With the aim of defending their interests before the new General Tourism Law to be drafted and approved by the Government presided by Marga Prohens in 2024, all the employers of holiday rentals in the Balearic Islands have joined together in Febhatur

The employers’ associations Asociación de Viviendas de Alquiler Turístico de las Islas (Habtur), the Asociación de Empresarios de Villas Turísticas Vacacionales (Aevtv), the Asociación de Viviendas Turísticas de Vacaciones de Vacaciones de Ibiza y Formentera (AVAT), Mallorca Villas and the Federación de Estancias Turísticas Vacacionales (FETV) want to defend the interests of the sector due to the changes in the new tourism regulations that the Government of Marga Prohens has announced it will approve in 2024.

For this reason they have joined together in a new employers’ association that encompasses the entire sector called the Balearic Federation of Tourist Homes, Febhatur, which will be chaired for the next two years by the president of the Association of Tourist Villa Companies, Miguel Cifre.

Febhatur counts in the Balearic Islands a total of 20,000 tourist places, which generate an economic impact on the Balearic GDP that can reach up to 6,000 million euros.

Objective: to recover 90,000 vacancies for holiday rentals

The new Balearic Federation of Tourist Rental Homes has set as its main objective the recovery of the 90,000 vacation rental places committed by the new tourism law promoted by the previous autonomous government. Among its challenges are also the modification of the zoning, the reopening of the stock of vacancies and the end of the moratorium. They also seek to ensure that the 60-day period does not discount vacancies and the stock market, and to allow activity on protected rural land, among other objectives.

In this sense, the Councilor of Tourism, Culture and Sports, Jaume Bauzà, announced this Wednesday in an interview in the program ‘Al Dia’ of IB3 Ràdio that Mallorca and Ibiza will maintain the moratorium of tourist places until the reform of the Tourism law is approved. On the contrary, in Menorca, he does not rule out lifting it in response to the requests coming from the island and the tourism sector itself.