Business over Tapas September 21 2017 Nº 225

21 Septiembre 2017  Sección; Especiales 709 votos

 

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Few people enjoy flying these days, with no room for your legs, a small and sticky child in the seat next to you and a talkative mother making up the row. Behind, perhaps you will be rewarded with a loud collection of still-merry drunks and in front, inevitably somebody who has already put their seat back that full three inches before the plane has even taken off.

 

Flying seems to be an inconvenience that one must endure to top and tail one’s holiday, or visit, or business. At least (if nothing goes wrong at the airport) it has the virtue of being both quick and of course safe.

Business over Tapas September 14 2017 Nº 224

14 Septiembre 2017  Sección; Especiales 997 votos

 

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Spain is a country where no one appears to buy the press any more (the biggest newspaper is El País with just 96,000 copies sold daily). Perhaps we get our news online, perhaps we watch it on the telly, and perhaps we don’t tune in at all.

A further €10 million in funding for more Family Hubs is being ring-fenced, as demand arises from Local Authorities, to be drawn down this year. This is in addition to funding announcements for Family Hubs in June.

Business over Tapas September 7 2017 Nº 223

07 Septiembre 2017  Sección; Especiales 655 votos

 

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We are careful not to say – rather, to write – the wrong thing. Oh, someone on Facebook will set up a hue and cry because we didn’t ‘like’ the doggy picture, or we failed to support some post about alternative medicine or tattoos. We could be ostracised – which in Facebook terms means we are ‘unfollowed’. It’s a bit like being ‘Sent to Coventry’.

Business over Tapas August 31 2017 Nº 222

31 Agosto 2017  Sección; Especiales 673 votos

 

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Following on from the recent terror attack, Barcelona was host on Saturday to 500,000 people who had come to show their feelings against terrorism; the King of Spain and Mariano Rajoy were among them. But, anything to do with Catalonia means politics, and there are items aplenty to suit every position.

Business over Tapas August 24 2017 Nº 221

25 Agosto 2017  Sección; Especiales 588 votos

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The horrid events in Barcelona last week appear to have reached their conclusion, with the shooting of the homicidal van driver by the Catalonian police, the Mossos d'Esquadra. There is some political and social fallout still to come, no doubt (including a squabble over who should be present in the solemn ‘no tinc por – we aren’t afraid’ Barcelona march on Saturday), but the greatest effect on all of this may be on tourism.

Business over Tapas 23 March 2017 Nº 201

23 Agosto 2017  Sección; Especiales 662 votos

 

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The British government is to trigger the infamous Article 50 on Wednesday 29th of this month. This is the mechanism to begin the UK’s departure from the EU. It should apparently take two years to achieve. Maybe.

Irelanda and Spain: Literary links

17 Agosto 2017  Sección; Especiales 630 votos

IT IS a commonplace that the Irish-Spanish connections is venerable and persistent, although one suspects that it barely surfaces in the consciousness of the Irish tourists who for the last quarter-century have been descending on the Costa Brava and the Costa del Sol.  In this century alone the literature links are of surprising profusion and I propose for a month or two to consider some of them.

Business over Tapas August 17 2017 Nº 220

17 Agosto 2017  Sección; Especiales 618 votos

 

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Following on from last week’s editorial on ‘turismofobia’, we look at the difference between short term tourism and long term residence. Where the average tourist is in Spain for five days, where his holiday spend is largely retained by his tour-operator in his country of origin and where his loyalty towards Spain is low. By contrast, we who live in Spain as foreigners know full well that we are here for the long term, that we are more valuable to the economy and, as well, far more loyal to our locality than the tourists.

Business over Tapas 10 August 2017 Nº 219

10 Agosto 2017  Sección; Especiales 825 votos

 

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Tourism brings untold wealth and a huge number of jobs to Spain – yet there are now some voices raised against this summer onslaught.

Business over Tapas August 3 2017 Nº 218

03 Agosto 2017  Sección; Especiales 967 votos

 

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Two weeks holiday in Portugal has made a pleasurable break from Paradise. Spain is a wonderful place to live, but a short time away can help put things in better perspective.

2017 Dublin Horse Show Launched

02 Agosto 2017  Sección; Especiales 786 votos

Ticket Sales, Competitor Entries and Corporate Hospitality all bode well for 2017 Show

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