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Fears about overtourism have prompted the new holiday rental website to ban properties owned by businesses and donate 50% of commission to community projects

Ethical holiday rental website has launched its reservations system offering travellers a chance to book in at city apartments that support community projects. The site aims to be a marketplace for “authentic, fair and conscious tourism” and promises to donate 50% of its commission to social projects selected by local residents.

“In Amsterdam the money will go to a community gardening project in the north and an urban agriculture project for migrant women in the south-east – both poorer parts of the city,” said’s Spanish founder, Sito Veracruz.

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Share a tip on winter destinations for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucher

Know the perfect place for a winter break in Europe or the UK? Send in a tip and you could be heading there again thanks to

Cosy bars and cafes, frosty landscapes, festivals of light, food or music … A cold-weather break means different – and often more memorable – pleasures from those enjoyed in kinder temperatures. This week we’d love to hear about where in the UK or Europe you like to head in winter, whether it’s a great hotel, a buzzing town or city, or an activity hub for sportier types.

Tell us about where you stayed and what you did, including prices and websites if applicable. We’re not talking skiing trips here – but other winter sports like skating or snowshoeing would be great.

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