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Spain-Holiday.com: The 4 TOP TIPS how to get a Spanish summer holiday in the sun for less

MALAGA, 2018-Jan-11 — /EPR TRAVEL NEWS/ — Here are the 4 TOP TIPS how to get a Spanish summer holiday in the sun for less:

1. Taking the sting out of the School Holiday Peak Rates
The first rule for booking a budget beach break is normally to avoid travelling in the school holidays. However, if you have school-age children, then holidaying during those pricey summer school holidays is unavoidable.

However, the latest travel trend report from Spain-Holiday.com shows that even during the high season school summer holidays in July and August, there are still savings to be made of up to 32% off peak travel rates on the Spanish Costas.

Jannich Petersen COO of Spain-Holiday.com recommends:

“If you can be flexible on destination, there are some great deals on family-friendly beach holiday rental properties, such as on the Costa Dorada, where a week’s stay in mid-July can be found for an average 32% off, compared to peak travel prices in August.”

2. Book early
Early January is the time to book your summer holiday or at the very least to be thinking about it and finalising your arrangements before end of February. Families with school-aged children already know the dates that you can go away, so the sooner you narrow down your choice of location, you will have the best pick of properties at the best price.

3. Timing is everything
The off-season traveller often sees the best of a destination. With the high season crowds thinning out, cheaper flights and better deals to be found on accommodation.

Flexible travel dates can reap the biggest bargains. Just one week either side of peak of high season can see prices drop by an average of up to 13%. Two weeks either side of the peak of high season and those savings go up to an average of 32%.

“The difference of a couple of weeks either side of peak season, and just a few degrees in temperature can add up to as much as 60% savings on average”, advises Jannich Petersen, COO Spain-Holiday.com.

4. Look further afield
Certain areas are always more popular, having been promoted as tourist destinations to the international market for many decades.  However, with a little research, you can find equally stunning locations without looking too far.

The Costa Blanca is one of Spain’s beach destination hotspots and the price reflects this with an average peak travel rate of over €1,000 for a week’s accommodation in high season. However, accommodation on the neighbouring Costa Calida, is an average 22 per cent cheaper, saving more than €100 per week.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Spain-Holiday.com: Top 5 cheapest city break destinations in Spain


Malaga, Spain, Nov-3-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — With the clocks going back last weekend and the winter nights closing in, the impulse to book a last-minute flight to somewhere sunny is very tempting.

However, a cheap flight does not necessarily mean a cheap and cheerful weekend away.

Which city destination offers the best value depends to a large extent on how much you spend when you get there. The City Break Cost Index published by the Spain-Holiday.com reveals how typical costs for travellers varies greatly from city to city in Spain this autumn/winter. It examines everything from the price of airport transfer by taxi, bus, train and *Uber*, eating out, accommodation and things to do.

Where to go to escape the winter blues on a budget?

As you might expect, the report reveals that the most expensive cities are also the most popular cities – Barcelona, Madrid and Palma – but you may be surprised which cities offer the best value.


The Andalusian city of Jerez, famous for its sherry and dancing Andalusian horses, is the cheapest city to visit for a weekend break.

Andalusia is the top region to visit for a short break, with four cities – Jerez, Seville, Granada and Malaga – in the top 5 cheapest city break destinations. With new flight routes from the UK to Seville and Granada this winter, you can catch a flight and, within 3 hours, be enjoying tapas in a Spanish “plaza” in the November sunshine.

Comparing the price of visiting the top 10 attractions in each city, Barcelona is the most expensive city, costing £117 per person to visit attractions such as Sagrada Familia, Casa Battlo, Camp Nou Experience and Las Ramblas (which is thankfully free). In comparison, you would get change from £30 to visit the top 10 attractions in the cities of Alicante, Bilbao, Malaga and Seville.

After booking flights, travellers spend an average of £596 on a city break in Spain. Accommodation, eating out and visiting tourist attractions are what visitors are most likely to spend their budget on. The biggest cost tends to be accommodation, with travellers spending an average of £241 for a 2-night stay.

While hotels remain one of the top accommodation choices, staying in a city centre apartment not only offers flexibility but huge savings too.

