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>> Its attractions are obvious, and it's been one of Europe's most popular destinations for decades. But Spain's tourist sector is being attacked from the inside.>>
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> Tourism today employs over 13% of the people who work in Spain.
00:00:22
Anyone without a license to rent their property will face a fine of up to $40,000 euros.>>
00:00:46
It's meant there's less affordable property for locals, in places like Parma,
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] in 2012, but enforcement was largely non-existent.
00:01:11
This time, a website has been set up so locals can report suspect flats. There's also a possible fine of 400,000 euros for any company using an unlicensed property. Even though the Prime Minister has big concerns.>>
00:01:31
More than 2.5 million Spaniards work in the sector. It's more than 12% of our GDP, and we have to take care of tourists.>> Tourists may forgive the odd banner or poster, but last week, masked activists in scared visitors with flares. That's not the sort of heat most tourists are looking for.