Latest research from Balearic Tourism highlights the growing difference in tourist profile between Mallorca and Ibiza. Whilst the typical Mallorca holidaymaker is older and chooses four star accommodation, across in Ibiza they are getting younger and more likely to rent their lodgings.
According to research by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), Cape Verde features in the top ten countries in the world for long-term tourism growth (2014 – 2024). International property investors are already reaping the rewards.
With 2.6 square mile Gibraltar ranking fifth in the world for population density, just behind Hong Kong, space is in short supply. But the creators of New Aloes have managed to squeeze 9,526ft² of house, 4,402ft² of terraces and 6,243ft² of garden out of the Rock, and it’s turned many heads.
With only days until the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off, it’s all eyes on the largest country in Latin America, Brazil.
According to the latest figures available from Spain’s National Institute of Statistics (INE), house sales in Catalonia were up 43.4% in March over the same month in 2013. Barcelona accounted for 65.7% of those sales.
Plans for a small exclusive residential development for year-round use in the French Alps have been unveiled by the UK office of the region’s leading developer, MGM French Properties.
Italian property is now the third most popular in the world, according to TheMoveChannel.com. The property portal´s latest Top of the Props report reveals that Italy climbed two places to reach third in the April 2014 chart, receiving more enquiries than both Spain and Portugal.
Official figures from the Land Registry out this month show that in 2013 the Balearics had the highest number of property sales to foreign investors in Spain, as well as the highest number of sales over half a million euros.
Sterling to euro exchange rates saw their best level in many months in the 2nd week in May following an ECB press conference. The President, Mario Draghi hinted that a change in the monetary policy was possible in June. This in turn led sterling euro to hit 1.2240 providing Euro buyers with exceptional opportunities to transfer money to Europe.
According to KPMG’s most recent survey from the Golf Advisory Practice, there are close to 400 new golf facilities in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) region which have opened after 2008 or started development since the economic downturn.
Latin America is set to steam ahead in the coming years with its share of the ‘wellness’ tourism industry, according to new figures released by the Global Wellness Tourism Congress (GWTC), part of the Global Wellness Institute (GWI).
By nature, people are adventurous. It is this impulse for curiosity that led to the discovery of fire, technology, and other inventions that revolutionized daily life. Today, most people aren’t as bold. Perhaps it’s because life is already too comfortable for further inquiry, or maybe it’s because people are afraid.
A timely combination of historically low interest rates, bargain property prices and a strong pound is luring British investors back to the overseas property market. In the first three months of this year, Conti, the overseas mortgage specialist, saw enquiries increase by 90 per cent compared with the same period in 2013. Confidence is back.
The headlines shout ‘foreign boom’, overseas buyers snatching up Spanish property at a rate of knots, but Murcia agent Mercers says if banks remain tight with their lending, full recovery of the property market is a long way off.
While some will be looking solely for the simplicity of sunshine and sea air on their summer break this year, many holidaymakers will be seeking out much more, looking to turn their dream vacation destination into the location of their second home.
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