Articles tagged as "Flights to Spain"

Articles tagged as "Flights to Spain" : 109 articles

Has the Costa del Sol just had its best summer ever?

Even with winter on its way, the Costa del Sol is still poised to attract holidaymakers, such is its popularity.

Even with winter on its way, the Costa del Sol is still poised to attract holidaymakers, such is its popularity.

What makes a good summer? Is it the weather? The amount of times one makes it to the beach? A successful football tournament? Exciting travel? A fleeting romance?

Summer can mean many different things to many different people, but to a region like the Costa del Sol, summer tends to mean vibrant beaches, blue skies, busy restaurants and boosted coffers for hotels, bars, cafes and clubs…

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Author: 23/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Tour operator Thomas Cook to set up new Spanish airline

Thomas Cook has applied for a Spanish aviation operating license.

Thomas Cook has applied for a Spanish aviation operating licence.

UK-headquartered travel company Thomas Cook – creator of millions of package holiday memories for Brits of all ages – has announced this week that it is to set up a new Spanish airline to cope with an expected increase in demand for flights to and from Spain in 2018

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Author: 20/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Mid-October and southern Spain is still enjoying 33ºC temperatures

Temperatures in the mid-30s in mid-October have beckoned people bacl to the beaches in Southern Spain.

Temperatures in the mid-30s in mid-October have beckoned people back to the beaches in Southern Spain.

Hot weather is not the norm for Andalucía in the middle of October. Pleasantly warm temperatures – those around the mid-20ºC mark – are more commonplace, meaning that sun-starved northern Europeans still find that now is a good time to holiday in southern Spain…

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Author: 17/10/2017 [0] Comments 

British visitors to Spain up 7.8% so far in 2017

It is easy to see why Spain is the perfect holiday destination.

It is easy to see why Spain is the perfect holiday destination.

Spain’s enduring appeal endures because it manages to do the simple things better than pretty much anywhere else on the planet.

Beaches are clean, accessible, varied and well-served by a plethora of restaurants, bars, playgrounds and hotels; the climate is pleasant for pretty much the entire year; accommodation ranges from the supremely affordable to the reassuringly expensive; flights are cheap and regular; its cities are beautiful, historic and modern all at once, and its people are unfailingly friendly and welcoming

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Author: 16/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Onwards and upwards: Málaga airport passenger figures have lift off

A soaring year for Malaga airport in 2016 is set to be bettered in 2017.

A soaring year for Málaga airport in 2016 is set to be bettered in 2017.

If various facets of Spanish life were to be distilled into a graph, pretty much all of the lines would be shooting satisfyingly upwards.

From the economy to life expectancy to jobs to house prices – things are going incredibly well for Spain and Spaniards right now. You can add tourism to that cocktail, too: this year is set to be the best yet for visitor numbers to Spain, with spending up, overnight stays up, and the number of flights in and out of the country also – obviously – up…

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Author: 12/10/2017 [0] Comments 

Brits spent €3.25m an hour in Spain in August

All over Spain, be it the Balearics, Canaries or Costa del Sol, Brits are spending more than ever.

All over Spain, be it the Balearics, Canaries or Costa del Sol, Brits are spending more than ever.

The value of British tourism to Spain has been laid bare in the latest official data that showed UK holidaymakers spent a massive €3.25 million every hour during the month of August.

Tourism, which is 11% of Spain’s GDP, is on course for a record year in 2017, with August’s visitor figures showing that 10.43 million people visited the country that month – the highest monthly figure ever recorded…

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Author: 09/10/2017 [0] Comments 

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 
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