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These are the municipalities most flooded tourist housing

Barcelona is the city where most flats or rooms offered, but if account is taken of the inhabitant, Pollença is the town's most hectic

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These are the municipalities most flooded tourist housing

Barcelona is city where most flats or rooms offered, but if account is taken of inhabitant, Pollença is town's most hectic

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The past month of July re were 31 Spanish cities with more than 1,500 rental properties for tourists. The majority of m (23) are on mediterranean coast, according to Airdna, a company specialized database that collects and analyses supply of Airbnb, main platform in Spain to offer housing for rent cheap. Add to this increase in use of se flats tour: up to July, 5.6 million international travelers stayed in apartments on ir vacations, according to INE, a 30,81% more than same period of previous year.

The three cities, with most offering holiday homes are Barcelona (22.733 properties in at least one day of July), Madrid (18.433) and Valencia (6.551). Although if you measure tourist pressure by number of properties per resident, ones who suffer most from this phenomenon are Pollença (Balearic islands), with an apartment for every eight residents, Tarifa (Cádiz), a property for every 11 inhabitants; Roses (Girona) and Alcúdia (Balearic islands), both with an apartment on rent for every 12 residents. A very strong pressure on four points of tourist highlights of Spanish coast, which should be even greater when taking into account or platforms like HomeAway. If you look at data overall, in Spain re is a property for every 182 people, only at Airbnb.

With a computer, you can get everything you need for a holiday: buying plane flight, tickets to museums, displacement in site and, of course, accommodation. The Internet has opened avenues for savings for customers once reserved to professionals, and also to do business, in particular through housing of use holiday, whose bid has soared in recent years, especially in coastal areas. In Spain to rent out flats to tourists is not new, but yes that is done in current quantities, through platforms such as Airbnb or HomeAway. In July, it reached in a day an offer of up to 255.183 properties (between self-contained apartments, shared and private rooms offered on Airbnb, a 119% more than same month of 2016.

The data of consulting Airdna show that this type of accommodation grows at same time that turistificación in certain tourist spots. And with this, some problems such as turismofobia, especially in Catalonia and Balearic islands, in a month that will go down in history for being most international travelers arrived in Spain (10.5 million). A social problem that also has economic impacts important. “The hotels re are still in excess of increase in supply of holiday homes because more tourists come. The problem will be when to change trend and let us grow,” warns José Luis Zoreda, vice-chairman and spokesman of Exceltur, a lobby of tourist sector Spanish. According to calculations of Exceltur, number of floors tourist exceeded in 2016 of hotel rooms already in 22 cities.

Moreover, this growth seems to have plateaued. This wave does not cease because it is profitable, despite legal morass in which is into this business. The landlords manage to bring same thing for ten nights rental to tourists for a month to a local resident, eir in beach areas or big cities like Madrid. To avoid this, you are imposing new restrictions. In Balearic islands has established a limit to places tourist legal, in Barcelona, has been forced to close over 2,000 holiday apartments and Madrid is changing rules of Community to restrict this phenomenon. The regulations very restrictive, established in communities like Canary islands, Castile and León and Galicia has collided with laws of jurisdiction, since authority in this matter (CNMC) looks unjustified barriers to entry to apartments in favor of or business like hotels.

Andalusia, a leader for communities

By autonomous communities, Andalusia is one that most cities have between 31 and with more than 1,500 rental properties. In particular, eight towns in andalusia had a higher bid in July (Malaga, Seville, Marbella, Granada, Mijas, Benalmádena, Estepona and Tarifa). It was followed by Valencian Community with six (Valencia, Alicante, Torrevieja, Denia, Calpe and Javea) and Catalonia, Balearic islands and Canary islands, with five.

In Spain, according to data collected by Airdna, supply in July grew by 119% compared to same month of previous year. A growth rate that even exceeds that in cities like Alicante (+139%) and Salou (+285%). In some points like Rate, Roses or Marbella is unknown climb, because re is no data for July 2016.

Among three cities with greatest number of properties on offer, Madrid is one that experienced a major growth (+75%), compared to Valencia (+49%) and Barcelona (+13%). Some increases are justified, mainly, by growing demand for this type of accommodation. In fact, occupation of se housing rentals in July was 60,7%, only one percentage point below that of hotel occupancy, according to Airdna. If you use statistics of INE, occupancy per apartment tourist was 70%, three percentage points less than hotel (73,14%).

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