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Friday’s Spanish graph: hopeful Easter

The slowdown in the European cycle begins to appear on the figures about tourism in Spain. The drop in flow of foreign tourists from Germany and the UK, with a share of above 35% of the total, weighs down in part the evolution of total inflow of tourists during the first two months of the year. Yet, until now, we are only witnessing a containment in the growth rate after a exceptionally good 2011, considering it is a period of crisis, analysts…


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Spanish hotels must be booming

They are thriving, actually. National statistics office INE on Friday published January’s data for the hotel sector in Spain and figures were all bright, a repeated event that has lately become a relief spot and an anchor for the economy of the country. Foreign tourist numbers were up by 4.6pc year on year to 2.78 million, average revenue per room rose by 0.1pc to €68.3 million, and occupation was 37.4pc…


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The rain in Spain is fairly plain

By Julia Pastor, in Madrid | The bank with the greater economic weight in the euro zone is Spanish, Spain’s national football team won the World Championship, and so did the national basket team; the number two in the tennis ranking is from Majorca, Spanish chefs are in the covers of the most important newspapers of the world, foreign tourists and no tourists adore the jamón ibérico… The history of…


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Fitur 2012: in tourism Spain trusts

By Julia Pastor, in Madrid | On Wednesday, the International Tourism Fair Fitur 2012 was inagurated in Madrid. This anual event is the most important of the sector in Spain and it will be open until January 22. This year’s edition is marked by the crisis and the resulting financial adjustments made by the autonomic regions, but also by the widespread notion that the tourism sector is the only one…



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The UK crowns Spain as the favorite holiday destination in 2012

By Julia Pastor, in Madrid | Towards the end of 2011, the British press published a news item, that was finally denied, regarding an evacuation plan that the Foreign Office was supposedly preparing to evacuate British citizens resident in Spain in case of a financial crunch. A few days later, at the beginning of the New Year, that same publications crown Spain as the favourite holiday destination for British families…


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Spanish tourism industry generates more revenue than in 2007

MADRID | Tourism in Spain has overcome the crisis and is experiencing its fourth best year. The sector is expected to close with 57 million foreign tourists and an 8% increase in spending. Its revenues now exceed the €1.5bn obtained in 2010: 14% more than in 2007 and 2008. Secretary general of domestic trade and tourism, Joan Mesquida, said in an interview with Europe Press: “We are quite far from the…