Having made a concerted effort to orientate the Islands’ hotel and leisure facilities towards the high end, the Balearics are now successfully courting the Russian tourist. Visitor numbers from Russia are up 23.4% in 2012 over 2011 and now, for the first time, all three Balearic airports are connected to the nation.
The Secretary of State for Tourism in Rio Grande do Norte, Renato Fernandes, has outlined his plans to upgrade Natal’s tourist infrastructure. Already known for its ‘sun and sea’ – Fernandes wants to add marinas, golf, five and six star hotels and possibly even a theme park to Natal’s compelling offer.
A lack of knowledge over foreign healthcare systems could be costing expats and second homeowners unnecessarily, while the tough economic conditions in some countries today could threaten the overall treatment on offer there.
Spain has always been a popular destination for Brits looking to move abroad or to own a second home. Spain’s lure of sunshine, stunning coastal scenery and lively cities has been attracting interest for years and it seems that the trend isn’t about to change any time soon.
Plans to build state-of-the-art new homes in a French Alpine location which has been inhabited for more than 5,000 years have been announced by the region’s leading developer, MGM French Properties.
Ever since it was discovered by surfers back in the 1970s, Brazil’s Pipa has been a tourism success story.
The European Environment Agency has released a detailed study into those European cities at high risk of urban flooding. Marbella sits second bottom of a table of 578 cities with only 22.51% of its area ‘sealed’ by buildings, concrete or tarmac – only Sweden’s Norrkoping is ‘greener’ at 21.6%.
It is an exciting time to invest in Brazil. With 2013 marking the 10th anniversary of Jim O'Neill of Goldman Sachs classifying the country as one of the BRIC nations (along with Russia, India and China), Brazil's progress over the last decade is under scrutiny.
With Scandinavians, Dutch, Russians, Chinese and now millionaires from Latin America suddenly “hot” on the value offered by property in Marbella, the race is on to find top quality luxury stock.
Some 2.3 million ‘foreign’ EU nationals are now officially registered in Spain, around 5% of the total population.
Just on the market in what is said to be one of the property hotspots of the French Alps is a brand new luxurious new five-bedroom, five-bathroom detached chalet.
Played the right way, there is gold in the Spanish property market with the occasional deal arising that could return 20% inside three months. But agent Spanish Hot Properties advises that finance must be in place so you can strike while the iron’s hot.
Independent real estate investment consultant, Crystal Investment and Real Estate has 49 plots of land for sale at The Palms at Corozal in Belize.
Mounting pressure on UK high street banks to be more transparent about the costs of add-on products, fuelled by the mis-selling of Payment Protection Insurance, could lead to an overhaul of banks’ fee structures and the introduction of charges just for holding an account with them – an unwelcome concept, but one that people experience every day when they move or buy property abroad.
Positivity has emerged from the Spanish press with regards to the long-awaited opening of Murcia’s Corvera Airport.
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