For example, a rental apartment for two people in Malaga costs up to £156 less than a double room in a hotel. And for under £200, a couple can find quality rental accommodation for 2-nights in the heart of Jerez, Malaga, Alicante and Valencia.

Jannich Petersen, COO of Spain-Holiday.com commented:

“City breaks are almost as popular as sun and beach holidays to Spain and now represent 26% of all holidays.”

“The top 10 Spanish cities differ greatly in their appeal and there is something for everyone, whether they are culture vultures, shopaholics, foodies or those looking for a vibrant nightlife.

The City Break Cost Index aims to provide clarity for travellers to plan and budget for a memorable weekend winter break in Spain that doesn’t break the bank”.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Spain Visual Increasing Their Content Up To 600 Video Clips That Can Offer More Complete Image Of Spain As A Tourist Destination

Spain Visual with this latest extension allows you to visit 33 tourist destinations in a single platform that represents 85% of tourism supply in Spain.

They improve the content under “Featured and offers” both raising awareness of little-known corners with charm and original hotels as a section that presents the best deals for travel and accommodation offered by wholesalers.

It starts an advertising campaign aimed at the European community with the slogans “Do you know Spain?” and “Discover Spain” into Google and Facebook.

The layout design is more friendly, dramatically improving navigability.

They are developing new content relating to products in Spain especially in regard to wine, cheese, oil and local cuisine, as we find a value of paramount importance in our tourist offer.

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Spain Visual Updates Its Tourism Portal By Spain, And Presents The New And Improved Version Of Its Platform

They have added three new destinations to the site, Aragon, Extremadura and Val d’Aran in which the site presents 85% of tourism in Spain.

So the destinations in www.spainvisual.com currently operating are:

Costa Brava. Costa del Maresme, Barcelona, Costa Dorada, Sitges, Castellón, Valencia, Alicante / Costa Blanca, Murcia, Almeria, Malaga / Costa del Sol. Granada, Seville, Cadiz, Huelva, Pyrenees, Navarre, Aragon, Asturias, Castilla La Mancha, Madrid, Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro

It expands the video section to offer to companies making corporate video commercials for the web at affordable prices.

As for video content have been integrated for 19 spots these areas bringing the total content of the portal video spot is 564 spots.

Added photo content to improve information in various areas.

It has completely changed the layout design making it more friendly and substantially improving the navigability.

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Spain Visual Integrates Three New Destinations In Its Tourism Portal, Aragon, Extremadura And Val d’Aran

Spain Visual presents a new version of its website about Spain tourism with a substantial increase in content and significant improvements in design and navigability.

The day 02.11.2011 presents a new version of Visual Spain tourism website www.spainvisual.com, with plenty of improvements content, design and navigability.

. They have added three new destinations to the site, Aragon, Extremadura and Val d’Aran in which the site presents 85% of tourism in Spain.

. It expands the video section to offer to companies making corporate video commercials for the web at affordable prices.

. As for video content have been integrated for 19 spots these areas bringing the total content of the portal video spot is 564 spots.

. Added photo content to improve information in various areas.

. It has completely changed the layout design making it more friendly and substantially improving the navigability.

. They have integrated the latest deals flights low cost of Iberia, as well as banners for the company Smart Boxes regarding short breaks at very competitive prices.

. They have enhanced the content of social media channels such as Vimeo, Youtube and Facebook, as well as the opening of a specialized blog on holiday in Spain to boost brand awareness.

As for expansion plans in a period of 12 to 18 months will come to its presentation in Mandarin Chinese and Russian to match the industry’s future.

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DO YOU KNOW SPAIN? A video tour by the best tourist destinations in Spain

www.spainvisual.com launches new version of its portal with major graphical enhancements, content and navigability.

“Spain Visual”, tourism portal located in Barcelona, has incorporated into this new version links to blogs and social networks and Web 2.0 start. It also has added a new destination Asturias, being under preparation on Galicia and Castilla Leon.

Video contents have been hosted on a dedicated server in the U.S. of the renowned company specializing in network video Sorensonmedia to offer streaming video in a professional manner.

