Barcelona city council will fine holiday rental websites Airbnb and HomeAway €600,000 (£509,000) each for offering unlicensed accommodation, it has announced, as it steps up its campaign against tourism saturation. Announcing the move on Catalunya Ràdio on Thursday, Left-wing mayor Ada Colau said it was "unacceptable that there are thousands of apartments operating illegally without a permit, not paying taxes and causing a nuisance to neighbours".
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