Articles tagged as "Flights to Spain"

Articles tagged as "Flights to Spain" : 103 articles

48% of Brits who moved to Spain last year retired, data shows

Pension-age Brits simply love Spain, with around half of retired UK expats in the EU registered there.

Pension-age Brits simply love Spain, with around half of retired UK expats in the EU registered there.

New data analysis by Spain’s Office for National Statistics (INE) has revealed that of the nearly 300,000 British citizens who took up residence in Spain in 2016, 48% were retired…

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Author: 08/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Yes-tember! The ninth, and some say finest, month arrives in Spain

September is a good month in which to explore parts of the Costa del Sol you may have missed.

September is a good month in which to explore parts of the Costa del Sol you may have missed.

#AutumnIsComing – a trending hashtag on Twitter at this time of year, tapped with trepidation on to the screens of social media users right across Europe, aghast that their long, lazy summer of beach cocktails, rooftop parties and summer dresses is to come to an end at the stroke of midnight on August 31…

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Author: 04/09/2017 [0] Comments 

Three ways to guard against reverse culture shock as an expat

Your old home might not look like this, which goes some way to explaining the phenomenon of reverse culture shock.

Your old home might not look like this, which goes some way to explaining the phenomenon of reverse culture shock.

We all know that the post-holiday blues crash-landing is often softened by the return to home comforts. Be it a good cup of tea, your local pub, or even just the smells and sounds of the nearby park, coming home after an extended time away can feel like a steady return to “normality”.

The danger for expats who live in another country is that their “normality” shape-shifts, meaning a return “home” can be just as much of a culture shock as the initial move overseas was.

Brits who have lived in Spain for many years can attest to this phenomenon. For many, a move overseas is the first time that they have been outside of the UK for longer than three weeks at a time – and this can be disconcerting for some.

So if you’re worried about reverse culture shock, take these three easy steps to guard against it and ensure that you feel at home in two places, rather than none…

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Author: 23/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain sees record tourism and foreign property activity in first half of 2017

Foreign investors are snapping up Spanish property in record volumes... and using it for their very own holiday enjoyment, data shows.

Foreign investors are snapping up Spanish property in record volumes… and using it for their very own holiday enjoyment, data shows.

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Spain’s property market and tourism industry is in rude health, with the latest data from Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) and the National Statistics Institute (INE) showing that the first half of 2017 was a record year in many ways…

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Author: 15/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain made €60 billion from tourism last year, data shows

The InterNations survey ranked Spain as the fourth best place in the world for expat quality of life.

Second for revenue, third for numbers, first for growth – Spain’s tourism sector has really hit its stride.

The tourism industry injected €60 billion into the Spanish economy in 2016 – more than any other country on the planet bar the USA, data from the UN’s World Tourism Organisation (UNTWO) has shown…

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Author: 04/08/2017 [0] Comments 

Weather, energy, employment: how Spain leads the way this summer

Spain has many reasons to be cheerful as the height of summer approaches.

Spain has many reasons to be cheerful as the height of summer approaches.

The balmy summer season is received very differently all over Europe.

In Edinburgh, August means a busy month of comedy and performance on its – often windy and chilly – streets as the Fringe Festival takes hold; for France it means reaching people in any office is nigh-on impossible as seemingly the entire country decamps to the, well, campsites that dot the southern reaches of the nation, and for Brits and Germans it means fleeing their own unpredictable weather for the reliably warm embrace of Spain…

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Author: 03/08/2017 [0] Comments 

The complete package: Brits snapping up Spanish package holidays in record number

From beaches to bars, hotels to restaurants, roads to airports, Spain has everything you need for a fun and hassle-free holiday.

From beaches to bars, hotels to restaurants, roads to airports, Spain has everything you need for a fun and hassle-free holiday.

The great package holiday is a summer staple for millions of Brits: a well-priced, hassle-free week or two in the sun for the family, with all travel, dining and leisure logistics taken care of well in advance.

Spain has been the preferred destination of choice for holidaying Brits for the past few decades. However, there was a time either side of the millennium when the country perhaps looked in danger of losing its package holiday crown

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Author: 13/07/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain’s population rises for first time in five years

In 2016 Spain recorded an increase in immigration for the first time since 2011.

In 2016 Spain recorded an increase in immigration for the first time since 2011.

The stunning upturn in Spain’s economic fortunes has begun to make itself felt in the country’s immigration statistics, with 2016 being the first year since 2009 that the population actually grew.

In the post-millennium years up until 2009, the population of Spain increased steadily each year via a mixture of a positive birth rate and inward immigration…

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Author: 05/07/2017 [0] Comments 

Brit flies to London via Spain to avoid extortionate UK train fare

Joe Furness enjoying his time at a Balearic beach... far nicer than a 2nd class train carriage from Newcastle to London.

Joe Furness enjoying his time at a Balearic beach… far nicer than a 2nd class train carriage from Newcastle to London.

Environmentalists might not like it, but savvy travellers are finding increasingly ingenious ways to avoid eye-watering UK rail fares – and more often than not the cheaper travel option involves a brief flight to Spain…

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Author: 28/06/2017 [0] Comments 

Is culture really Andalucía’s main draw? Why yes

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More and more British, French, German, Irish and American tourists are discovering the charms of inland Andalucía.

The new Cultural Heritage and Museums Chief for Spain, José Ramón Benítez, recently said that the main reason for people visiting Andalucía is no longer the weather, but the cultural and heritage sites.

According to official data, cultural tourism represented 28.8% of all visits to the southern Spanish region in 2016, which is the first year that “good weather” was shunted from the top spot…

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Author: 21/06/2017 [0] Comments 
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