Barcelona fines Airbnb and Homeaway for work without licenseStaff Writer | November 26, 2016
Barcelona fined homesharing websites Airbnb and Homeaway 600,000 euros ($633,600) each for advertising and renting out apartments to tourists without a license.
Spain $633,600 each
The capital of Spain's northeastern Catalonia region, Barcelona is famed for its Belle Epoque architecture, museums and night life.
The Barcelona council reported that Airbnb and Homeaway were repeat offenders having illegally advertised 3,812 and 1,744 properties respectively.
An additional nine rental sites are expected to also face fines up to 30,000 euros for failing to follow regional tourism laws. ■