One of the items on the agenda at the special plenary meeting at the Ayuntamiento in Tías this evening is the final approval to introduce a tax and regulation for tiqueteros.
The council approved a decision in January to regulate agents representing local businesses on the streets within the municipality. The suggestion was that an establishment could have one legally contracted, uniformed and properly identified person to promote the activity of the business providing an annual fee of €1,450 was paid to the council. The regulation was being studied by the Partido Popular & San Borondón prior to final approval.
Having walked the Avenida de Las Playas in Puerto del Carmen twice recently I have to admit I don’t like PR’s on the street, personally I would avoid somewhere that has to “employ” a representative to stand on the street and tempt people into the premises. For me, I want to browse the daily specials board and menu if it’s a restaurant and gauge the atmosphere if it’s a bar, I can’t do either of those if there is a PR pushing me, it makes me want to put my head down and rush past or cross over the road.
I don’t think I’m alone in my feelings regarding PR’s, I’d be interested to hear what you think about them in comments below.
We’d like to interview both a PR and a business employing PR’s separately to understand their views on what they do – please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to put your point across.