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Airbnb is a new trend in Cyprus as well – More than 6700 accommodations

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In terms of beds, we exceed 30,000, said Marios Tsianakas

Νεα ταση και σε Κyπρο τα Airbnb – Περι σσστερα απσ 6700 καταλσματα

A new trend in Cyprus is now the use of self-catering accommodation by tourists (Airbnb), the Tourism Officer of the Deputy Ministry of Tourism Marios Tsianakas told KYPE, noting that in recent years there has been an increase in their number .

“We passed 6,700 in accommodations and we exceed 30,000 in beds,” he said characteristically. with lower accommodation costs.

It is a market, he added, that combines cheap flights with relatively lower accommodation prices.

“They make a good contribution to the local economy since the users of these accommodations use several services, such as restaurants, transportation, car rental, etc.,” he added.

In the meantime, today the Deputy Ministry of Tourism issued an announcement that according to the “Regulation of the Establishment and Operation of Hotels and Tourist Accommodations Law” the entrepreneur/manager of each self-catering accommodation may advertise and/or rent the self-catering accommodation, provided that this is registered in the Register of Self-catering Accommodations and has received a registration permit and registration number from the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, which should be indicated in the advertisement and/or promotion of the accommodation, as well as in all related transactions.

For the purpose of registering self-catering accommodation in the register of the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, there is an online platform, through which those interested can register their accommodation and secure the registration permit.

According to the provisions of the relevant legislation, any maintains or operates a self-catering accommodation without a registration permit, or whose registration permit has been revoked is guilty of an offense and, on conviction, is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one (1) year or a fine not exceeding five thousand euros ( €5,000) or both of these penalties, and if the violation continues after his conviction, he is guilty of a further offense and is subject to a further fine not exceeding two hundred euros (€200) for each day the violation continues.

Source: www.kathimerini.com.cy

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