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Day: October 8, 2018

August registers a 2.8% increase in spending by inbound tourists, while number of arrivals is unchanged

In August, a total of 10.2 million tourists visited Spain (down 1.9%), spending 11.54 billion euros, an increase of 1.8%. The average daily spend was 139 euros, 10.7% more than in the same month last year. The State Secretary for Tourism, Isabel Oliver, believes it is very positive that “tourist spending continues to grow even in markets such as the British one, which was less dynamic in the number of travellers this year, after an exceptional 2017. We are focusing on a quality rather than a quantity tourism model, and therefore spending should be the indicator by which we...

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Government approves urgent measures to reduce electricity bill and boost energy transition

The Government plans to reduce the price of electricity and will ban door-to-door selling by energy companies. The Council of Ministers approved a Royal Decree-Law to urgently tackle electricity price rises, improve information for consumers, reduce the cost of electricity bills and “speed up the transition to a de-carbonised economy through greater integration of renewable energies, fostering sustainable mobility and energy efficiency,” explained the Minister for Ecological Transition, Teresa Ribera. The minister stated that this is the government’s immediate response before winter kicks in and a preliminary step to the redirection of the country’s energy policy, “in which income...

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End of an Era as Club 18-30 Retires at 50

Once a brand known for fun-packed breaks for some, and shocking deprivation for others, the Club 18-30 holiday tour firm will take its last tour this month   Having just reached 50 years of age, Club 18-30 will no ease trading as a travel brand with its last departure being from Manchester on October 27 to Magaluf. With its first tour in 1968, Club 18-30 quickly became known as a brand of escapism, for those who wanted to throw away the shackles of parental control and live as free individuals for the first time abroad, on a holiday which...

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Bather Complains Beach Bar Taking Too Much Space

Following complaints at the start of the season because there were no beach bars in Orihuela, now there may be too many, according to one beach goer who has written to the town hall complaining that one bar is taking up too much space! A user of the Cala Bosque Beach at La Zenia has sent a letter to Orihuela town hall complaining of several “irregularities” committed by the beach bar, including the “excess occupation of the permitted surface”. In their allegations, it claims that the chiringuito on the La Zenia beach has a maximum occupation of 20 square...

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