Authorities in the Balearic Islands have jacked up fines on landlords illegally renting apartments to tourists. The penalties come in response to growing fears of a housing shortage in tourism hotspots like Ibiza and Mallorca.
If you have an apartment in Berlin, you can consider yourself lucky. The market is tight and the city is all the rage, causing owners to rent out more flats to tourists and worsening an already severe housing shortage.
Homesharing giant Airbnb announced that it will automatically cap rentals in central Paris to 120 nights a year, bringing it in line with the French capital's legal limit.
Berlin's popularity with tourists is growing, but so is local residents' resentment: noise, rubbish levels and prices are rising. Is the tourism boom backfiring? We assess the mood in Berlin's Kreuzberg district.
Visitors to Mallorca will probably have to dig deeper into their pockets from 2018 onwards. The parties in the Balearic Islands’ left-wing coalition government have agreed to a doubling of the controversial tourism tax.
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