It also has integrated into the portal advertising banners AffiliateFuture that guarantee the best deals in the sector.

His slogan “Look, find & booking” sums up the philosophy of the portal, a tool to explore the core values of a destination from your PC, Iphone or mobile and be able to choose the more attractive, making available to the navigator also all tools necessary to book everything you need at competitive prices.

Company sources indicate that short-term goals are, on one side complete the presentation of the few brands and other tourist missing translation from Russian and Chinese portal at the time it is possible to boost the brand in Spain these markets in future.

As for other improvements, try to integrate into each brand booking engines presented the specific destination of the hotel association to help improve the margins of the sector.

With this platform “Spain Visual” hopes to bring added value and efficiency to promote the network of the Spanish tourist industry.

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Malagacar.com Extends Its Car Hire Discount Voucher Codes Until October 31 At Malaga Airport

The favorable reception and reviews from customers who have used the service offered by Malagacar.com at Malaga airport has led to an extension of the discount codes until October 31, 2011. How to get the best discount codes? Continue reading to learn more.

Malagacar.com offers many and varied ways in which customers can benefit with the best deals on car hire Malaga airport which include: Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, their own blog and of course everybody who is receiving their newsletter.

The best discounts can be obtained through Facebook, where Malagacar.com offers significant discounts for those interested in coming to Malaga for a vacation.

Moreover, by becoming a Malagacar.com follower in Facebook you may review and contact the company, read the latest customer reviews for car hire in Malaga and belong to an increasingly growing community enjoying Malaga and their services.

Is it recommended to hire a car in Malaga?

Malaga is a province where to go from one extreme to another can take us a few hours if you use public transport. All those people who like to get the most of their holiday should rent a car in Malaga without a doubt.

The Costa del Sol is the main tourist area in the province of Malaga extending along 150 kilometers of beaches and is one of the favorite destinations for tourists. The train covers only a part of the area, while the bus in summer and with many people may not be the best option for many.

From Marbella to Malaga airport by car it takes less than 45 minutes… thus we could also take advantage of our vacation until the last second and not have to leave hours in advance to arrive in time at Malaga airport to catch our flight back home.

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Cheap Car Hire in Palma with Latest Carrentals.co.uk Deals for Mallorca Breaks

Carrentals.co.uk, the leading car hire comparator, is helping Brits escape the British winter for some sun in Mallorca thanks to new money-saving deals on hire cars. The site is home to offers for Palma Airport car hire which can help Brits get more for their money.

With cheap flights enabling people to head for the beaches of the famous Mallorcan destination of Palma, the Carrentals.co.uk site is offering the cheapest car hire Palma Airport deals around to make a winter holiday more affordable.

The British travelling public know that they can rely on the award-winning Carrentals.co.uk service to get them bargain rental deals and thanks to cheap air fares to Mallorca and other popular Balearic island destinations, logging on to Carrentals.co.uk is the way to get the best value car hire Palma Airport has to offer.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, comments, “With many Brits seeking to get away from the harsh winter currently in force in the UK, a bit of sun in popular places like Palma de Mallorca is just the ticket. To save on car hire deals our website is the perfect place to go to compare the web’s best value deals.”

The Carrentals.co.uk service compares car hire deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 9,000 locations worldwide. To compare the latest car hire deals visit www.carrentals.co.uk.

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Autumn Malaga Visits with Cheap Car Hire Thanks to Travel Comparison Site Asap.co.uk

People making for some Spanish sunshine late in the season can now enjoy saving money on car hire thanks to specialist travel portal Asap.co.uk. The website is home to numerous Malaga Airport car hire deals which help people to stretch their budgets that bit further.

People know that they can trust Malaga for good weather in the autumn and as such head there in large numbers. The Asap.co.uk website can help tourists to stretch their holiday budgets thanks to offering a huge range of car rental Malaga deals which offer great value.

Available on the website are more deals than just savings on car hire however, with people able to log on to the website to find cheap flight deals from Air France, British Airways, KLM, easyJet, RyanAir and more. This means that people can always have access to the best range of hire cars Malaga available.

