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Consell launches fresh sweep of web listings for holiday rentals

foto consell premsaThe tourism office and inspection service of the Consell de Formentera report that from 1 December the administration will begin trawling online listings of vacation rentals to check if they note an ET number (for estada turística, i.e. "tourist stay"), or failing that, the code verifying inclusion on the Responsible Declaration of New Activity (Driat).

Legislation passed 19 July 2012 requires that owners of accommodations rented to holidaymakers "incorporate or post an ET number in rental portals" (article 19.n), or, pursuant to article 23.7 of the same legislation, make permanently public their Driat registration number.

Created as part of Formentera's strategy on tourism-related inspections, the push aims for legislative compliance among businesses and tourists, as well as protection of islanders' right to housing, and certifying the exclusively residential use of dwellings not authorised for rental activity.   

The legislation establishes failure to list an ET or Driat number as a minor offence punishable by fines of up to €4,000. Not obtaining the proper permit for rental activity constitutes a major offence, and the infraction carries fines of €20,000 to €40,000.

13 November 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Consell and Marina de Formentera sign deal to sponsor municipal sailing school

conveni-escola-de-vela1Consell de Formentera president Alejandra Ferrer and Marina de Formentera director Juan José Costa signed a deal under which the company pledges two yearly payments of €9,000 to support sports activities at the Escola Municipal de Vela (Municipal Sailing School) and upgrade services and gear required for nautical learning activities, safety and rescue. Formentera officials, including local sports conseller Paula Ferrer, applauded the company for its commitment to nautical sports, a key element of local life. José heralded efforts within the Consell de Formentera to promote sport and the administration's multi-faceted commitment to it.


13 November 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Formentera takes pitch to “Emotions Travel Community”

foto-promocio---sevilla1From today to Wednesday 13 November, the office of tourism of the Consell de Formentera will take part in the city of Sevilla’s “Emotions Travel Community” expo. The industry gathering is geared towards tour operators, small-scale travel agencies and other firms whose clientele, as promotions chief Carlos Bernús pointed out from the event, “have substantial purchasing power”.

2019 marks the first year Formentera will participate in this particular trade show, which distinguishes itself from other, more middle-of-the-road equivalents. “The ETC is known for more intimately-scaled encounters”, said Bernús, pointing out that a swell of niche US companies at the event might mean a fingerhold in one of Formentera’s sought-after emerging markets. Others held out by Bernús include India, Switzerland, Brazil and Asia. People in these places don’t know about Formentera yet, Bernús conceded, “but for vast numbers of high-earning travellers in search of new destinations, Formentera could be just the ticket”.


11 November 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

Call goes out for participants as Christmas shop window contest turns thirteen

The Consell de Formentera and the Chamber of Commerce of Eivissa-Formentera are teaming up to present the thirteenth Concurs d’Aparadorisme Nadalenc ("Christmas Shop Window Contest") in an effort to get out the Christmas spirit at local businesses this holiday season.

Participants can register from today, 11 November, to 20 November at 1.30pm. The contest is open to Formentera businesses that continue to operate during the Christmas holidays. Original homemade displays are preferred.

Decorations will be reviewed Thursday 28 November and winners will be announced Monday 2 December. First prize comes with a €225 and an honourary plaque, second prize €150 and a plaque, and third prize €75 and plaque.

Signups are being held at the Chamber of Commerce and the Citizen's Information Office (OAC).

The winners in 2018 were Casa Ortega, Llibreria Tur and Parafarmacia Nuria Gomà Roca.

11 November 2019
Department of Communication
Consell de Formentera

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