ECOnomic terrorists Gabby Barcelo and his lot
Frank... I have nothing to with rentals at all as I said before do I need to say it again !!
My post makes plenty of sense to most people !
I would stop guessing because you are a long way off !!
September is a month not a year and usually a very good month for business but this year is very quiet due to the rental legistration next year is going to worse . Sorry to hear you are another victim of this backward thinking government .
On our recent Pollensa visit I voiced that I thought the area (town and port) was busier than typical of past years in September. However, one business owner said that she found it a lot quieter than usual for September. One conclusion would be the same or more tourists but spending less money. Interesting to see how 2018 pans out.
Hi Paul. Could be, but as Foro Vacacional and Abtur are associations for holiday apartment owners and agents, of which I am a member, I assumed his post related to that, as we are the most affected. Oh well.
Frank - from Jason's posts, I would assume he runs a bar/restaurant/shop and is suffering as a result of fewer tourists being there as a result of the rentals crackdown
@Jason. Re-read your own article chump. How can you have a bad September if you don't do holiday rentals, - and how can " September usually be a good year" ?. If you don't do holiday rentals you must do long-term rentals, so how are you affected by the new tourist laws that you're bleating about ? I'm not being a "smart-ass", your post doesn't make sense !
Frank....I don't do holiday rentals !!!! I'm 70% down in September as direct result of lack of people due to rental legistration and next year looks a lot lot worse.
I suspect most resorts are feeling it !
Get your facts right before trying to be a smart ass !!!
@Jason. The new laws only apply to rentals of less than a month. You're only affected if you let for just a week or two, - so if you're affected by this new law your bookings should be down by 100% surely ?
Leaving aside for a moment the looming Armageddon in Catalonia, I would like to see mass demonstrations in the streets here against the totally destructive policies of this minority government, Head honcho from Més only had 14% of the vote when he started but has crept up to be the destroyer of free enterprise on those islands, and will be responsible for a predicted €525 million net loss to the Balearic's economy and extreme poverty for many families. I don't think we can wait until their term is up. Damage already done to tourism will take years to repair. I fear that it will never recover from this - given the alternatives that tourists have. Many residents among the British community are leaving - and I suspect Germans as well. A good thing many may say - but we have all spent a fortune here supporting businesses etc. over the decades and deserve to be treated better. At least EU residents here should be given a vote given how much they contribute to the economy.
We cannot wait until 2019 we need this policy to be changed now.. people pressure!!