Malaga gains weight in the booming holiday rental sector and consolidates itself as the seat of the most important Congress of the tourist housing sector, which this year raises its scope to have a European character. The president of the Asociación de Viviendas Turísticas de Andalucía (AVVA), Carlos Pérez-Lanzac, has highlighted this leap that will allow to bring together in the capital of the Costa del Sol the managers and managers of the main holiday rental platforms, which are the ones that move this business.
The event will be held on October 17th and 18th and will include “the elite and leaders of the European tourist housing sector,” said Carlos Pérez-Lanzac, who said that this year the event will focus on tourism, urban planning, technology and mobility. “They will be the central axes of Congress,” he said.
This event will emphasize the national and global vision of the vacation rental business, as well as the progress made in terms of regulations and perspectives of this activity by the European Commission.
Pérez-Lanzac explained that this Congress that was born with an Andalusian ambit has been consolidated as the annual reference for this segment and therefore has elevated its rank to the European character. It does so at a key moment when the various administrations and the sector are committed to a national framework to regulate this activity. Also at a time when mobility becomes a key element in the way you travel.
It should be recalled that last year, at the III National Congress of tourist housing, the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos brought together leading officials of Spanish and international administrations, jurists and tourism professionals to address the impact on the sustainable development of tourism associated with the phenomenon of tourist housing or the lack of homogeneous regulations at the state level to provide legal security and stability to the sector, among other current issues. There was also a space for the impact of technology, with another conference on data, information and technology applied to the sector. The final brooch was to analyze the global situation of the industry, with the participation of representatives of the European Holiday Home Association, the World Tourism Organization (WTO), the National Council of markets and competition, Fevitur, and the Association of digital temporary rental platform, in addition to the Association of tourist dwellings (AVVA). In this event, the tourist houses claimed the role they play as a pillar of Tourism and economic activity at the national level. “We are a key activity for any tourist destination, a model that must be taken into account by the administrations if we want to remain competitive as a tourist destination,” said Carlos Pérez Lanzac, who warned that the activity has generated in the last two exercises 28 billion euros, of which 18,600 were in Andalusia.