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How Stay U-nique actually gives a damn about the tourism in Barcelona

Sep 27, 2018 5:07:28 PM / by Clément Vallat posted in Property Management Company

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What is Sustainable Tourism? 

In the last 70 years, global tourism has grown from 25 million travellers annually to 1.32 billion in 2017, and an expected 1.8 billion by 2030.

The rise of the middle class and the introduction of mandatory paid holidays in most developed countries played a big part in this growth. However, the recent drastic drop in transportation costs and now the accessibility and centralization of booking accommodation without the need of an intermediating travel agency, through booking platforms such as Airbnb and Booking.com are also factors that have greatly contributed to the boom of global tourism in recent years.

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Maximise your Airbnb profits right now following these 4 steps!

Jun 27, 2018 11:08:56 AM / by Clément Vallat posted in Your airbnb apartment

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Are you renting your apartment on Airbnb and hoping to get the highest profit possible? If yes, this article will be of interest to you as we will point out simple yet effective ways to increase your apartment’s rentability. The
first good news is that Airbnb is probably the right place to list your holiday rental as it splits its commission on both the guests and the hosts that only pay a 3% on the total price of the booking.

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8 essential things your PMC should be doing!

Jun 13, 2018 11:45:25 AM / by Clément Vallat posted in Property Management Company

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8 essential things your property management company should be doing!

 Did you chose to work with a property management company? Then this checklist is made for you. You will find a list of different steps you can follow to check if your management company is doing a great job or if they put your tourist licence at risk.

 

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6 signs you should change your rental management company in Barcelona

Jun 4, 2018 11:35:24 AM / by Clément Vallat posted in Property Management Company

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6 signs you should change your rental management company in Barcelona 

 

If you own a holiday rental you probably know that management is almost a full time job. This is why more and more property owners decide to work with Management companies to take care of everything for them. But with the multiplication of companies that are entering this market and that propose and offer similar services, it is getting harder to chose one amongst the rest.

This article will list some of the most overlooked services that a property management company can, and must offer to its owners.

 

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3 essential facts most people do not know about the tourist tax in BCN!

May 18, 2018 11:34:08 AM / by Clément Vallat posted in Holiday Rental Barcelona

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3 essential facts most people do not know about the tourist tax in BCN!

 If you are managing a holiday rental in Barcelona then you must be familiar with the impuesto sobre las estancias turísticas a.k.a. the tourist tax. In 2012, Cataluña implemented a new tax for anyone using hospitality services for their stay in the region.

In Europe, Cataluña is no exception as such taxes are implemented in several major cities such as Paris, Amsterdam, Lisboa or Berlín. If all these cities have in common a tax for tourists staying overnight, the cost of the tax can either be a fix amount per night or a percentage of the night price.

Who needs to pay for it? How does it work? What is it used for? You will find all the answer in this article.

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