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.
In Mallorca, the bathing bans imposed after the sighting of highly toxic jellyfish have been lifted. On Thursday no more red flags were hoisted, it was said from the island capital Palma.
Palma on the island of Mallorca plans to become the first Spanish city to prohibit the rental of apartments to tourists.
Amsterdam announced it will impose a new 30-day curb on renting out private homes via websites like Airbnb from next year, seeking to stem a deluge of tourists flocking to its famous canals.
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.
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