Airbnb and city of Florence sign tourism tax agreement

florence arno bridge at sunsetAirbnb and the Italian city of Florence have signed an agreement that will see the home sharing website pay taxes for each person that books through its website. The tax will consist of 2.50 euro per person per night paid directly upon booking online – and is estimated to bring in around10 million euro each year. 

‘This is just the beginning of a collaboration that will see Airbnb quickly committed to supporting the city on issues such as the decentralization and promotion of sustainable tourism,’ said Airbnb Italia country manager Matteo Stifanelli. 

There are currently 7.500 hosts on Airbnb in Florence. 

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Jeremy Smithhttp://www.jmcsmith.com
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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