Online platforms crucial for short-term accommodation providers

first_imgAccording to a survey conducted by the European Commission on the provision of accommodation for tourists based on the sharing economy, service providers are mostly satisfied with the rental system.They most often reach guests through online platforms (70,3%), and cite bureaucracy and frequent changes in the rules governing their business as the biggest obstacles that could lead to the cessation of service provision. The majority of short-term accommodation service providers, 56,36% of them to be precise, confirmed that they use their primary residence in which they reside continuously or secondary residence, in which they reside on a temporary basis, for the needs of the activity. For more than two-thirds of respondents, income from short-term accommodation activities accounts for less than half of their total annual income.In terms of guest relations, the majority of respondents (51,4%) confirmed that they did not experience problems during the rental process, while the majority of the rest of the respondents said that the problems were mostly simple in nature and easily solvable. When commenting on the rules governing the provision of short-term accommodation, respondents ’responses differed with respect to the country of origin. Respondents from countries that reacted negatively to the rules, such as Italy, Germany, Spain and France, highlighted tax regulations as particularly problematic.Despite some difficulties, based on the key results of the survey and based on the explanations of the respondents, short-term accommodation providers within the sharing economy are generally satisfied with their activity and intend to continue to provide this type of service. The vast majority of them (70,3%) confirmed that they use online platforms almost exclusively to reach guests.An online survey was conducted from January 24 to March 14, 2017 on a sample of 391 short-term accommodation providers to gain a better understanding of the sharing economy and its main features within the short-term accommodation provider sector. The survey was not conducted on the basis of a representative sample, but represents a basic insight into the situation on the short-term accommodation market with regard to the experiences of service providers. As early as 2016, the European Commission analyzed the attitudes of users within the sharing economy, as part of activities aimed at gaining insight that can then be used in the process of adapting consumer and marketing regulations.Source: HGKlast_img read more

Ronaldo Puts Portugal into Last 16

first_imgEURO2016Cristiano Ronaldo scored two trademark brilliant goals Wednesday to go into European Championship history and rescue Portugal in a 3-3 draw that took them into the last 16.The Real Madrid ace became the first player to score at four European championship finals and his 17th match in a Euro tournament was also a record. The 31-year-old opened his account in style with a deft backheel flick on 50 minutes, then a bullet header 12 minutes later to twice equalise at the Stade de Lyon.The result left Hungary on top of Group F. Portugal squeezed through as one of the best third-place finishers, but now face a tough tie against Croatia.“It was an insane match,” said man-of-the-match Ronaldo.“We had to chase down the match, it was very hot, but the main goal was to qualify.“I can’t say I’m not happy, these are good records, but the priority was to make it through to the 16,” Ronaldo added.Following their draws with Iceland and Austria, Portugal’s captain had been feeling the pressure.He threw a TV reporter’s microphone in a lake on the morning of the game in Lyon.But he delivered when it mattered as Portugal equalised three times in a topsy-turvy match.Hungary captain Balazs Dzsudzsak matched Ronaldo by netting two second-half goals as the mighty Magyars continued to surprise by winning the group.Three draws were enough to see Portugal advance in third behind Iceland.Hungary took the lead in sweltering conditions at the Stade de Lyon when veteran midfielder Zoltan Gera unleashed a thunderbolt.There appeared nothing on when Portugal fail to clear a corner, but the 37-year-old Gera belted a low left-footed drive into the bottom-right corner which gave Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio no chance on 19 minutes.At the other end, Hungary goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly, who has made grey sweatpants the must-have fashion item back home, saved a swirling Ronaldo free-kick on 29 minutes.Nani had the ball in the Hungary net five minutes from the break, but his effort was ruled offside.The Fenerbahce forward was not to be denied, though, when his crisp finish, after a lovely pass in from Ronaldo, put Portugal level on 42 minutes.The game burst into life with four goals in the opening 20 minutes of the second-half.Hungary regained the lead just two minutes after the break when Dzsudzsak’s well-struck free-kick took a slight deflection off the Portugal wall on 47 minutes.Yet, with his country in need, Ronaldo came up trumps.The Real superstar made sure he would leave Lyon with two records when he flicked his shot past Kiraly on 50 minutes to make it 2-2.But Portugal’s second equaliser only served to galvanise Hungary’s resolve.Dzsudzsak drilled a free-kick off the wall, but pounced on the rebound and his left-footed shot deflected off Nani, past Rui Patricio, into the far corner on 55 minutes for a 3-2 lead.There was, however, no denying Ronaldo.Just moments after coming on, Ricardo Quaresma fired in a corner and Ronaldo drove his header past Kiraly on 62 minutes.By now it was end-to-end stuff as Hungary’s attacking midfielder Akos Elek hit the woodwork on 64 minutes, but it stayed 3-3 at the final whistle.As Hungary’s German coach Bernd Storck put it: “We didn’t give them many chances, but whenever Ronaldo has the ball, he can score.“We all know he’s a world class player and you can’t control him.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

First Assembly of God to host food drive in August

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — First Assembly of God of Wellington will be hosting a food drive for the month of August. Please drop off your non-perishable food item at 326 w. Botkin St.The church will be available for drop offs during regular church hours or every Friday in August from 7 to 8 p.m.For questions please call Nobie Cooper at 620-968-8055.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Issues and Answers – Interview with Mayor Jim Eglinski

first_imgMayor Jim Eglinksi joined Andrew Tylosky on Monday Morning’s Issues and Answers to discuss a wide range of recent issues in Fort St. John, including the Enerplex, Visitor Information Centre and more.Download the show as an .MP3 Here. If you have a question, comment or show idea, email Advertisement –last_img