Short-term rentals severely impact housing and life in our communities: our Fair Guests in Portugal will donate half of the platform’s commissions to CASA – Centro de Apoio ao Sem Abrigo, to provide immediate relief and help homeless people throughout the country.
According to many researchers around the world, platforms like Fairbnb.coop can contribute to building a genuine sharing economy and, through sustainable tourism models like ours, help overcome the serious distortions of the vacation rental market.
The consequences of the pandemic will not be enough to return them to their inhabitants, if we do not put a brake on a market that is just waiting to return to the status quo ante. But normality was a problem and the solution could come from below, from the networks of communities who propose self-regulating sustainable tourism models, like Fairbnb.coop.
The pandemic gives us a once in a lifetime chance to break the mould. We don’t want to go back to the past, because the past is the problem. Business as usual is not an option. Regenerative tourism can be a solution for the years and the world to come: let’s build a different future together!
Fairbnb.coop joins the manifesto “Towards a people and planet-oriented (digital) transition in Europe: platform cooperatives and their fundamental role in the context of recovery”.