We work closely with municipalities around the world to ensure the cities our partners are based in remain thriving destinations.
In some high-demand cities, new legislation has come into force to protect both residents and guests, and to help prevent illegal holiday rentals.
Will I be affected by this new legislation?
Laws related to partners hosting guests only apply to certain cities.
For those cities that have legislation in place, each has different rules that apply.
What legislation applies to my city?
Some municipalities limit bookings to a maximum number of nights per calendar year.
Others may put a limit on guest occupancy for fire safety reasons.
In other cases, partners must have a licence to host guests.
Where can I find out more about these laws?
You can find more detailed information, as well as the latest updates about which legislation applies to you, on your local municipality’s website:
How will I be affected by this legislation?
If you don’t have an operating licence for one of the affected cities, then there will be a limited number of nights per calendar year that guests can book at your property.
You’ll be able to see how many nights you have remaining below your calendar.
Depending on your city, there may also be limits on how many guests can stay in your property at one time.
I have a licence. What do I need to do?
If you have an operating licence, make sure your details are up-to-date and that you have shared these details with us.
If you still need to share this information, enter the details on your extranet.
What happens when I reach the limit of nights guests can stay?
Once you’ve reached the maximum number of nights booked per calendar year, you won’t have any availability until the start of the following year. Your property will, however, still be visible to guests on Booking.com.
What happens if I get a cancellation?
If a guest cancels, we’ll make your property available for bookings again. Guests can make reservations up to the maximum number of nights available, until you reach your annual limit.