Articles tagged as "Spanish tourism"

Articles tagged as "Spanish tourism" : 43 articles

Cross-Generational Star Power for Spanish Women’s Golf Open in Marbella

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Top Ladies European Tour action this week at Marbella’s La Quinta Golf Resort in Marbella.

When Laura Davies won the British Women’s Open in 1986, neither Georgia Hall nor Azahara Muñoz was born. More than three decades later, the three players will be the main star attractions competing in the Spanish Women’s Open at La Quinta Golf Resort in Marbella from tomorrow until Sunday…

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Author: 21/11/2018 [0] Comments 

Three Decades Creating a Costa del Golf Legend at Royal Valderrama Club

Defending champion Sergio García

Defending champion Sergio García is aiming for a third Andalucía Valderrama Masters title (Photo: ©RC Valderrama)

It was October 1988, and the European Tour’s top stars were about to write a new chapter in golfing history. They were gathering at a course making its major competitive debut in a newly-minted tournament that would decide that year’s order of merit winner… Continue Reading

Author: 19/10/2018 [0] Comments 

From Beach Paradise to Golfing Haven

The 2018 Spanish Women’s Open will be held at La Quinta Golf & Country Club.

This summer the Costa del Sol has once again consolidated its status as one of the world’s most popular holiday beach resorts. For many other tourists, however, the “high season” is only now beginning… Continue Reading

Author: 07/09/2018 [0] Comments 

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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Author: 19/01/2018 [0] Comments 

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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Author: 16/01/2018 [0] Comments 

Spanish property 2017: Year in review, part II

 

The second half of 2017 brought good news after good news for Spain's property market, and the country in general.

The second half of 2017 brought good news after good news for Spain’s property market, and the country in general.

Welcome to part II of the VIVA Spanish property 2017 year in review. Now, where were we?

July: Foreign appetites rise
Foreign buyers have always played an important role in keeping Spain’s property market buoyant. Indeed, beyond the big cities and the tiny inland towns, much of the house-changing activity is carried out by non-Spaniards, such is the allure of a country dotted with beauty spots and ringed by a gorgeous shoreline…

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Author: 02/01/2018 [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 

Málaga Spain’s second-most popular cruise ship destination last month

Last year, the Harmony of the Seas visited Malaga: expect more similar sights this year. Image: Twitter/David Escalara

Last year, the Harmony of the Seas visited Málaga: expect more similar sights this year.
Image: Twitter/David Escalara

Hands up anybody who’s ever been on a cruise? Yes, you can put your walking stick down first. Actually, that is quite inaccurate: while the majority of luxury cruise ship-goers tend to be aged 50 and over, cruises are growing in popularity among Europe’s younger generations – a trend that is forcing cruise companies to alter how they market their holiday packages…

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Author: 27/04/2017 [0] Comments 

Costa del Sol one of Europe’s best value beach destinations, study finds

Cheap, cheerful and bursting with choice, there are few better beach holiday destinations in Europe than the Costa del Sol.

Affordable, friendly and bursting with choice, there are few better beach holiday destinations in Europe than the Costa del Sol.

A UK Post Office study of 19 European beach destinations has found that the Costa del Sol offers the third-most affordable resorts on the continent.

While Bulgaria’s Sunny Beach topped the poll, the Costa de Sol’s third-place ranking – just behind the Algarve in Portugal – was impressive given the fact that the region has some of the world’s most luxurious resorts, as well as some of its most family-friendly…

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Author: 18/04/2017 [0] Comments 

Costa del Sol smashes every tourism record… ever!

The Costa del Sol is one of the best places in the world for holidays and holiday homes.

As is by now customary, British tourists led the way, equating to 2.6 million arrivals, an increase of 16.6% compared with 2015.

In what has proved to be a record year for Spain’s tourism industry as a whole, Elías Bendodo, president of the Turismo Costa de Sol tourism authority, announced at a press conference in Málaga city last Wednesday the news that the province will close 2016 with the highest number of visitors ever recorded. The historic and all-important vital statistics? 12,000,000 visitors – an increase of 10.2% on last year’s figures which were also a record – 26,000,000 overnight stays… and a total spend of €11.1 billion…

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Author: 28/12/2016 [0] Comments 
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