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Free webinar on offer for holiday rental owners in the Balearic Islands

A free webinar organised by Spain-Holiday.com promising to help holiday rental owners in the Balearic Islands will take place on Thursday 22 March at 12:00 CET (Central European Time).

The webinar will aim to help holiday rental owners and agents, Airbnb hosts and property investors navigate the latest legal changes affecting holiday rental properties in Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera.

It comes after Mallorca made headlines all over the globe for the wrong reasons last summer, with locals left frustrated by a type of ‘tourism gentrification’ that was forcing residents out of the central city properties so they could be used for lucrative short-term lets instead.

Despite the tourism industry in Spain and the Spanish islands celebrating record levels of tourists, local residents were finding the levels of tourism and the negative impact on their way of life increasingly intolerable.

Consequently, the local government has introduced and implemented a range of new laws to limit tourism and resolve the issue of “over tourism” on the Balearic Islands. Further measures have also been proposed for implementation at a later date.

The changes have inevitably affected both the hotel industry and those offering self-catering accommodation, which account for 84.2% and 15.4% of tourism to the islands respectively.

To help those in the industry, Spain-Holiday.com is hosting a FREE webinar on the ‘Legal Changes Affecting Holiday Rentals in the Balearic Islands’. It consists of a 30-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute Q&A session, with topics covered including the current legal requirements for holiday rental properties, tourist rezoning areas, tax and insurance obligations and the proposed measures for a sustainable future in tourism.

The webinar is the first in a series of webinars being run by Spain-Holiday.com.  To register for the ‘Legal Changes Affecting Holiday Rentals in the Balearic Islands’ webinar, would-be participants should follow this link. Once the form has been filled out, an email will be sent to confirm attendance at the webinar as well as a link to access the webinar when required.

When the day of the webinar arrives, participants will need to click on the link in the email at the arranged time and this will open the webinar website and automatically log participants in where the moderator will be waiting online.

All that is needed to participate is a computer, internet connection and speakers or headphones, with no call for a microphone or webcam. This webinar, and all subsequent webinars, are completely free to attend.

For those unable to attend the webinar, or those who wish to watch it again after the event, all the videos of the webinars will be found on Spain-Holiday.com’s industry blog, Rental Buzz, where information about future webinars and the latest holiday rental industry news can also be sourced.

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