The main hoteliers union, l'Union des métiers et des industries de l'hôtellerie (UMIH), and Groupement national des chaînes hôtelières (GNC) have called on their members in cities where matches are being played not to hand over taxe de séjour payments for the duration of the tournament, which runs from June 10 to July 10. They say that Abritel-HomeAway - which offers private properties for short-term rents - has not made plans to collect the tax from clients staying in host cities. The company, a subsidiary of US giant Expedia, rejects the claim. Unions said cheques, payable to the Trésor Public, should be sent to departmental business federations. They say that local authorities are likely to miss out on at least €7.5million in revenue due to the protest. Source: The Connexion