The offer of holiday rental grew last year by 180% on the island of Tenerife and now exceeds 8% of tourist beds, with more than 13,000 seats regulated, although according to the calculations of the Cabildo, the real figure is around 53,000.
This was stated on Friday at a press conference by the insular councilor of Tourism, Alberto Bernabé, who stressed that after the last sentences of the Supreme Court that annul much of the regulation of the Government of the Canary Islands are “surfacing” beds that are taking place high in the records of the corporation, citing by way of example that Thursday were 55 properties.
He said that this modality has a “hard impact” on the sector and is “obvious” that is very demanded by tourists, but believes that its “hatching” will be “tempered” if the tourism market continues with its readjustment.
In addition, he said that right now he does not know “where he is going” or if the Canary Islands Government is going to undertake a new regulation, although he has made it clear that the Cabildo maintains its position that it can be generalized throughout the island except in the Tourist areas, where impact on job creation is much worse than that of hotels.
However, it has valued that it has positive effects such as the “democratization” of the benefits of tourism and that the island has a type of offer that it did not have, highlighting the case of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, which begins to benefit from the wealth of the tourism.
“We say yes to the holiday rental, but not in any way or anywhere, but we are not allowed to control,” he said.