Greece could also be exhibiting impressively rising numbers of incoming vacationers however Greek lodges don’t appear to be those cashing in on the excellent news, based on the most recent report launched by Gbr Consulting for the primary quarter of the 12 months.
The findings point out that although the numbers of tourists are growing, there’s a failure to determine the place they’re staying, and all this whereas Berlin authorities handed a brand new regulation final week aiming to crack down on Airbnb and its rivals with fines for customers who lease out whole properties moderately than single rooms of as much as 100,000 euros. And whereas locals have been suggested to anonymously report any suspected lawbreakers, Airbnb listings in Berlin have reportedly dwindled by 40 %. Rival web site Wimdu has filed a lawsuit claiming the rules breach the structure of Berlin.
In the meantime in Greece, tourism sector professionals are ringing alarm bells as they attribute the rising variety of “elusive” guests – markedly greater in Athens – to the “shadow” operation of the sharing financial system, estimated at having value the Greek authorities greater than 400 million euros in 2015.
Based on the info, the variety of incoming vacationers going by Athens Worldwide Airport grew by 10.1 % however lodges solely noticed a 3.5 % enhance in income per accessible room. On the similar time, between September 2015 and March 2016, the variety of vacationers grew however lodge income dropped.
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