Investing in a touristic apartment in Barcelona

Sep 5, 2019 4:32:38 PM / by Pamela Maldonado posted in Holiday Rental Barcelona

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In 2017, Spain became the world’s second most popular tourism destination, Catalonia was the most visited region within Spain, which makes it attractive to invest in the holiday rentals market. Holiday rental homes are one of the most profitable investment options in Spain.

 

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Sustainable holiday rentals: The basics to start being sustainable

Aug 26, 2019 12:26:31 PM / by Pamela Maldonado posted in Holiday Rental Barcelona

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Sustainable development is considered as a development that is inclusive in maintaining needs of present generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Which means we should all start compromising for the needs of others instead of our own, and make small daily changes that contribute to big future changes. This daily decisions make an impact on our environment, plants, animals , economic growth, health and our future family members to come.  

 

Start by having in mind the three pillars for sustainable development, and how you can start taking action one by one, thinking about all the positive impacts you will have. The Three Pillars of Sustainability which were identified by the World Summit on Social Development (2005) are : economic (profit), environmental (planet) & social (people). 

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3 things every successful holiday rental owner does

May 25, 2019 11:45:30 AM / by Dimitar Petkov posted in Property Management Company, Holiday Rental Barcelona

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There is a big difference between what we do, and how guests can appreciate it. Maybe your apartment has an incredible view and is spotlessly clean. But if communication with you is poor or your guests do not feel cared for, their purchase goes from what could have been an amazing experience to just the purchase of a service, in this case an apartment.

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What you should know about the PEUAT

Oct 1, 2018 12:03:05 PM / by Angéline Guisset posted in Holiday Rental Barcelona

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In 2014, the city council suspended the issuing of licenses to carry out tourist housing activities and all the files in progress and future files have, consequently, been stagnant since then.

This included apart-hotels, guesthouses, hostels, hotels, youth hostels, collective residences of temporary accommodation and tourist apartments, including the seasonal rental of apartments called "HUT" (rental with no minimum duration with an economic counterpart).

 

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7 things you are not yet doing to improve your holiday rental management

Oct 1, 2018 11:48:28 AM / by Benjamin Dumas posted in Holiday Rental Barcelona

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Managing a holiday rental alone can be difficult and very time consuming. The list of responsibilities is long, amongst others: taking care of the check-in and check-out, managing the prices, coordinating cleaning & maintenance... If you have decided to manage your apartment yourself, here is a list of tips that might be of interest to you in order to be more successful

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The ultimate Checklist for targeting families on Airbnb in Barcelona

Jun 22, 2018 4:33:43 PM / by Angéline Guisset posted in Holiday Rental Barcelona

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The ultimate Checklist for targeting families on Airbnb in Barcelona

If you are an owner on Airbnb, you probably already have had a bad experience with a disturbing group. That might have not happened if you had targeted families on different levels.

You will find in this article how to attract families in your holiday rental!

 

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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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