Five reasons to attend 2018 STAY WYSE Hostel Business Conference

Five reasons to attend 2018 STAY WYSE Hostel Business Conference

Now in its third year, the STAY WYSE Hostel Business Conference in Amsterdam is fast becoming the annual meet up for hostel businesses, tour operators, and specialists in the youth accommodation industry. If you’re still on the fence, here are a few ways to tell...
Airbnb ban proposed in Amsterdam

Airbnb ban proposed in Amsterdam

The Amsterdam faction of labour party PvdA wants to ban holiday apartment rentals in the city. The ban would include Airbnb rentals, which have become a hot button issue for locals. Rentals for single rooms and Bed & Breakfasts would still be allowed under the...
MEININGER to open a hotel in Dresden

MEININGER to open a hotel in Dresden

MEININGER hotel group and Peter Simmel have signed an agreement for a hotel in Dresden. The new building will be located right opposite the central station at Wiener Platz 2. The 165 rooms and 639 beds hotel is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2021. The...
Former Ryanair boss to chair Hostelworld

Former Ryanair boss to chair Hostelworld

Hostelworld senior independent director Michael Cawley is to succeed Richard Segal as chairman of the company from next month. Segal will remain on the board of the online hostel-booking company as a non-executive director until the end of the year when he will resign...
Cities cracking down on Airbnb amid rising housing costs

Cities cracking down on Airbnb amid rising housing costs

Airbnb says hosts in central Paris can now only rent out their homes for up to 120 nights a year, a new cap introduced to comply with city regulations. The company’s director for France and Belgium, Emmanuel Marill, said Tuesday the cap would apply to the 1st,...