Dispense with hotels and stay in style when doing business overseas

“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 6.6% during 2015, to a total value of €156.8 billion. The projection was based on the impressive H1 2014 business travel figures for the five markets, with spending growing by 4.3% – the biggest gain since 2010.

Interestingly, even Spain’s struggling economy saw business spending grow comfortably during the period, while companies within the Iberian country are feeling positive that the increase is part of a wider picture of positivity. Markit’s Business Outlook Survey found that optimism among Spanish firms was well above the EU average, with growth expected thanks to efficient business practices, new product launches and activity in new markets.

The increased business spending and positive outlook, along with the current strength of the pound against the euro, have created an optimum situation for regular business travellers looking to dispense with the hassle of hotels and instead opt for an apartment that can be used as a base while they are overseas.

Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director for leading homebuilder Taylor Wimpey España, explains,

“We’ve all been there – watching the minutes pass and worrying about being late while waiting for the hotel staff to locate an ironing board and deliver it to your room so that you can look presentable for the big meeting, or going down to breakfast only to find a sizeable queue and having to skip it in order to get away on time. For the discerning business traveller, a second home overseas provides a much more attractive alternative and it has the added benefit that it can also be used for leisure purposes.”

Calpesol in the bustling Costa Blanca is an excellent example of the kind of property that is perfect for a regular business traveller. The high spec, three bedroom/two bathroom townhouses are available from just €179,000, which is incredible value given the current exchange rate. All have well appointed terraces for relaxing after a hard day’s work and superior kitchens to banish those memories of questionable hotel food forever.

Certainly such a property would benefit the business traveller’s family as well, with Spain regularly making top 5 lists of global holiday destinations based on everything from its popularity to its value for money. Most recently, research from On The Beach saw Spain take 3 of the top 5 spots in the best value 4* holiday destination category.

For more information about purchasing the ultimate business base and second home, please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit www.taylorwimpeyspain.com. Those residing outside of the UK should call 0034 971 70 69 72.