Residential Tourism – ¡Sí!

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  • #55867
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    Someone with brains!!
    http://www.ideal.es/almeria/v/20100922/poniente/reinventar-turismo-residencial-modo-20100922.html
    While the politics of the Junta de Andalucía have been plainly against ‘residential tourism’ in this province (10,000 easily resolveable foreign-owned ‘illegal homes’ in the Alta Almanzora etc), some sense was finally in evidence yesterday from the president of Banesto, Ana Botín, who spoke in Roquetas at the ‘Camera de Comercio’ of the importance of re-generating ‘residential tourism’ as ‘it is the fastest way to create jobs’. She even equated Almería with Florida (as I have for years).

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    the only way to go IMHO ………. Zapatero keeps talking about green industries, renewables, load of crap – sea, sun, and a great country to visit ….

    just need to change the locals habit of spitting poison at customers !!!!!!!!!! hundreds of catering schools, charm courses etc

  • #100828
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    I don’t know about being Florida but on the whole, the idea of Residential Tourism is not a bad one if it is properly regulated…and we all know that hasn’t been the case. Town Halls should have all town planning audited and final approval should come from a higher/ independent body.
    I also believe that the idea of making property ever so smaller and lower quality to keep prices down was always a mistake. A second property is a luxury item; holiday apartments of 40sqm just shouldn’t even be in the equation.

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    @marjal wrote:

    I also believe that the idea of making property ever so smaller and lower quality to keep prices down was always a mistake. A second property is a luxury item; holiday apartments of 40sqm just shouldn’t even be in the equation.

    Totally agree, we really struggled to find a property that was big enough for our needs, and IMHO we weren’t expecting a lot! It seems to me that many new homes in Spain are too small to enable the owners to lead normal lives

    Of course land prices were blamed for the smaller home sizes, but the land price thing was just a crazy bubble

    I’d like to see Spain introduce some minimum standards for all homes, and size & density should be top of the list

  • #100886
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    Our builders were making more money per square metre when they made them small. Also, narrow roads, reduced green spaces and so on. Of course, anyone who buys a 40m2 apartment is ‘in town’ for just a few weekends or summer weeks each year, which doesn’t help the local economy.
    But what do the builders/promoters care?

  • #100887
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    Regulations in Spain do not work. It will only create another layer of confusion and another stream to collect backhanders.

  • #100889
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    Hi Shakeel,

    I see your negative, sweeping generalisations are still alive and well I foolishly think that things can get better if we try and that just being negative doesn’t get anyone anywhere 😯

  • #100890
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    Hi El anciano.
    Yes very much so. If mine is a generalisations, I can live with that, perhaps you could enlighten us on any aspect of life in Spain that works. I will accept information without hard core evidence. My generalisation is shared by my Spanish friends from all walks of life.

    Dont, be disheartened. I am open to a change. Give me a ray of hope. I woud like to give it a go. Honestly but no chance for the moment..

    Most of us beleive there is a God. However no one has seen. Generally people in Spain see the Virgin.

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