have welcomed more guests on Airbnb than any other region in the world and have collectively earned more than €35 billion ($40 billion) by renting their homes on Airbnb, with 1 million of Europe’s 1.3 million Hosts having just one listing. Get to know the Airbnb Host community in the EU and in your country through our interactive map below. 

With the ongoing cost of living crisis and its impact on families and local communities, creating and growing economic opportunity for everyday Europeans has become more important than ever. However, many everyday Hosts are unfairly prevented from accessing the economic opportunities brought by home-sharing due to onerous and disproportionate local rules – often designed with large-scale tourism players in mind. 

This is why Airbnb supports the EU Proposal on data collection and sharing relating to short-term rental services. This Regulation can help introduce clear, simple and harmonized rules that unlock the benefits of hosting for European families and give governments the information they need to clamp down on speculators and overtourism.

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An introduction to Airbnb in Europe

Our position paper on the EU STR Proposal

Technological considerations to streamline data-sharing under the EU’s STR proposal