Articles tagged as "Tourism in Spain"

Articles tagged as "Tourism in Spain" : 19 articles

Spanish economic growth on track in third quarter

Spain has enjoyed some of the strongest and most sustained economic growth of all the nations in Europe over the past 24 months.

Spain has enjoyed some of the strongest and most sustained economic growth of all the nations in Europe over the past 24 months.

It’s only really economists who break the year down into quarters. Sure, we all have a mental map of when summer ends and winter starts, but spring and autumn often do a passable impression of the seasons either side of them, which makes the notion of four seasons redundant for many…

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Author: 02/11/2017 [0] Comments 

Barcelona district to trial €13 million universal income scheme

The basic income scheme is an innovative trial from the EU that could help improve the lives of thousands of Spaniards.

The basic income scheme is an innovative trial from the EU that could help improve the lives of thousands of Spaniards.

The notion of countries offering a universal basic income is a divisive one, with many arguing that it is impractical in reality. Switzerland held a referendum on introducing such a basic income – where every adult in the country receives a flat amount of money per month from the government – but rejected the plan…

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Author: 07/06/2017 [0] Comments 

World Tourism Organization ranks Spain third-most popular destination

Spain has a lot to offer all types of holidaymaker, and is regularly among the most visited countries in the world.

Spain has a lot to offer all types of holidaymaker, and is regularly among the most visited countries in the world.

The latest data from UNWTO – the World Tourism Organization – has placed Spain third in the global tourism rankings for 2016.

According to the data, Spain welcomed 68.2 million visitors last year, placing it behind the USA in second with 77.5 million visitors, and France in first place, with 84.5 million overseas visitors…

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Author: 10/05/2017 [0] Comments 

Andalucía tourist figures up 15% in January

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Hopping on a city sightseeing bus is a great way for visitors to get to know the provincial capital of Málaga.

According to data just released by Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE), the number of overseas visitors to Andalucía – which of course, in addition to Málaga, also comprises the provinces of Cádiz, Huelva, Sevilla, Jaén, Córdoba, Granada and Almería – was a huge 15% higher in January of this year than that recorded for the same month in 2016, while visits from Spanish nationals also grew by nearly 11% over the same period…

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Author: 15/03/2017 [0] Comments 

Chinese investment in Spain grew four-fold in 2016, data shows

From food to fashion, prioperty to football clubs, Spain is proving highly alluring for Chinese money.

From food to fashion, property to football clubs, Spain is proving highly alluring for Chinese money.

Spain is now the seventh-most attractive country in Europe for Chinese investment, with more than €1.7 billion of Chinese money pouring into the Spanish economy in 2016, reveals data by investment firm Baker McKenzie…

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Author: 10/03/2017 [0] Comments 

Could Trump’s presidency deliver a boost to Spanish tourism?

Trump has had a strong impact on the world's perception of the USA in a short space of time.

Trump has had a strong impact on the world’s perception of the USA in a short space of time.

The world’s tourism big three are Spain, France and the USA, with each nation seemingly taking it in turns to be the most popular from one year to the next. While there will always be arguments as to the exact nature of tourism and visits, plenty of data from last year points to Spain taking the lead in 2017 as the world’s most visited country…

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Author: 28/02/2017 [0] Comments 

It’s confirmed: Spain more popular than ever as 2016 smashes tourism records

Spain's numerous attractions turned the heads of 75 million people last year.

Spain’s numerous attractions turned the heads of 75 million people last year.

Spain’s amazingly consistent appeal to holidaymakers from the world over cranked into overdrive in 2016, with the country welcoming 75 million tourists last year

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Author: 11/01/2017 [0] Comments 

Brits lead the way as foreigners spend €63bn in Spain in 2015

Brits spent €40 million per day in Spain during the first 11 months of last year.

Not only do Brits comprise the largest group of foreign investors in Spanish property, but they are also far-and-away the biggest spenders in the country… and the gap on the rest appears to be growing.

Data from Spain’s National Statistics Institute (INE) has revealed that for the first 11 months of last year, British tourists spent €13.4 billion in Spain, more than 20% of the total €63 billion brought into the country by foreign tourists during that period…

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Author: 18/01/2016 [0] Comments 

July was Spain’s hottest month ever, weather agency confirms

Average temperatures across the whole of Spain were 26.5 Celsius for the month of July – a record.

With the summer heat showing very little appetite for retreating as August begins in earnest, Spain’s national weather agency has confirmed that July was the hottest month ever recorded in the country.

The three separate heatwaves that were spread evenly across the month may have caught the headlines, but even in the ‘cooler’ periods in between, temperatures in most parts of the country were often way above average

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Author: 07/08/2015 [0] Comments 

Spain’s hotels swotting-up in preparation for Chinese influx

Chinese tourists bring bags of cash, but also demand certain standards, services and behaviours from their hosts.

No physical contact upon greeting, menus in Mandarin, and no rooms on the fourth floor or with a number four in them: these are just a selection of the holes many Spanish hotels are willing to jump through this year in order to win the approval of Chinese tourists…

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Author: 18/06/2015 [0] Comments 
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