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August 28th, 2015

Spanish hotels recorded 39.8 million overnight stays in July, representing an increase of 5.9% over the same month of 2014, according to data published by the National Statistics Institute this week. The increase in overnight stays is due mainly to the 7% rise in stays by residents in Spain, while the ...

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August 28th, 2015

According to the annual report prepared by property portal idealista.com on shared apartments, the interest in rooms for rent in Spain has grown by 12% over the last 12 months, rising from 14,664,547 online searches carried out in the first 6 months of 2014, to 16,449,121 searches carried out in ...

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August 27th, 2015

Spanish drivers lost an average of 17 hours in traffic jams during 2014, according to the annual traffic report published by INRIX, which places Spain, once again, in eleventh position in the ranking of the most congested European countries. Barcelona is the Spanish city with most traffic jams, and also recorded ...

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August 27th, 2015

L'Eixample in Barcelona is the most sought-after district in Spain when it comes to buying a home, according to data from a study carried out by real estate portal, fotocasa.es, although the number of searches for homes in this area has fallen by 1% this year, compared with 2014. The second ...

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August 26th, 2015

Google paid tribute to La Tomatina by dedicating their Doodle today to the popular fiesta, held in the Valencian town of Buñol, which this year celebrates its 70th anniversary. The animated Doodle shows various characters engaging in a battle of tomatoes, simulating what will happen in Buñol later today. On its 70th ...

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August 26th, 2015

According to data from real estate portal, hogaria.net, in July the price of second hand homes for sale in Spain rose by 0.15% over the month of June, closing the month with an average price per square metre of 1,579 euros, while in year-on-year terms prices fell by –4.0% on ...

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August 25th, 2015

Data from the latest Frontur tourist border movements survey released by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism reveal that in the first seven months of the year Spain received the record figure of 38 million foreign tourists, which represents an increase of 4.7% over the same period in 2014. According ...

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August 25th, 2015

The average price of renting a room in a shared apartment in the main university cities in Europe is around 350 euros per month, compared with 229 euros in Spain, according to a study carried out by property portal, pisos.com. With an average rental price of 808 euros per month, El ...

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August 24th, 2015

The Spanish Government website, La Moncloa, reported last week that the number of foreign citizens registered with the Spanish Social Security system stood at 1,660,994 in July, which represents a decline of 0.43% (or 7,104 contributors) over the figure for the month of June. Of this total, some 900,566 of ...

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August 24th, 2015

Buying a house with a swimming pool in Madrid or Barcelona comes at a significant cost. According to a study published by property portal, Idealista.com, the cost of buying a home with a pool in Madrid is, on average, 34% more expensive than buying a home without one, while in ...

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August 21st, 2015

The Hotel Federation of Ibiza and Formentera has voiced concerns over the 9.96% reduction in the number of German tourists registered through the airport of Ibiza between January and July of this year. At the same time the President of the Hoteliers Federation, Juanjo Riera, pointed out that they have also ...

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August 21st, 2015

The online holiday rental portal, HomeAway, recently carried out a study on the various features and services offered by holiday rental accommodations in the six main European countries: Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Portugal and Spain, which together represent 47% of the total market in Europe. Included among the ...

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August 20th, 2015

The drop in the international price of crude oil has resulted in automotive fuels becoming cheaper, and diesel - “Gasóleo A” - is now being sold in hundreds of Spanish service stations for under one euro per litre. Specifically, according to data from the Ministry of Industry, there are 446 ...

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August 20th, 2015

The production value in the construction sector in Spain is predicted to grow by 3% in 2015, after seven consecutive years of declines, according to the latest report on the sector carried out by the risk management and credit services society, Cesce. Data from the report indicates that the greatest growth ...

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August 19th, 2015

Low cost airlines transported 20.16 million passengers in the first seven months of the year, which represents an increase of 9.7% over the same period of 2014, and accounted for 49.4% of the air passenger traffic departing from or arriving in Spain, according to the latest data published by the ...

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