Maybe this what is required in Spain

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    • #103927
      Anonymous
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      I can think of a few Spanish developments that deserve to be knocked down.

    • #103928
      Anonymous
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      Great minds think alike.

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    • #103941
      Anonymous
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      What does he mean by quality tourist ??? Spain has historicaly branded itself as the low end of the tourism market. The so called quality tourism went to France & Italy.

    • #103942
      Anonymous
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      @shakeel wrote:

      What does he mean by quality tourist ???

      Only he can answer that one, Shakeel, but I could hazard a guess….. 🙄

      Spain definitely requires more of this:
      The Spanish Minister for Development, José Blanco, is starting a tour (first in London, then France, Germany, Holland, Sweden and Russia) to try and sell Spanish property to foreign buyers in May…..

      ….the Minister will personally explain the situation and guarantees of the Spanish real estate sector.
      Blanco says his Road Show intends to ‘promote the strength of our economy and judicial security’

      Re. the bits I’ve highlighted, I think he’s wee-weeing in the wind.

      http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_30080.shtml

    • #103943
      Anonymous
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      Charlie, I have read the link. Having a kness up at the expense of the tax paying Country men is what this is all about. Speaking to a captive or ill informed audiance is not going to resolve issues.

      He should have first brought all those concerns i.e. Developers, Councils, lawyers, colegio de Abagado, Notaries, Banks, Courts to 21st Century and than come out. The chance of this happening in the next fifty years is next to none.

      Besides, why should we take his word for it apart from it being meaningless. He may not be there after the election in 2012..

    • #103949
      Fuengi (Andrew)
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      @shakeel wrote:

      What does he mean by quality tourist ??? Spain has historicaly branded itself as the low end of the tourism market. The so called quality tourism went to France & Italy.

      quality tourist benefit the local stakeholders, not solely the tour operators and the resort hotel.

      from my experience people talk about moving away from the mass tourism to more sustainable forms of tourism that have less of an impact on a locations infrastructure and resources.

    • #103957
      Anonymous
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      @shakeel wrote:

      What does he mean by quality tourist ??? Spain has historicaly branded itself as the low end of the tourism market. The so called quality tourism went to France & Italy.

      he means the type of people who hire a villa and a car then eat out at local restaurants,not those who get a cheap package deal and never leave the hotel they are staying at

    • #103958
      katy
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      A villa 😆 They hire a cheap apartment, shop at LIDLS (you can see them with their carrier bags on the beach). Not much goes into the local economy.

    • #103962
      Fuengi (Andrew)
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      what most tourist destinations want (unless the destination is the hotel) is for tourists to spend their money in the local economy. eat in the restaurants, buy the trinkets, pay for the excursions/activities.

      IF they don’t do this, the cost/benefit of the type of tourism is questionable in the long term.

      But destinations that cater to sun tourism generally have this problem. If they want to cater to a more ‘affluent’ type of clientele, they they need to invest in education/training of the stakeholders and improve the amenities. Then it becomes a PR excerise to try and attract the sort of business they want.

    • #103963
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      Fuengi, fully agree with you. Besides what Spain has to understand is that many people who have properties there have a holiday home that is used for personal holiday/family holiday/friends and as such are not going to stay in hotels, they may eat outside once in a while. They may not use the “Chinigetos” Where a Hamburger cost more than the price of a Hamburger at Hard rock Cafe (London ).

      The benefit of this can be seen in the sales figuires of supermarkets, take ways etc.

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