The Hotel Business Federation of Mallorca (FHEM) has agreed with the “great agreement” reached between the Government and the PI to improve the tourism law.

This was stated by its president, María Frontera, after the last meeting held yesterday in Parliament together with the Minister for the Economic Model, Tourism and Labor, Iago Negueruela; the spokesman for El PI, Josep Melià; and deputies and spokespersons for the Pacte groups.

In this sense, the agreement reached between the parties that support the Government -PSIB-PSOE, MÉS per Mallorca and Unidas Podemos-, with El PI and with the approval of the Hotel Business Federation of Mallorca (FEHM), has to do with a Twenty of the 238 amendments to the future tourism law, and which refer mainly to the exchange and the future reduction of places and the change of use.

Package of amendments to the future tourism law:

1.- Change of use of obsolete establishments for housing or socio-sanitary: thanks to the new incentives, 38% of the establishments that until now had not been reformed can now consider it.

With the new wording those accommodations of one or two stars will be able to take advantage of this formula. In the case of being converted into residential, 50% of the homes will be allocated to VPO.

Vacant plots for exclusive tourist use, classified as urban land, may also be converted. In this case, 30% of the homes must be allocated to VPO.

The tourist seats of the converted establishment may only be exchanged between individuals. In the event that the establishments are registered, the subrogation of all the personnel by the acquiring natural or legal person will be a condition for the exchange.

2.-Modernization to promote the transformation of the destination: Introduce a gradual scale in relation to the percentage of modernization of establishments and the reduction of beds. Those establishments in which modernization entails an increase in buildability equal to the maximum applicable at the island level, that is, 15%, the reduction in places will be 5%.

If it is 75% of the maximum applicable at the island level, the reduction in places will be 3%, in the case of 50% of the maximum applicable at the island level, the reduction in places will be 2% and finally, if the modernization is 20% of the applicable maximum, the reduction will be 1%.

Establishments with 150 or fewer rooms are exempt from these assumptions.

The beds that are inside establishments located in buildings classified as Assets of Interest (BIC) or that are heritage elements in themselves will not have to be replaced.

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