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New register will monitor Lanzarote’s tourism accommodation 

Lanzarote is to create an official register of tourism accommodation places as Spanish holiday locations begin a further crackdown on illegal lettings.

The Cabildo says it “will allow us to know the real number of tourist places and the potential occupation in order that the administration can foresee or, in its case, resolve in advance the sufficiency and quality of the essential services.”

The register will also comply with the law of Tourism Renewal and Modernisation of the Canary Islands.

Data will also reveal the granting of prior authorisations to new accommodation, hotel or extra-hotel accommodation places, derived from the authorisation of building renovation projects.

Tourist planning councillor Echedey Eugenio said the island was keen to improve its competitiveness as a tourist destination so controlling accommodation offers was essential. This included improving and renovating facilities and services which might have deteriorated over time.

All these changes, such as the renovation of facilities and improvement of category that supposes, in many cases, a change in the number of lodging places, should be entered into the new register.