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Barcelona targets home rental websites to crack on 'uncontrolled' tourism

Thursday, August 27th 2015 - 05:04 UTC
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Barcelona's new mayor is picking a fight with home rental websites as she tries to crack down on uncontrolled tourism that she fears could drive out poor residents and spoil the Catalan capital's charm. Ada Colau is threatening to fine firms like Airbnb and if they market apartments from tourists without a number showing that they are on the Catalan tourism register. Read full article


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  • Klingon

    Isn't that a good thing driving out the poor?
    They can find some other country to live in

    Aug 27th, 2015 - 11:03 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I bet there is a fee payable to the “authorities” to register the hovel they want to rent.

    It's not a game, it's all about money in the pockets of the new coalition.

    Just like the coalition of The Broad Fraud in Uruguay it seems to me.

    These clowns think that they can chase the companies through the courts, Uber showed them otherwise.

    Aug 27th, 2015 - 11:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Chicureo

    My son has started using Airbnb and is very happy with the results. Last trip was a bedroom & bath in the upper west Manhattan for he and his wife at $65 a night!
    (Clean, good neighborhood and friendly)

    Most of this worldwide fight over alternative taxis and hotels is tax revenue and captive markets. (In NYC it's FAR cheaper to use a limo to go from Kennedy to mid-town Manhattan than it is to take a taxi. Using Uber is far cheaper than both.)

    Aug 27th, 2015 - 04:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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