Barcelona fines Airbnb and Homeaway

The holiday rental websites have been fined €600,000 each for listing apartments that are not included in the Catalan Tourism Register

Barcelona mayor Ada Calau taking a hard line on unlicensed tourism accommodations Photo EFE

IN THEIR continuing efforts to crack down on unlicensed tourist accommodation, the authorities in Barcelona have fined Airbnb and Homeaway €600,000 each for having allegedly marketed apartments not listed on the Catalan Tourism Register.

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