YOUR HELP MATTERS NOW MORE THAN EVER!
ASCAV CANNOT ALLOW THE FUTURE OF HOLIDAY RENTALS TO BE DECIDED BY THE HOTEL LOBBY
Today we have awakened to the news that the Government of the Canary Islands, seeks public participation for the amendment or repeal of Decree 113/2015. Given that ASCAV as the principal representative of Holiday Rentals in the Canary Islands was not notified, does not indicate the best of intentions.
They are faithfully following the script of handed down by the Tenerife hoteliers lobby and the following objectives clearly indicate so:
• Limiting Holiday Rentals, involving the individual Town Halls in planning the territory and tourist uses, which would generate a multitude of comparative grievances and restrictions between the different municipalities, aiming to implement tourist usage for buildings created as dwellings thereby limiting them.
• Imposing touristic sectorial regulations on Holiday Rentals that would be disproportionate to our activity when in fact we only provide accommodation as opposed to the multitude of services offered by other accommodation modalities.
• Forcing Holiday Rentals to be identified as an economic activity with the fiscal demands that this entails, when in reality for the vast majority the income received is simply an income supplement to cover the maintenance costs of the property.
• Including additional limitations to the regulation or modification that was achieved in the smaller islands with the addition of the fourth clause of the “Ley del Suelo” (land law) that we recently forwarded to you outlining the elimination of restrictions in all land classifications as established in Decree 113/2015 in the islands of La Palmas, La Gomera and El HIerro.
As you can see, their roadmap is to continue defending hotel interests, while trying to submit to public consultation a predefined script that has not been negotiated with anyone, nor has ASCAV even been notified, though we are the main representatives of owners and intermediaries of Holiday Rentals in the Canary Islands.
Please, now more than ever, you need to participate and make your voice heard:
Although the link is in Spanish, feel free to submit your comments in English (or the language of your choice). All opinions need to reach the decision makers. The online form says that it is not necessary to include your personal details, but the fields to enter that information is mandatory. If you would like to share your thoughts, but withhold your name, you can simply type in INFORMATION WITHHELD. The captcha at the bottom is a simple math equation that needs to be solved in order to submit your comments. For example is it say “8 menos 1”, you need to fill in 7 not copy “8 menos 1”
It is our right and responsibility to make it known that tourism is a resource that we can all take part in, not just a select few.
Thank you for your continued support and help.