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Day: December 10, 2018

Almost 13 million tourists travel to Spain for cultural reasons, 38% up on 2016

The cultural sector is consolidating its position as an economic driver of the tourism sector, according to the figures in the 2018 Cultural Statistics Yearbook published by the Ministry of Culture and Sport. ​12.8% of all trips made by residents in Spain for leisure, recreation or vacations were initially centred on cultural reasons, amounting to a total of 12.5 million trips. The figure for the arrival of foreign tourists reached 12.8 million (up 18.1%), an increase of more than 37.6% on the 2016 figure (8 million tourists). Furthermore, one in every five trips by residents in Spain (19.8%) included...

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NEW CHARITY SHOP OPENS ITS DOORS IN LOS ALCAZARES

Asociación Únicos have opened their new fundraising shop on the Oasis Bulevar in Los Alcázares. Headed up by Luisa Garcia Ramos, the Asociación Unicos volunteers were out in full force for the inauguration, greeting customers, new and old. “Our shop is vital in our fundraising efforts to keep up our work with the abandoned dogs in our care,” commented Luisa. “Without the generosity of the public with donations and purchases, we would struggle to feed and care for our dogs, so we are very grateful for the support of our customers.” Open Monday to Saturday from 10.00 am until...

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New Changes to Driving Regulations from January 2019

So, 2019 is just around the corner and as well as new resolutions, new plans for the forthcoming 12 months and new goals to attain, there will also be new rules and regulations to follow. From January, the DGT (General Directorate of Traffic) will be introducing five new security measures to help combat distraction and speeding – two elements that have worsened in the last 12 months, particularly regarding the number of accidents and deaths on the road. The changes are as follows: Driving license – The tests you have to pass to obtain your driving license will be...

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Quirónsalud Hospital Torrevieja launches the solidarity campaign of Christmas 2018

From the 3rd to the 12th December donations of toys and Christmas cakes/pastries for disadvantaged children can be donated in the hall of the hospital The Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja launches the solidarity Christmas campaign 2018 it will be held from the 3rd to the 12th of December. The campaign will consist of collecting toys and Christmas cakes/pastries in for the charities Alimentos Solidarios and Caritas of Torrevieja. The Association of estate agencies of the Vega Baja (ASIVEGA) and more than fifty associations of foreign residents from the area are collaborating towards this charity campaign. The campaign will be present on...

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