Hotels vs Illegal Accommodation

ALM Hotel Albayzín del MarThe Asociación de Hoteleros de la Costa is going to go after illegal tourist accommodation on the Costa Tropical.

The newly elected Chairman of the said hotel association, Jesus Megías, who is the owner of Hotel Albayzín del Mar in Almuñécar (a 4-star establishment with 232 rooms and 71 suites) is fed up that illegal tourist accommodation is having its heyday via the Internet, where it advertises almost with impunity, he considers.

“Tourist apartments are proliferating without any control; they haven’t registered on the Junta‘s list and they’re in plain sight on the Internet,” he said, adding, “the same as you can’t use a flat to sell medication, you can’t use it as tourist accommodation – we must fight against this unfair competition.”

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The association’s first move is to meet and coordinate with the Guardia Civil, Policía Local and the Town Hall in order to act against this “pirate” accommodation.

He said he also intends to extend the traditional tourist season by promoting the costa, hotel sector abroad as well as nationally.

The number of hotel beds on the Costa Tropical is 25% of the 32,000 provincial total; some 7,500 beds.

(News: Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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