The Short Term Accommodation Association

Supporting the responsible growth of the short-term accommodation industry

Our Mission

The UK Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA) was founded in 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.

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Marketplace

Our marketplace helps anyone in the industry find reputable companies in the sector that you can trust to support the growth of your business. There are two types of companies in our marketplace, accredited property managers (members) for owners who want to professionally short-let their property and suppliers (affilites) who provide services to hosts and companies. We offer special discounts to members.

Our impact

STAA members and the wider industry help to generate:

  • Providing more choice for consumers
  • Growing accommodation supply for travellers in more diverse locations
  • Adding income for government
  • Supporting local business growth
  • Creating employment opportunities
  • Enabling a more sustainable use of space
  • Adding income for individuals
  • Making the UK tourism industry more competitive

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.
Source: PWC

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.
Source: Vrbo

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.
Source: Airbnb

Short-term rental business members

Become a member

The STAA offers membership for short-term rental hosts, short-term rental businesses, and companies supplying or assisting the short-term rental industry.

Members include:

See the full list here

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Our membership plans

For individuals

Eligibility:Individuals or businesses hosting and/or managing up to 50 properties.

Entitlements & Benefits:

  • Weekly newsletter
  • Regular flash updates
  • Free access to STAA events
  • Discounts on the marketplace
  • STAA logo on their website
Join

£10/month

For short-term rental companies

Eligibility:Companies facilitating bookings or managing short-term rentals managing from 51 properties upwards.

Entitlements & Benefits:

  • Everything included in host membership, plus…
  • List your business on the STAA marketplace
  • Bespoke newsflashes on important developments
  • Input on industry position papers
  • Right to vote for the board
  • Attendance at STAA meetings
Join

Starting from £100/month

For industry suppliers

Eligibility:Companies which sell to or provide services for the short-term accommodation sector.

Entitlements & Benefits:

  • All host and business membership benefits (excluding right to input on industry position papers)
  • Advertise in the STAA weekly newsletter
Join

£200/month

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