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Another record breaker! Spanish tourism levels hit new heights

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Spain is celebrating a record year of tourism, having welcomed nearly 65 million foreign visitors in 2014. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has confirmed that between them visitors spent an impressive €63 billion, up 6.5% on the previous year. Tourism accounts for 10.9% of Spain’s GDP, according to the PM, generating 1 in every 9 jobs. […]

Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) touches upon many people over the winter months, manifesting as moodiness, lack of energy, social withdrawal, carb cravings, weigh gain or full blown depression. Research shared by the Online Psychology Degree website has shown that some 50% of sufferers find antidepressants to be effective in combatting SAD, but that light therapy […]

“Business travelers often bring spouses, discover new interests abroad and in general, prime the pumps for all manners of travel.” < So speaks TravelPulse Europe senior editor James Ruggia, in light of the GBTA Foundation’s prediction that business travel in five European markets (Italy, Spain, France, Germany and the UK) will increase by a healthy […]

According to ANEA (Spanish Airports and Air Navigation public body) the Costa Blanca’s main airport, Alicante-Elche, is celebrating a record year and is steadily reaching its target of ten million users for 2014. Figures recorded in May revealed huge traffic, some 974,449 passengers passing through the airport, 4.8% more than in the same month in […]

Calpe was the most looked-for Marina Alta location on the Trivago website in 2013. Trivago, which looks for and compares the prices of 500,000 hotels worldwide, is used by more than 45 million people a month. The Valencian Community accounted for 10.2% of all Spanish searches on the internet hotel comparison site. In all, 4.6% […]