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Ferry nice: Ireland to get new direct ferry route to Spain

Spain is far and away the most popular holiday destination for the Irish, with more than two million visiting in 2017.

Spain is far and away the most popular holiday destination for the Irish, with more than two million visiting in 2017.

By far the easiest way for sun-starved British and Irish holidaymakers to get to the inviting beaches of Spain is to hop on a plane. In little over two hours – and for prices often as low as €15 – one can be disembarking on the runway at Málaga airport, blinking into the dazzling light of the Mediterranean sun…

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Spain attracted more than 82 million tourists in 2017

The 82 million tourists who visited Spain last year brought more than €134 BILLION to the nation's coffers.

The 82 million tourists who visited Spain last year brought more than €134 BILLION to the nation’s coffers.

It had been on the cards ever since last Easter’s bumper season, and data from the Spanish Tourism Ministry has confirmed that the country enjoyed a record year in 2017, drawing more than 82 million visitors.

This figure put Spain ahead of the USA in terms of global tourism, and meant that the country was officially the world’s second-most popular destination, after France…

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Spanish property market enjoys 50% growth in just four years

At the end of November, the amount of homes sold in the preceding 12 months was 50% higher than recorded in 2014.

At the end of November, the amount of homes sold in the preceding 12 months was 50% higher than recorded in 2014.

In just four short years, the Spanish property market has recovered in quite startling fashion.

Back in 2013, the sector appeared to have somewhat lost hope: four tough years of sustained job losses, dwindling confidence, bankruptcies and a near-complete halt in construction activity threatened to set the Spanish property market back years.

In fact, since the credit crunch of 2008, it has taken less than a decade for the industry to fully recover – and strengthen, too. Data for home sales in 2017 followed a trend of growth first set in 2015, and the latest figures from last November are the cherry on top

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Quabit Casares Golf – 70% of all units already sold. Don’t miss out!

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Phase 1 & 2 homes almost sold out and building work is now underway.

Yes, your eyes do not deceive you! 70% of all Quabit Casares Golf units have now been sold and construction on the development has now started…

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Author: 11/01/2018 [0] Comments 

Widespread and sustained growth predicted for Spanish property in 2018

How's this for an outlook? the horizon for Spain's property market this year is pleasingly calm and clear.

How’s this for an outlook? The horizon for Spain’s property market this year is pleasingly calm and clear.

Spanish real estate valuation firm Tinsa has published its forecast for the nation’s property market for 2018, and the outlook appears very positive.

Having assessed 2017’s data on prices and confirmed a 4.2% nationwide increase in home values last year, Tinsa expects a similar increase this year. While this may seem a modest step, such steady growth is actually exactly what the Spanish property market needs right now: no booms, no busts, just stable movement in the right direction

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Author: 10/01/2018 [0] Comments 

Spanish hotel industry sees 83% increase in investment in 2017

The range of hotels available on the Costa del Sol is already impressive, and set to improve further.

The range of hotels available on the Costa del Sol is already impressive, and set to improve further.

The amount of money being poured into Spain’s hotel industry soared by around 83% last year, rising to €3.75 billion, according to the Spanish Hotel Association.

This increase in investment reflects the surging popularity of Spain as a year-round holiday destination…

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Author: 08/01/2018 [0] Comments 

Spain delivers tourism record in 2017 a month early

Spain's strengths include its diversity, its accessibility, its amenities and - of course - its superb weather.

Spain’s strengths include its diversity, its accessibility, its amenities and – of course – its superb weather.

Record numbers of foreign tourists visited Spain in 2017 – and we know this already because 2016’s record-breaking figures were smashed before last year’s December had even begun, official data has revealed…

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“Spanish real estate is hot property again” says Bloomberg in gushing report

Across all parts of the Spanish real estate sector, investment volumes are at the highest levels for a decade.

Across all parts of the Spanish real estate sector, investment volumes are at the highest levels for a decade.

It can get mildly irritating to witness how slowly portions of the world’s most powerful media latch on to trends happening in Spain.

While the Catalan crisis was a rare moment in which the world’s eyes were kept up to date in real time of events on the ground, a general rule of thumb tends to be – if it’s been picked up by the likes of the BBC, Sky, or the Guardian – then it’s already almost old newsContinue Reading

Author: 22/12/2017 [0] Comments 

Spain records 13.7% rise in low-cost flights in 2017

Cheap air travel has not only liberated many corners of Europe, it is also great for Spain's tourism and property industries.

Cheap air travel has not only liberated many corners of Europe, it is also great for Spain’s tourism and property industries.

The number of flights taking off and landing at Spain’s airports this year that are classed as low-cost has soared by 13.7% in 2017 compared to 2016, data from the Ministry of Tourism has shown.

This means that for the first 11 months of the year some 43 million passengers arrived or left Spain on low-cost flights. This massive growth can be attributed to the strength of Spain’s soaring tourism industry, and a steady surge in the number of British holidaymakers snapping up bargain flights for a week or two soaking up the Spanish sun… Continue Reading

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Can British buyers save the Spanish countryside?

Across many parts of inland Spain, former villages abandoned years ago are turning the heads of British buyers.

Across many parts of inland Spain, former villages abandoned years ago are turning the heads of British buyers.

The relationship between Spain’s wild and rural hinterlands and British expats is a curious one. On the fringes of the country’s vast interior sits a fair smattering of new urbanisations that provide seclusion and solitude for sun-seeking Brits, but with easy access to the hustle and bustle of larger towns and cities, usually by the coast… Continue Reading

Author: 19/12/2017 [0] Comments 
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