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THE Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA)


Supporting the development of short-term accommodation in the UK

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THE Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA)


Supporting the development of short-term accommodation in the UK

 

Our mission

The UK Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA) was founded in March 2017 with a clear purpose in mind: ensuring greater cooperation to tackle common industry challenges and seizing shared opportunities in this growing sector. To this end, we are seeking to work with all stakeholders towards a stable and supportive regulatory environment that promotes the UK as a global leader in the provision of short-term accommodation.

 

Our Members



Our Members



Our members

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Our Impact


Our Impact


Our impact

STAA members and the wider industry help to generate:

   More choice for consumers

   More accommodation supply for travellers

   A more optimal use of space

   Added income for individuals

   Added income for government

   Employment opportunities

   Local business growth

   A more competitive tourism industry

 

Key statistics:
 

➔     The UK’s sharing economy has been predicted to expand at over 30% per year over the next decade, generating £18bn of revenue for platforms and facilitating about £140bn worth of transactions per year by 2025. [1]

➔     A 2014 HomeAway/London School of Economics study found that the total spent per year by holiday rental clients in the UK is approximately £4.35 billion, creating over 95,000 jobs across the country. [2]

➔     63% of hosts reported that Airbnb income helped them pay bills they would otherwise struggle to pay, and a typical Airbnb host in London earns around £3,000 by renting out for 33 nights a year. [3]

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Our Work


Our Work


Our work


   Promoting the industry and educating stakeholders about the different business models that exist

   Developing the short-term accommodation market

   Helping companies to make connections with potential customers, partners and suppliers

   Providing a forum for the industry to address policy and regulatory challenges

   Engaging with national and local government officials to build a supportive business environment for the industry and    to tackle policy challenges

   Developing industry standards and providing a mechanism for the sharing of best practice

   Engaging with other international sectoral associations

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Membership & Contact


Membership & Contact


Membership


We would like our association to be as inclusive and reflective of the UK short-term accommodation ecosystem as possible. Membership is therefore open to all companies that promote, provide or service short-term accommodation rentals. Affiliate membership is also available to businesses or organisations that have an interest in the short-term accommodation sector. Please get in touch to find out more about joining us!

Contact


For further details, please contact: enquiries@ukstaa.org