Inge Janssen leads the Public Affairs function for Europe, Middle East and Africa at Booking.com. She joined the company in April 2016 to help create a global public affairs function for Booking.com, and since then has built the EMEA public affairs team from the ground up. She is a member of the company's Extended Leadership Team (ELT). Inge is passionate about ensuring businesses grow in an ethical and sustainable way and create a positive societal impact. Inge loves travelling and lives in Amsterdam with her family. Prior to joining Booking.com, she spent 10 years in Brussels, where she served amongst other things as a policy advisor in the European Parliament and as a senior manager public policy at Liberty Global. Inge is the Chair of EU Travel Tech and holds degrees from the university of Maastricht and King’s College in London.

20 September 2023

Empowering Europe’s small and independent accommodations

Travel is a force for good in the world, and it is also a powerful economic engine. Before the pandemic, WTTC calculated that the tourism sector […]
4 July 2023

You can spend a night at Barbie’s Malibu DreamHouse in July

Get ready to experience the ultimate Barbie fantasy. In an unprecedented move to celebrate and promote the premiere of the highly anticipated movie “Barbie”, scheduled for […]
29 June 2023

European accommodation barometer signals record revenue expectations

After a year of robust recovery in occupancy rates and room prices, almost half of European hoteliers are anticipating 2023 to generate the highest revenue ever […]
12 June 2023

France to crack down on tax loophole benefiting Airbnb

On Friday June 9th, France’s Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire stated that he was in favor of reforming the highly advantageous taxation granted to short-term […]
5 June 2023

Airbnb takes New York City to court over short-term rental regulations

On Thursday June 1st, Airbnb sued the City of New York for the restrictions it will apply from July on its short-term rentals, which require hosts […]
5 June 2023

Florence to ban short-term rentals in its historic center

On Thursday June 1st, the Municipality of Florence announced that it will ban the use of residential properties for short-term rental services, such as Airbnb, in […]
18 May 2023

Flight school in Alaska gives second life to old planes turning them into Airbnbs

Three retired air cargo aircraft are having a second life in Alaska. Retired pilot Jon Kotwicki founded FLY8MA, a flight school in Big Lake, Alaska, and […]
5 May 2023

Kenzo’s minimalist Parisian villa is up for sale

There’s a lot we could and should say about Paris but one thing’s for sure, it’s not what you would call a haven of peace. There’s […]
23 March 2023

Could these be the best youth hostels in France?

Hotels are nice, sure, but they tend to come with one major flaw: the price. Especially now that the coast of living has gone up impressively, […]
16 March 2023

Could these be the best holiday cabins in Europe?

We’ve done the legwork so you can save your energy for hiking – or pampering. Find your next holiday cabin here. 1. Kilsti Lodges, Norway – […]
1 March 2023

Paris’ Opera House that inspired ‘Phantom of the Opera’ becomes an Airbnb, but there is a catch

For many culture freaks, there’s nothing like spending a night out at the opera. You start by getting in the mood by drinking a little aperitif […]
27 February 2023

EU ministers ready to pass new rules for short-term rental platforms

The European Commission presented the legislative proposal to reform short-term rental (STR) platforms last November, seeking to update the registration process for hosts across the EU […]
23 February 2023

This retired Boeing 737 was given a second life as a luxury villa

A retired Boeing 737 has been turned into a private luxury villa, sitting at the top of a cliff near Bali’s Nyang-Nyang Beach. The aircraft belonged […]
23 February 2023

Joshua Tree’s ‘Invisible House’ hit the market for $18 million

Invisibility is something we’ve all dreamt about at least once in our lives but sadly, there’s no way just yet for us mortals to make ourselves […]
14 February 2023

Airbnb launches new ‘Heritage’ category in Belgium

On January 29th, Airbnb announced the signing of a new partnership with the Royal Association of Historic Houses & Gardens of Belgium as well as the […]
7 February 2023

Airbnb to require ID verification process on its platform to increase safety

Airbnb has announced that starting this spring the company will require all users booking reservations on its platform to verify their identity before booking. The company […]