Articles tagged as: spanish holidays

July 8th, 2014

The Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism presented last week, the mobile version of the official website for tourism in Spain and the 'Spain in Apps' platform (an app generator) which are aimed at offering a response to the needs of the digital tourist, and maintaining Spain's leading position in ...

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July 2nd, 2014

A total of 26.7 million overnight stays were registered in Spanish hotel establishments in May, representing an increase of 1.4% over the same month of 2013, boosted by a 4% rise in stays by residents in Spain, while foreigners’ bookings grew by 0.2%. In the first five months of the year, ...

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June 30th, 2014

Spending by international tourists reached 20,129 million euros through to May, representing an increase of 9.1% over the same period in 2013, according to figures released on Thursday from the Egatur tourism expenditure survey conducted by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism. In the first five months of the ...

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June 24th, 2014

According to surveys carried out by the Ministry of Industry and Tourism with hoteliers in Spain, the hotel occupancy rate in August is expected to rise to 78%, which is 6 percentage points higher than in the same month last year. For the month of July, the prospects are also ...

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June 11th, 2014

Andalusia is the third region in Spain, after Madrid and Catalonia, with the most hotel reservations made via the Internet, with 28.3% of room bookings for the region being performed online, representing an increase of 2.4% over the previous year. While presenting Andalusia’s new tourism campaign last week, the Minister of ...

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June 3rd, 2014

Air passenger traffic worldwide rose by 7.5% in April, over the same month last year, with an increase in capacity of 5.8% and a load factor of 79.4%, according to figures published by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which accounts for about 90% of air traffic worldwide. After the increase ...

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May 22nd, 2014

According to the results from the 14th Ipsos-Europ Assistance Barometer, which analyses the intentions of European holidaymakers, only 42% of Spanish citizens are contemplating going on holiday this summer, with an average budget of 1,723 euros, which is 25% less than the European average. The poll, which questioned a sample of ...

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May 21st, 2014

According to data published on Friday by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism’s Department of Tourism Studies, low cost airlines transported 7.71 million passengers in the first four months of the year, representing an increase of 10.3% over the same period last year. In contrast, the traditional airline companies ...

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May 16th, 2014

Spain has been awarded a total of 681 'Blue Flags' for 2014 (573 for beaches and 108 for marinas), keeping the country in the lead for the northern hemisphere, after adding an additional 23 beach flags and 11 marina flags and recording their best historic result. This result means that one ...

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May 13th, 2014

On a recent trip to New York, the Spanish Minister for Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria, met with representatives from the U.S. and Spanish tourism sectors to discuss the possibilities of increasing the tourism flows between the two countries. The U.S. tourism market is of great interest to Spain ...

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April 30th, 2014

According to the results of a survey published by Tripadvisor, 37% of Spanish hoteliers plan to raise their room rates, compared with 52% of hoteliers worldwide. The study, which was conducted among more than 61,000 travellers and hoteliers around the world, also shows the tourist trends for this year. Highlighted amongst ...

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April 3rd, 2014

The latest EGATUR Tourist Expenditure Survey results published by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, reveal that the total expenditure by international tourists to Spain between January and February was the highest since records began, standing at 6.08 billion euros. This represents growth of 9.1% over the corresponding period ...

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March 25th, 2014

Between January and February Spain received 6.2 million tourists, which is an increase of 11.8% year-on-year compared with the first two months of 2013, according to the Frontur tourist border movement survey published on Friday by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism. 3.11 million tourists visited the country in February, ...

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March 12th, 2014

In February the IAG airline group recorded an increase in their passenger numbers of 11.4%, despite Iberia’s loss of passengers in this month. According to the holding company, which comprises Iberia Express, British Airways and Vueling, the number of people transported in the month grew to over 4.7 million. This ...

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March 6th, 2014

According to the latest figures from the tourism expenditure survey, Egatur, international tourists spent a total of 3,107 million euros in Spain in January, which represents an increase of 10.1% over the same month of 2013, and the highest level recorded in the comparable time series, announced the Ministry of ...

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