TOURIST TAX ACROSS EUROPE DIFFERS CONSIDERABLY

Justin N. Froyd -
In many countries of the world tourists are charged the so-called “tourist tax”. It is mostly aimed at developing infrastructure or minimizing damage from vacationers, including cleaning beaches, rest...

SWISS HOTELS REPORT SUCCESSFUL START OF THE YEAR

Tomas Haupt -
Between January and March, the number of overnight stays in Swiss hotels increased by 0.8 percent to 8.89 million, despite the lowest inflow from Germany in more than a decade. The industry grew mainl...

TOURISM SECTOR IN PORTUGAL SLOWS DOWN IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE YEAR

Larry Brain -
In the first half of the year, the number of guests and overnight stays in Portugal kept increasing, but there has been a deceleration, compared to the growth rate of the same period of last year. Th...

AIRBNB HEAVILY INVESTS IN RURAL TOURISM CAMPAIGNS

Andrea Hausold -
Quite often associated with big cities, Airbnb is now investing in rural tourism. This is evidenced by the seasonal report presented last week by the rental website, according to which the supply and ...

THE MARKET SHARE OF AIRBNB IN THE NETHERLANDS RISING SHARPLY

Nik Fes -
In 2016, in Amsterdam there were almost 1.7 million booked nights through Airbnb. An increase of as much as 125% compared to 2015. The market share exploded thereby to 10.7% (from 5.4%) compared with ...