Short-stay accommodation platforms Airbnb, Booking, Expedia Group and Tripadvisor agreed to share their data with Eurostat, the statistical agency of the European Union (EU). The data will contribute to more complete statistics on tourist accommodation and will enable Eurostat to publish more reliable tourism data. These platforms agreed to share their data on a continuous basis. Datasets will include number of nights booked and number of guests and will be aggregated at the municipality level. Eurostat expects to publish the first statistics in the second half of 2020. This data is expected to help policymakers make evidence based policies.