Tag: Costa Blanca

The Brits are Still Coming – On Mass

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Falling exchange rates and Brexit fears do not seem to be bothering UK tourists coming to the Costa Blanca, according to latest figures from the National Statistics Institute. On the back of a record 2016 for foreign tourism, the January returns show a massive 32 percent hike in the number of British visitors coming to

C&A Announce Closing of 23 Stores in Spain

Budget clothing chain C&A has announced plans to close down 23 ‘loss-making’ branches across the country, which will involve 16 percent of its staff being made redundant, but the bad news is not going affect outlets in the southern Costa Blanca and Murcia regions. The Dutch firm, which has been operating in Europe for 175

Tourist Toppers

Spain has smashed the record for visits from foreign tourists last year, with a total of 71 and a half million visitors, and that’s before figures for December are factored in early next month! In November alone, four point one million foreign visitors arrived in Spain, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE). Up

No Worries For Ryanair

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Low-cost carrier Ryanair says that they don’t see any falls in UK visitor numbers flying into Alicante-Elche airport because of Brexit and the current falls in the exchange rate between the pound and the euro. The comments came after Valencian political leaders expressed concern about the possible uncertainty of what might happen in regard to

Busy Times

Booming foreign tourist numbers have contributed to Costa Blanca hotel occupancy numbers shooting up by 17 percent last month compared to a year earlier. The figures produced by the local hotel association, Hosbec, show October occupancy at over 76 percent, compared to under 60 percent in the same month in 2015. The figures do not include

Little Miracles

A 40-year-old British woman from the northern Costa Blanca has given birth to twins, some three months early, weighing in at just 700 grams each. Arlene Drysdale gave birth at the Jávea health centre last week, just 26 weeks into her pregnancy, but so far the twins, named Valentina and Isabella, are doing well. The

Earthquake Shakes Torrevieja

A 1.3 magnitude earthquake shook Torrevieja on Friday night, although no damage was reported.
The tremor occurred at around 02:30 with shakes and trembles reported by the residents of the Costa Blanca town.
Although the epicentre was out at sea, the ru…

Warm And Dry

Despite some big cloud bursts last month, October was much dryer and warmer than normal according to official figures. Figures from meteorologists AEMET say that the Valencian region, including the Costa Blanca, had rainfalls some 57 percent below the average for the month, whilst average temperatures of 17.8 degrees were one and half degrees higher than

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