One of the key drivers of traffic for any portal is great PR. Most portals tend to focus market trends and statistics in order to generate press coverage about the issue and, more importantly, themselves.
The team at Idealista in Spain have taken a different approach and produced a video to shed some light on the debate regarding apartments for rent by tourists, their importance to the local economy, their impact on the hotel industry, and how they fit into a growing global trend of collaborative consumption.
Their report has a different focus than that of other reports commissioned by business lobbies. They have interviewed property owners that have been fined for infringing a law that has not even yet been passed in Andalucia, economists, and the Portuguese Secretary of State for Tourism. Portugal is a country that unlike Spain, favours and supports this alternative measure to bring tourism to its country.