The demand for innovative hospitality concepts that incorporate home sharing experiences continues to grow. This fact is emphasized by the latest action taken by the Dutch government to reduce private home sharing in Amsterdam.
Starting in 2019, people of Amsterdam can rent out their homes via holiday rental platforms for only 30 days a year. The city council has thereby lowered the maximum rental days by half, from 60 to 30 days.
According to the local newspaper “Trouw”, 5000 apartments, houses and houseboats are constantly rented to tourists.
“I recognise that reducing the length of time is not the solution to city congestion but it will reduce the problems caused by tourists in some areas and will make it less inviting to use your home as a way to earn money,” said housing alderman Laurens Ivens.
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Swiss-based HoCoSo stands for Hospitality Consulting Solutions and brings together teams of global experts to create tailor-made solutions for client projects. Jonathan Humphries, Chairman and Owner of HoCoSo and his direct team share over 50 years of experience and specialize in the extended stay hospitality market, the boutique sector and resort developments in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Innovative and future-oriented approaches are created for all of our clients within the following three fields of services:
- Product & Concept creation, for portfolio- & individual project developments.
- Strategic Project Scoping, Execution & Asset Management, with a focus on strategic business planning, partner selection, market & financial feasibility studies.
- Hospitality Education for students, companies, and hospitality/academic institutions, with a focus on course development, training & teaching innovation.
Jonathan Humphries is the Chairman and Owner of HoCoSo. He brings together teams of global experts to suit a client’s needs.
Jonathan Humphries has almost twenty years’ experience in the hotel and real estate sectors. For the last eleven years he covered EMEA region, supporting the expansion of Marriott International’s fifteen brands. He brought a tailor-made extended-stay Residence Inn by Marriott concept to Europe in 2008. He has been engaged on major acquisitions, renovations, extensions, re-brandings, contract extensions and terminations and created strategic road maps for both countries and cities across EMEA.
In the past two years, Jonathan was in charged with creating and delivering new industry focused courses in Hotel Asset Management and Hotel Planning and Development, as a Senior Lecturer, for École hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL). Over 1,000 students completed the first ever Hotel Asset Management course for Europe and courses in Hotel Development & Planning.