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New air routes launched to Málaga airport as summer kicks off

Author:   |  June 22nd, 2018

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The number of routes to Málaga airport continues to increase, as elsewhere Air Europa ups its international air traffic this season.

This week has seen various airlines announce more routes to Spanish destinations just in time for the summer, among them eight new destinations served by Málaga-Costa del Sol airport

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Expat Social Security registrations hit record levels in May

Author:   |  June 20th, 2018

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Social Security registrations for foreigners in May were the highest since July 2005.

Spain’s Ministry of Employment and Social Security has published its monthly statistics for new registrations by region, province, sector, country of origin and employment status for May 2018, showing an increase of 73,440 non-Spanish registrations compared to the same month last year…

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Fun in the sun: 4 of Marbella's exclusive beach clubs

Author:   |  June 18th, 2018

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Nikki Beach: one of the best-known and most exclusive beach clubs along Marbella’s spectacular shoreline.

As we move ever closer to the official start of summer in Spain – this Thursday 21st June – it occurred to us that we should point you in the right direction in terms of the best places to spend the long, sunny days and beautiful, balmy evenings on the Costa del Sol

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More homes sold in Andalucía in April than anywhere else in Spain

Author:   |  June 15th, 2018

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The year-on-year figures for property purchases in April were almost 30% better than in 2017, while Andalucía registered the highest number of transactions of any region in the same period.

The National Institute of Statistics has just unveiled exceedingly positive data for property transactions carried out in Spain in April 2018, with Andalucía leading the way in terms of home purchases per region…

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Building Licences Granted for ALL Units at Quabit Casares Golf

Author:   |  June 14th, 2018

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Idyllic lifestyle near the sea, golf and mountains… in one of the Costa del Sol’s finest new-build luxury developments.

Sometimes all the planets and moons seem to be wonderfully aligned. This is one of those moments. Quabit Casares Golf – a stellar project offered exclusively by VIVA – already ticks all the key boxes for superb luxury living on the Costa del Sol. And now we have the pièce de résistance: building licences have been granted for ALL its units

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Jumping on the World Cup bandwagon: 5 places to pick up bargains this week!

Author:   |  June 12th, 2018

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This week sees the start of Football World Cup 2018 in Russia, which some retailers use as the perfect excuse for “Black Friday”-style sales.

If you’ve been caught up in Football World Cup fever, you’ll know that this year’s tournament gets underway on Thursday 14th June with hosts Russia taking on Saudi Arabia. What you might not know is that, besides the allure of watching “the beautiful game”, the tournament also brings with it several consumer benefits

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Tinsa announces a 4.2% increase in Spanish property prices in May

Author:   |  June 8th, 2018

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Spanish property continues to enjoy year-on-year price increases, with growth in May slightly more moderate than in April.

Tinsa’s General IMIE Index, which measures the average year-on-year Spanish residential property prices against 2001 figures, saw a growth of 4.2% in May 2018 compared to the same month last year

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What’s hot in 2018: AI technology

Author:   |  June 6th, 2018

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The Apple HomePod is one of many “smart” devices on the market today that use Artificial Intelligence.

The rate at which technology is evolving is truly startling. Things we currently take for granted as part of our daily life are being revolutionised and modified to perform an ever-greater range of tasks, all in a pursuit to make our lives easier

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Women’s Golf Day on the Costa del Sol

Author:   |  June 4th, 2018

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Three premier golf clubs on the Costa del Sol will take part in Women’s Golf Day tomorrow.

Tomorrow marks an important date in the golf calendar around the world. It’s not the Masters (that’s been and gone) and it’s not the U.S. Open (you’ll have to wait until next week for that) but instead it’s Women’s Golf Day 2018

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