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Ryanair to fly 29 new routes to Spain this winter

In adding 29 new routes, Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair will soon boast more than 500 routes to and from Spain.

In adding 29 new routes, Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair will soon boast more than 500 routes to and from Spain.

Spain’s enduring popularity as a location for sun-drenched summer holidays looks set to strengthen in 2018 following the news that budget airline Ryanair is to introduce a massive 29 new routes to the country this year.

The additions will boost Ryanair’s Spanish routemap to an impressive 500, and come at a time when Spain’s tourism industry is already flying high…

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Author: 20/02/2018 [0] Comments 

UK government vows once more to lift expat voting restrictions, but will words ring hollow?

Officials at Whitehall have now stated that they will end the 15-year rule for British expats... but the question is: when?

Officials at Whitehall have now stated that they will end the 15-year rule for British expats… but the question is: when?

As thorny issues go, few are thornier than the topic of voting rights for long-term British expats.

The current law states that British citizens who have lived away from the UK for 15 years or more do not have a vote in general elections or national referendums. This peculiar failing of democracy has been a political hot potato for many years…

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Author: 16/02/2018 [0] Comments 

Vuelta a Andalucía 2018 to kick off in Mijas, Costa del Sol

Spain’s love affair with cycling will be clear to see as the 2018 edition of the Vuelta a Andalucía kicks off tomorrow in Mijas, Costa del Sol.

Tomorrow is 14th February and  hearts will be racing, fevers will be running high, palms will be sweaty and the euphoria will be palpable all around the Costa del Sol but not necessarily for the reasons you might think…

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Author: 13/02/2018 [0] Comments 

Second course: Brit chef Rick Stein brings Spanish food to Spain – and the locals love it

Rick Stein's Mediterranean Escapes show is the most popular BBC export to Spain.

Rick Stein’s Mediterranean Escapes show is the most popular BBC export to Spain.

A few years ago, erstwhile British TV chef Jamie Oliver caused a bit of a stir in Spain with his controversial take on that classic Spanish dish, paella.

Oliver’s crime? Suggesting adding chorizo to the pot to spice things up a bit. The Essex boy quickly learned that, while Spaniards are incredibly easy-going, they are fiercely protective of their cuisine

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Author: 09/02/2018 [0] Comments 

Spain trims number of jobless by 7.5% in January

The jobless rate in Spain is below 17% and expected to improve throughout 2018.

The jobless rate in Spain is currently below 17% and expected to improve throughout 2018.

Every February, Spain’s Ministry of Employment publishes the jobless figures for January, and every year they show a slight rise in unemployment when compared to December…

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Author: 08/02/2018 [0] Comments 

Is Spain’s “lost decade” officially over?

The years between 2008 and 2018 have seen more downs than ups for Spain, but the future really does appear bright.

The years between 2008 and 2018 have seen more downs than ups for Spain, but the future really does appear bright.

Cast your mind back to 2008. The sun was certainly shining on Spain that year, with the nation’s football team a few months away from winning Euro 2008 and embarking on a glorious four-year period of sweeping all before them. In tennis, Rafa Nadal was at the top of his game, in July overcoming Roger Federer in the Wimbledon Men’s Final that is widely regarded as the greatest game of tennis ever played

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Author: 06/02/2018 [0] Comments 

Marbella: Robert De Niro’s calling with a new hotel

Nobu Marbella will open in March at the Puente Roman Hotel and Spa.

Nobu Marbella will open in March at the Puente Romano Hotel and Spa.

The British tabloids have gone a little bit overboard with this one, but here are the details for those still in the dark: legendary Hollywood star Robert De Niro is to expand his successful Nobu Hotel chain into Marbella, planning to open next month a new glamorous resort that is just for adults…

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Author: 05/02/2018 [0] Comments 

Deep pockets: British holidaymakers spent €48 million per day in Spain last year

Awash with Brits: Spain's beaches, resorts, hotels and cities continue to attract UK holidaymakers - who are more than happy to spend.

Awash with Britons: Spain’s beaches, resorts, hotels and cities continue to attract UK holidaymakers – who are more than happy to spend.

Every man and his dog knows that, when it comes to holidaying in the sun, Britons prefer to flock to Spain over any other destination on the planet.

But not content with being the biggest property investors and tourist group in Spain in 2017, the British were also the biggest spenders. Sort of…

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Author: 02/02/2018 [0] Comments 

Spain vs Great Britain in Davis Cup duel in Marbella, Costa del Sol

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Doubles match between The Netherlands, left, and Czech Republic, right, in a crucial Davis Cup rubber in 2017.

This weekend marks the beginning of one of the most hotly-anticipated events on the tennis calendar, The Davis Cup, which kicks off at the Puente Romano Tennis Club in Marbella on Friday at 11am. The Davis Cup is a prestigious annual team tennis tournament which sees the world’s best tennis-playing nations go for glory as they seek to become winners of this coveted international event, which has a rich history spanning over 100 years…

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Author: 30/01/2018 [0] Comments 

Andalucía braced for 30 million tourists in 2018

Andalucia has some of Spain's best beaches, mountains, weather and historical sites - little wonder, then, that it is so popular.

Andalucía has some of Spain’s best beaches, mountains, weather and historical sites – little wonder, then, that it is so popular.

The government of Andalucía – the southern Spain autonomous community that is home to the Costa del Sol – expects around 30 million tourists to visit the region in 2018.

If accurate, this figure would represent a record year for tourism for Andalucía, increasing the number of visitors that arrived in 2017 by 4.5%…

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Author: 26/01/2018 [0] Comments 
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