New hospitality bill to tighten rules on Slovenia’s Airbnb properties

A new hospitality bill that has recently been sent into public consultation brings stricter rules for renting out flats and houses to tourists on platform such as Airbnb. Service providers will have to get registered, have an identification number, and obtain certain permits, while facing high fines for breaking the new rules.

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The Economy Ministry has drafted the hospitality industry bill following a growing trend in short-term renting of private property to tourists in recent years, as over 9,700 pieces of flats or houses in Slovenia were advertised on Airbnb in 2019, generating EUR 66.5 million in revenue.

An individual or a legal entity will face a fine of EUR 4,000-10,000 for failing to obtain permit.