Tourism minister (and vice-president) Bel Busquets at the conference in Madrid. | @VicepresidencIB
Speaking at the conference of regional tourism ministers in Madrid on Wednesday, the Balearics minister Bel Busquets stated that the 300,000 euros fine levied on Airbnb was very much still in place. "The company was fined in February for advertising illegal tourist accommodation. The legal procedures for this have been completed, and the fine is as it was, the submissions against it having been dismissed." Two other websites, HomeAway and TripAdvisor, were fined the same amount for the same reason a few weeks after the Airbnb fine was announced.