For the second time in a row, its tourism sector ranked as the most competitive in the world, according to the World Economic Forum, ...continue reading "Spain’s tourism industry ranked as the most competitive in the world"

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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Spain has shattered its own tourism record for the seventh year in a row: 75.3 million foreign visitors made their way to the country in 2016. That’s 7.2 million more than in 2015, for a rise of 9.9%, according to early figures from Spain’s Energy and Tourism Ministry.

Visitors to Spain in 2016 shelled out a total of €77 billion, up 8.3% from 2015 figures, while average per capita spending was €1,023 for a more modest rise of 3.75%. The average daily amount spent by visitors was €138, some 6.5% higher than a year earlier.
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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 Holiday Homealso 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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Many owners of holiday rental properties are now rushing to register them as tourist accommodation in order to comply with new regulations which come into force on 11 May.

Vacation rental in MarbellaThe number of applications to register a property on the ‘Registro de Turismo de Andalucía’ had increased by 705% by the end of April, according to Monsalud Galindo, the regional government’s Tourism delegate in Malaga. Between 1 January and 30 April, there were 1,736 applications to register rental properties, compared with just 246 in the same period of 2015. Next Wednesday is the first day that registration numbers will be assigned, enabling owners to rent their properties legally.
The new decree states that any property in Andalucía must be registered if it is habitually rented out for holidays at a price set by the owner and is marketed through tourism channels such as travel agents or online platforms.
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