Ensuring lawful tourism

Police in a hotel Credit: Dan Gaken, Flickr

Benissa City Council is taking new measures to eliminate illegal accommodation of tourists with the assistance of the Local Police.

The departments of Tourism, Citizen Security and the OMIC (Office of Consumer Information) held a meeting with the ATEBE (Tourism and Business Association) of Benissa, as they stated “to establish the working bases to fight against intrusion and the unfair competition.”

To ensure the legal compliance of property owners and tourists, new regulations will be set in place in the upcoming October. The Local Police will increase their efforts to “watch over for the rights of professionals in the tourism sector and users of these services.”

All owners of tourist homes will be required to provide the necessary data on guests staying at their property, their property´s conditions, and present a verified registration in the Regional Register

“We always put our greatest effort into attracting quality tourism to Benissa and for this reason, we cannot allow there to be intrusion and fraud in our municipality,” said the Councilor for Tourism, Jorge Ivars. 

Tourism accommodation owners can find out more about the new regulations at turismo@ajbenissa.es

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Anna Akopyan

Originally from Moscow, with Russian and Armenian origins, Anna has lived in Costa Blanca for over ten years. She is passionate about singing, acting and traveling.