Can Europe find a way to live happily ever after with Airbnb?

Cities such as Barcelona blame it for a variety of ills, but coexistence has proved to be possible elsewhere

Jan 9, 2023

European tourist hot spots are closely watching a long-awaited EU proposal to increase transparency and data sharing from short-term holiday platforms such as Airbnb.

Key takeaways

  • Illegal listings appear more often on Airbnb than on rival sites because its hosts are less likely to be professionals than the ones on and Expedia;
  • Barcelona described the EU Commission’s proposal as a “necessary starting point" but also made several suggestions;
  • The European cities alliance, which includes more than 20 major European cities, echoed Barcelona's concerns.

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