17 cruise liners in Barcelona this weekend

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    • #57482
      DBMarcos99
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      http://www.02b.com/en/notices/2013/05/cruise-goers_to_spend_six_million_in_bcn_this_weekend_4806.php

      This unprecedented influx of visitors have forced Turisme de Barcelona to step up the usual fleet of sightseeing buses, adding ten more to the usual fleet. This weekend these are to be 67.

      Interesting don’t you think? And if more holiday makers are choosing to go on a cruise, is that bad news for the tourist and accommodation industry onland? Not that Barcelona will be bothered – as Mark has pointed out the place is heaving with tourists all the time. But smaller resorts may feel the hit?

    • #116907
      angie
      Blocked

      Well said mg πŸ˜‰

    • #116908
      DBMarcos99
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      You don’t think a switch from standard holidays to cruises, will have an effect on the property market ???

    • #116909
      angie
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      Hardly!, the numbers of properties for sale has grown a quarter of a million, and, according to Mark he thought not so long ago it could take 20 years to shift 2 million properties, well, using that theory, it’s now gone up to 22.5 years πŸ™„

      Might need 1000’s more cruises, oh and viewing inspections from the passengers each with a 3000 euro deposit on them πŸ˜›

    • #116910
      DBMarcos99
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      @angie wrote:

      Hardly!, the numbers of properties for sale has grown a quarter of a million, and, according to Mark he thought not so long ago it could take 20 years to shift 2 million properties, well, using that theory, it’s now gone up to 22.5 years πŸ™„

      Might need 1000’s more cruises, oh and viewing inspections from the passengers each with a 3000 euro deposit on them πŸ˜›

      You’ve misunderstood again. The point was that if tourists switch from land-based to cruise holidays, surely they’d be less likely to invest in property.
      But still, you’ve made the point it would take 1000s of cruises to have that impact πŸ˜†

    • #116912
      angie
      Blocked

      Well, glad you’ve confirmed that it will not help the huge numbers of Spanish properties for sale πŸ˜† What do you suggest might help shift them? πŸ˜† πŸ™„

    • #116913
      DBMarcos99
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      @angie wrote:

      Well, glad you’ve confirmed that it will not help the huge numbers of Spanish properties for sale πŸ˜† What do you suggest might help shift them? πŸ˜† πŸ™„

      You’ve not seen the huge percentage increase in Norwegians and Russians coming to Spain? (I assume we’re talking about coastal properties here)
      If I were a Brit property owner trying to offload, I’d certainly consider trying a Russian esate agent, depending on location.

    • #116915
      angie
      Blocked

      No-one doubts that other nationalities are visiting, and even buying properties in some cases, but the figures look miniscule to me and as even more properties come on the market as they are, I doubt it will have much effect on the total numbers. Remember not so long ago, the post that Russians had overtaken Brits in Spain, which then was actually referring to the CDS region only, in particular it was a TW promotion which equated to Russians had purchased 26 properties in a year on TW’s developments?

      People trying to sell should consider any possible outlet, even overseas agents, however, whether it’s of much use is the question since just about everyone has access to computers and can look on the many Spanish websites. πŸ™„

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