Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Holiday Price Rise Next Year According to Thomas Cook

Spanish Popularity My Lead to 5% Holiday Price Rise Next Year According to Thomas Cook
Malaga airport has broken all records again for
tourists visiting the Costa Del Sol 

Leading travel agent Thomas Cook told British holidaymakers that the average trip to Spain in 2018 will cost around 5-10% more than it did compared to last year because of the increased demand and the pound being weaker.

As British, Irish, and Scandinavian holidaymakers begin to forgo other areas of the Mediterranean due to the threat of terrorism, Spain has seen record numbers of visitors. The official data shows that 2017 was the best year ever for Spanish tourism. This increase in demand also means that supply may have trouble keeping up however. This is why Thomas Cook believes holidays may be up to 10% more expensive in 2018.

Thomas Cook remarked that there was evidence holidaymakers will continue to snub Egypt and Turkey – despite the resorts in those countries being cheaper than Spanish resorts. Safety will always win over affordability, according to the travel agent. While the pound may weaken against the euro even more next year, the amount of British visitors going to Spain in 2018 isn’t likely to change, according to Thomas Cook Chief Executive Peter Fankhauser.

The executive also added that Spanish hoteliers are to take advantage of the unique position Spain is in by increasing their prices, but did add that many of them would use the additional profits to improve their facilities and expand upon them to guarantee long-term gains over short-term profits.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Monthly Sales Figures for Spanish Property Top 40,000

Monthly Sales Figures for Spanish Property Top 40,000
The Costa Del Sols continues to grow in property
valuation which is great news 

An analysis of Spanish property sales data by market valuation and appraisal firm Tinsa shows that transactions have stayed steady around the 40,000 mark for the last few months. The performance suggests that the Spanish property market is entering the next phase of growth; a sustained, steady, and encouraging stage of growth that comes after the rapid increases in property purchases found when markets initially recover.

The analysis from Tinsa runs up to the end of July, when 38,841 Spanish properties were sold. This represents a 16.8% increase over July of last year and also means that – taken as being the end of a 12-motnh period – property sales were at their highest level for over six years, reaching a total of 437,000.

All 17 of the autonomous Spanish communities recorded increases in sales, with Tinsa forecasting that there could be half a millionsales recorded in 2017 – which would be the largest figure for a decade. If this was to happen though, it would mean monthly sales averaged 44,000, which sounds a little too optimistic for the current market.

Even so, with sales figures growing steadily and the robust economy, the Spanish property market can be confident about the 2018 ahead of them.