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Spain is Breaking all the Records

22 May 2017 | Tags: , , , ,

As the Spanish news headlines tell us that 2017 is set to break all of the previous tourism records it is a good time to reflect on why and what is so good about Spain in 2017 that makes it possible.   

To me, with 27 years experience of living here in Spain, it is instinctive and evidenced by decades of building, consolidation and more building.  There was always a feeling that one day this place will be great, it will be the prime tourist destination of Europe and the world.  After so many years of constantly ‘getting there’, I am beginning to think we may well have arrived.

A good indicator of this is the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index for 2017 produced for the  World Economic Forum in which for the second time in a row the tourism sector ranked as the most competitive in the world.  Spain received a top score of 5.4 out of 7 on its Competitiveness Index, over France and Germany, which ranked second and third respectively.  The report pointed out Spain’s good infrastructure, security and wealth of cultural and natural resources, a world class aviation infrastructure and a modern transport system.  This is the reward for successive Spanish governments prioritising a solid transport and tourism infrastructure created with strong policy support.  Spain has been climbing the tourism competitiveness scale: in 2011 it ranked 8th; by 2013 it was 4th, and in 2015 it was awarded the world title and won again in 2016, when 68 million people arrived and spent 52 billion Euros.  

There is more; the baby boomers, the richest and best educated generation ever, are drawing the biggest pensions ever, and leaving the cold wet north for a new home in the sun.  Fibre optic is covering Spain in a highly competitive telecoms environment at a time when working from home with the Internet allows more people to to choose their ideal location.  In a virtuous circle a percentage of visitors decide to become residents, and an increasing number of visitors brings more residents.  What we are seeing now is a new age of growth in Spain where 50 years of vision, planning and work meet the need of an age when holiday and residential tourism are at their most popular.  

Welcome to Spain, better than it has ever been before.  

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When “Brexit means Brexit”

29 March 2017 | Tags: , , ,

Historic letter from Theresa May starts the two year negotiation process for the UK to leave the EU.

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My Lawyer in Spain heading to A Place in the Sun!

15 March 2017 | Tags: ,

For the 8th year running, My Lawyer in Spain will be again taking a stand at A Place in the Sun Exhibition taking place from 5 – 7 May in Olympia, London.

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How will Brexit affect You in Spain?

14 March 2017 | Tags: , , ,

Brexit means Brexit said Theresa May. The Brexit Bill has passed through the Houses of Parliament and Article 50 is expected to be invoked imminently.

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MLS involved in organising visit of HM British Ambassador to Spain

20 February 2017

MLS were proud to be involved in organising the recent visit of Simon Manley CMG, HM British Ambassador to Spain, to the English Cemetery in Malaga and to the Brexit Conference in Marbella.

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