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September 2nd, 2015

According to the latest data published by the National Statistics Institute, the number of overnight stays in non-hotel tourist accommodation in Spain (apartments, campsites, rural tourism accommodations and hostels) accumulated an increase of 7.1% in July, exceeding 18.5 million stays. Specifically, the number of overnight stays by residents of Spain increased ...

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September 1st, 2015

The price of housing in Spain increased by 5.1% year-on-year in the second quarter of the year, according to the latest statistics from the Association of Property Registrars. This increase is almost double the increase recorded in the first quarter of the year (2.65%), which the Registrars point out "consolidates ...

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September 1st, 2015

According to data from the latest Egatur tourist expenditure survey, published last week by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, international tourists visiting Spain spent a total of 37,129 million euros between January and July this year, which represents an increase of 7.7% over the same period of 2014, ...

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September 1st, 2015

The number of new mortgages constituted on homes in Spain listed in the Property Registers stood at a total of 21,454 in June, which represents an increase of 26.3% over the figure for the same month of 2014, according to the latest data from the National Statistics Institute, which pointed ...

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August 31st, 2015

According to data published last week by the Bank of Spain, the value of all the 500 euro notes in circulation in Spain stood at 35,006 million euros in July, and is the lowest value registered since January 2005, when the number of notes in circulation amounted to a value ...

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August 31st, 2015

Data from a recent study conducted by online holiday rental portal, HomeAway, on summer holiday rentals in Spain in 2015, have revealed that domestic demand has increased this year by 24% compared to the summer of 2014. Of all the enquires received via the portal for holiday rentals in Spain during ...

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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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