Marbella town hall has been on a mission to boost its image as a high-end lavish travel destination by targeting luxury travel companies in the US. Mayor of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, visited New York last week to sign an agreement with one of America’s largest luxury travel agents, Virtuoso, to secure Marbella as the preferred destination for its clientele.
A new taxi app has come into effect in Malaga following a pilot scheme ran in August. The app, called Mytaxi, currently has 150 vehicles operating in and around the city and hopes to add another 100 taxis to its fleet by the end of the year, reports newspaper Euro Weekly News.
Marbella’s central marina is waiting for work to be carried out to extend the quay, enabling cruise ship shuttle boats and vessels of more than 30 metres to dock at the port. There are also plans for a new boulevard linking the marina to the seafront promenade. The marina, which has undergone some €50,000 worth of work in the first phase of the project, has already resulted in a steady rise in commercial activity.
Unemployment levels in Spain fell by 8.06% in the second quarter (Q2) of the year, meaning an extra 306,000 people found themselves a job, according to the Active Population Survey (EPA) by the government’s central statistics unit. Q2 figures now show that 3,490,100 people are registered as unemployed across the country, the lowest quarterly total since the last quarter of 2008, reports newspaper Murcia Today.
Online retailer Amazon is set to create 1600 new fixed contract jobs in Spain this year, the company announced. Amazon has invested more that €1,100 million increasing its presence in Spain since it first opened its online doors to the country in 2011.
Spanish beachfront rental properties will cost 3% more this July and August than they did last summer, new report by TecniTasa reveals. The average cost of renting a beachfront property in Spain for one month is €750, but as it the case with property prices in general, prices vary greatly depending on the area and region.
Andalucia continues to attract the highest number of UK investors, new figures reveal. In the last five years, investors from the UK have ploughed more than €250 million in the region of Andalucia - accounting for 10% of all direct foreign investment, according to figures revealed at the Barometer on Climate and Outlook of British Investment in Spain presentation, reports newspaper Sur in English.
Since 2013, the number of people registered as unemployed in Spain has fallen by 5 million. During the month of May, unemployment levels in Spain fell by 2.51% to 3,252,130 - the lowest figure recorded since January 2009, reports newspaper Murcia Today.