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These information pages can help you get started in learning about some of the laws and registration requirements that may apply to your experiences on Airbnb. These pages include summaries of some of the rules that may apply to different sorts of activities, and contain links to government resources that you may find helpful.
Please understand that these information pages are not comprehensive, and are not legal advice. If you are unsure about how local laws or this information may apply to you or your Experience, we encourage you to check with official sources or seek legal advice.
Please note that we don’t update this information in real time, so you should confirm that the laws or procedures have not changed recently.*
Who is a tour guide and what registration rules apply when I am a tour guide?
The tour guiding industry was recently liberalized in Spain, and except for carrying out this activity in certain places, no specific authorization, accreditation or professional qualification is formally required for providing tour guiding services.
If your experience entails visiting monuments or places forming part of the General Catalog of the Andalusian Historical Heritage, you should take into account that only those tour guides duly authorized are entitled to provide these tour guide services. Authorized tour guides are registered in the Tourism Registry of Andalucía and possess an official accreditation.
Hosts looking for information on authorizations, and tour guiding information generally, can refer to the most recent regulations, the official tourism website of the Andalucía Government or APIT which is the non-profit professional association of tour guides and a member of the greater Spanish Confederation of Tourist Guides.
Is there anything else I should know when I give guided tours?
Yes. Hosts who have questions or are otherwise unsure and need further information should contact the local city authority, or seek advice from a legal professional. You may also consider consulting an insurance broker or specialist to find out what coverages you may want to take out.
*Airbnb is not responsible for the reliability or correctness of the information contained in any links to third party sites (including any links to legislation and regulations).