There are some 43,000 "places" available to legally registered as holiday accommodation. | Marco Torres
Matilde Asián, the new secretary-of-state for tourism, is to seek agreement from regional tourism ministers for harmonised regulation of holiday rentals across the whole of Spain. If she achieves this, it would represent a major change for the national government, which had devolved responsibility for regulation to the regions. The consequence of this devolution of powers is that different rules apply region-by-region.