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.
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.
Marbella and five other towns in Malaga will receive a share of just under €50 million to promote integrated sustainable urban development under the EDUSI scheme, the Sur in English newspaper reports.
The future of one of the most well know sporting facilities in Marbella, Marbella Rugby Club, could be in jeopardy after receiving a huge tax bill from the Patronato Provincial de Recaudación. The provincial tax collection agency has billed the club for €112,000 in unpaid IBI (municipal property tax) accumulated over the past 25 years.