Embracing Change: New Airbnb Legislation and Its Impact on York’s Tourism

February 28, 2024
2 min read
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As a cornerstone of York’s hospitality, New Holgate is dedicated not only to providing a luxurious experience for our guests but also to engaging constructively with the evolving landscape of travel and accommodation. With recent developments in short-term let legislation, we are at the forefront of a pivotal shift in the tourism industry.


A New Era for Short-Term Lets

The government's recent announcement of requiring planning permission for properties rented out for more than 90 days a year aims to address the housing challenges faced by local communities while maintaining the vitality of the visitor economy. At New Holgate, we see this as an opportunity to ensure that travel and accommodation in York—and across the UK—flourish responsibly.


Nick Bradley Weighs In

Our very own Nick Bradley, owner of New Holgate, was asked by Conde Nast Traveller to weigh in on the matter. In a thoughtful dialogue, Nick shares his insights on how a controlled approach to Airbnb and short-term holiday rentals can level the playing field, benefiting both the industry and guests.


The Local Perspective

As a York resident, Nick understands the issues from both sides. "While I acknowledge that holiday rentals have posed challenges for our community, particularly in terms of parking and housing accessibility, they also contribute significantly to York's economy," says Nick. The goal is to strike a balance, ensuring that York remains a welcoming destination for tourists without detracting from the quality of life for its residents.


Looking Ahead

The implementation of these rules will require careful navigation, but Nick is optimistic: "Although enforcing the new regulations may present challenges, it is undoubtedly a step in the right direction." At New Holgate, we are committed to contributing positively to this dialogue and advocating for policies that support sustainable tourism.


Join the Conversation As we prepare for these changes, we invite you to engage with us, share your thoughts, and stay informed about how these developments will shape the future of travel and tourism in York.


Read the full article featuring Nick Bradley's insights here.


Closing Thoughts

At New Holgate, we remain steadfast in our mission to provide an exceptional experience for our guests while supporting the community we call home. We are excited about the future and the positive changes these new rules will bring to York's vibrant tapestry of history, culture, and hospitality.

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