International Journal of Tourism, Travel and Hospitality Law 2023

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF TOURISM, TRAVEL AND HOSPITALITY LAW Act maintains the liability rules for providers of intermediary services set out in the e-Commerce Directive. Under Digital Services Act and acommodation platforms, such as Airbnb, may continue to offer properties that do not have rental vacation license, for example, because platform doesn’t have obligation to control the legality of the content they publish. In my opinion, this threatens the competition market, for example with hotels. Let’s wait if the Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on data collection and sharing relating to short-term accommodation rental services and amending Regulation (EU) 2018/172412 will solve this situation. The proposal enhance transparency in the field of short-term accommodation rentals and help public authorities ensure their balanced development as part of a sustainable tourism sector. The new rules will help to improve transparency on the identification and activity of short-term accommodation hosts, and on the rules they have to comply with, and will facilitate the registration of hosts. They will also tackle the current fragmentation in how online platforms share data and, ultimately, help prevent illegal listings. • It is well knowns the pressure maid by acommodatio platform’s lobby during the preparatory works of the new regulations. This has meant giving a lot of power to platforms to the detriment of hoteliers. Large platforms such as Airbnb will have a very powerful status by becoming gatekeepers, for this reason it is said that large platforms have achieved “tailor-made” legislation. • Lets wait to see if new regulation will suppose a real legel of competitiveness in the field of tourism sector, especially between hotels and acommodation plarforms. 12 COM(2022) 571 final; 7.11.2022