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British holiday makers in Spain have spent just under 2 Billion euros in May alone

British holiday makers spent €1,778 million in Spain during the month of May, which has increased by 18.9% on last years figures according to the government’s central statistics unit. British tourist numbers also grew by just over 14% to just over 2 million compared to last year, even the week pound does not seem to have deterred them, the average amount spent during their stay rises by 4.3% to €869, according to the data. The total amount spent by foreign visitors in Spain during May reached €7,841 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 13.3%. In May, visitors from the UK made up 22% of all spending by foreign tourists in May. Year-to-date figures (January to May), show that a total of €28,235 million was spent in Spain by foreign tourists, an increase of 14.7% compared with the same five month period last year. British visitors spent 15.5% more, contributing €5,625 million and accounting for 19.9% of the total market share. Year-to-date figures

UK government releases video on how to Stay Safe in the event of a terrorist attack whilst on Holiday abroad

THE UK government has a released a how-to video for British holidaymakers on how to survive a terrorist attack while on holiday. With the chances of being involved in a terror attack remain extremely rare, holidaymakers travelling abroad this summer are being urged to watch a new video designed to help keep them safe in the event of an incident. The four-minute clip, released yesterday, by the counter terrorism police, shows holidaymakers how to run, hide and tell at the first sign of trouble. There is no specific intelligence that British holidaymakers will be targeted this summer but the launch of the film and supporting information is part of a general campaign to raise awareness among the public. It highlights the steps people can take to minimise the impact of an attack – including knowing the local emergency services number. “The chances of being caught up in a terrorist incident are still low, but sadly we have seen atrocities take place in the UK and

Torre del Mar beach regains the prestigious blue flag

Torre del Mar beach regains the prestigious blue flag. It comes after it lost the title four years ago.   The lovely beach has an area of over 2,000 meters where you enjoy a wonderful day in the sun and is ideal for visiting with family, because it has all types of services.  It is also hosting a weekend beach festival from the 5-8 July 2017 which will include a line up of  rock, indie, rap, reggae, house, techno and more as European and international acts combine for a diverse musical fiesta . It joins fellow Axarquia beaches Benajarafe, Caleta de Velez and El Morche, which also have the prestigious title. The area boasts five in total that carry the flag. The stamp of honour is reserved for beaches with exceptional water quality, safety, hygiene, accessibility, services, information and lifeguards.