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New site for Marbella fair in 2015.

The Fair in Marbella, will be held at a new location this year. There are promises that they will have more attractions, more space for horses and concerts and a free bus, which will be held on 100,000 square metres of land in the La Cañada area. This will only be a temporary site until the new one which is under construction is finished in La Serrania, which will be used in 2016. Starting at the  beginning  of June  with a week long fair. The Marbella féria includes all the traditional elements of an Andalusian fair: food, drink, dancing, entertainment and of course, the trademark “casetas” that are set up just for the fair. The fairs new site is due to the many complaints from local neighbours who are fed up with the noise. The plans for the new site include more space for casetas, separated into those aimed at youths and those for families, more space for horses and riders and more attractions, including two Ferris wheels and a chi

Enrique Iglesias is coming back to Marbella this summer to appear at the Starlite festival.

After the huge success of his previous appearance at last year’s event in which he performed to packed audiences he will be returning on August 13 th . Other stars performing at the festival will include Lionel Richie, Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo, Lenny Kravitz and Laura Pausini to name a few. The festival performances start from the 18 th July through to the 22 nd August 2015. Also there will be parades, exhibitions and gastronomy. There will be a gala night held on 9 th August with Antonio Banderas hosting, raising money for various charities.  

Visitors to the Costa del Sol up to pre-crisis levels

In spite of the fall in UK visitors to the Costa del Sol there has been a marked increase from Asian visitors. The number of visits to the Costa del Sol has risen quicker than anywhere else in Spain. This is according to March’s figures which have just been released by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism. More than 500,000 foreign tourists came to Andalucía last month – up 14 per cent of all those who came to Spain. This is close to the pre-crisis level recorded in February 2008. The rise in foreign visitors to the region is up 12 per cent compared to the national average rise of 5.8 per cent, even though the number of British tourists has fallen. This has been compensated for by a rise in visitor numbers from Asia, Germany, France and Scandinavia. Figures from Turismo Costa del Sol show that three international tourist markets have risen by 20 per cent or more - Belgium, Italy and Sweden . Additionally Spain announced a record high