Government statistics have shown that there were 15 per cent more foreign tourists in Andalucía in January compared to the same month last year.
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Security is becoming increasingly important these days and the owners of more than 5,660 holiday homes in Malaga province who have registered their properties with the Junta de Andalucía are also required to provide the police with details of every client who stays in their property.
The Register of Tourist Accommodation in Andalucía has only recently come into force, and many owners of holiday accommodation may not be aware of this additional requirement. However, the governmental sub-delegate’s office in Malaga has confirmed that people who rent a property to tourists must pass on the identity details of the clients to the Citizen Participation Unit of the police force, just as the hotels have to do.
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The first decree to regulate private holiday accommodation in Andalusia has resulted in nearly 4,500 applications for registration in the first week since the new regulations came into force on 11th May. Under the terms of this decree, anyone who is renting or wishes to rent a residential property to tourists and who markets it through intermediaries or online must obtain a registration number and comply with certain conditions.
The Junta de Andalucía’s Tourism Department says that in this first week, more applications were made in Malaga than any other province in the region: 1,379 compared with 251 in Cadiz, 189 in Seville, 87 in Cordoba, 68 in Granada, 65 in Almería, 50 in Huelva and just 11 in Jaén.
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The largest leisure park in Andalucía was given the go-ahead by Torremolinos council on Tuesday when the new town planning regulations (PGOU) were approved almost unanimously.
The giant leisure park, built and developed by Intu Properties, will include shops, restaurants, a dry ski slope and large pool with surf waves. The chosen location will be the area between the Palacio de Congresos and the motorway.
Direct investment in the new leisure park is expected to reach 650 million euros. A further 550 million euros will be invested indirectly.
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The first law to control private holiday rentals in Andalucía has been approved. Owners who are already renting to tourists are now obliged to register the property on the ‘Registro de Turismo’ as will any others planning to offer villas, apartments or rooms in their own home as tourist accommodation. However, the new decree has led to an influx of questions at the tourism department:
What is considered to be tourist accommodation?
Any building in Andalucía which is habitually offered as accommodation at a price fixed by the owner and which is advertised through tourism channels, such as travel agencies or online platforms. According to the Junta’s Tourism Delegation in Malaga, every property which is publicised on these portals and puts the owner in touch with travellers has to be registered as tourist accommodation. This does not, however, include tourist accommodation in officially designated rural areas, because this is already covered by an existing decree. Nor does the new regulation apply to owners who have three or more properties which are used as tourist accommodation but are within a radius of one kilometre. In their case, they are regulated by the ‘Apartamentos Turísticos’ decree, which has also been modified, under the sector regarding tourist complexes.
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