New EU STR rules a step closer after European Parliament vote

Airbnb welcomes the latest vote in the European Parliament, marking a further step towards the adoption of the EU’s new short-term rental rules.

New EU-wide rules are a watershed moment for Airbnb and our industry. For the last two years Airbnb has called for an EU-wide approach to short-term rental rules that will help make regulations more consistent across the bloc. Platforms and authorities will have clear guidance on how to share data and it should become simpler for Hosts to register with their local authority and adhere to proportionate rules.

Short-term rental hosts – like the ones hosting on Airbnb – make up nearly one-quarter of all EU tourist accommodation supply1 and the EU is home to more Hosts on Airbnb than any region in the world. The vast majority of Hosts share one listing and the typical EU Host earned just under €4,000 in 2022 with nearly half saying hosting helps them to make ends meet2.

Airbnb’s priority is to expand our work with cities and governments to support the families who host and help tackle local concerns such as housing. We want to be good partners and will take the opportunity of new EU rules to kickstart a new chapter in our collaborations with governments across the EU.

1Source: European Commission,
2Typical refers to all hosts and listings that were active on the site at some point in the prior 12 month time period