Tim Burnham, spokesperson for Asap.co.uk, says, “Our latest car hire deals are perfect for helping people to save money on car hire in Malaga. Saving on a holiday is always welcome and our site can help people to find real value this autumn.”

Asap.co.uk is a member of the ASAP Ventures Ltd group of websites which includes award-winning car hire price comparison site Carrentals.co.uk. Further to offering the best cheap car hire Malaga has on offer, the site is also home to useful free to download destination information guides.

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Late Summer Sunshine with Bargain Car Hire from Carrentals.co.uk

As Brits in their thousands seek to head away to sunshine in Spain late in the season, award-winning car hire site Carrentals.co.uk has announced that is has available a huge range of bargain car hire in Alicante deals to help people save money on their trips.

Anyone Brit tourists making for the Spanish Sunshine can log on to Carrentals.co.uk and find the best deals around to help them save on their car hire requirements. Brits are taking advantage of bargain flights available on the web to get away to the sun, and Carrentals.co.uk has some outstanding cheap deals for Alicante car hire available on its site.

The site currently offers outstanding deals plus also a range of information guides to facilities available in Alicante, something ideal for the traveller who wants to know about airport information and more. The website offers guides like this on top of cheap car hire Alicante deals to help people enjoy the experience of booking cheap car hire even more.

Gareth Robinson, Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, comments, “Many Brits are looking to get away to the sunshine now that there is a new school year in place and the resorts on the continent are a lot quieter than during the summer. Our new deals for bargain rentals are a great way of helping people to stretch their holiday budgets that bit further.”

Carrentals.co.uk compares car hire deals from up to 50 rental companies, including Alamo, Auto Europe, Budget, Holiday Autos and Sixt, in over 9,000 locations worldwide. To compare the latest car hire deals visit www.carrentals.co.uk.

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Website Carrentals.co.uk Offers Up Cheap Malaga Car Hire for Late Breaks

With many Brits deciding to take advantage of the Mediterranean climate to enjoy a late getaway to the sun, award-winning car hire comparison site Carrentals.co.uk has reported that it can help people to save on their car hire needs in the famous Spanish resort of Malaga.

The Carrentals.co.uk website specialises in getting travellers and tourists value for money rental deals around the world, and at present is able to help any one heading to Malaga to get bargain deals thanks to a new choice of hire offers relating to cheap car hire in Malaga Airport.

The website chooses the deals it compares and offers from as many as 50 leading car hire providers, meaning tourists and travellers are always able to save. Anyone wanting to get better value for their holiday budget can log on to the site and compare the car hire Malaga Airport deals which are on show to save money.

In addition to helping people enjoy great value and big savings on car hire in Malaga Airport, Carrentals.co.uk offers other travel services. The site offers a range of downloadable guides which give the traveller information on destinations and this includes things like what facilities are available to them at Malaga Airport.

Managing Director of Carrentals.co.uk, Gareth Robinson, comments, “At the end of the British summer we often see lots of people heading away to the sunshine for a break which includes a bit of good weather, so it’s normal that they want to save money on their car hire needs when heading there.”

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Hotels.com Research Finds Brits Spend A Quarter Of A Billion Hours A Year Working On Holiday

New research from Hotels.com has revealed that relaxing on holiday should be easy, but more than half of British travellers (55%) find it hard to switch off from work and rely on their laptops and Blackberries to keep in contact with the office.


Hotels.com research* has revealed that in tough economic times, people are finding it harder than ever to switch off, and want to feel they are at work even when they are not. On a one week break, Brits now spend the equivalent of one day in the office (seven hours on average) which means that just under a quarter of a billion hours are lost each year by travellers working when they are supposed to be relaxing on holiday**.

The new research established that there are three types of holiday workers. Of those who admit to taking time out of their holidays to work, 26% are emergency browsers – checking in only to deal with urgent issues; another 24% are sun lounger surfers who check in with the office at least every other day; and 35% are compulsive mailers who feel the need to be in constant contact with the office, logging on at least once a day or more.

Hotels.com found that 60% of those who work on holiday are doing so for reasons relating to their job security. While 28% felt that beach emailing “saved time when back in the office” and 12% wanted to ensure their colleagues were coping without them. The rest admitted it had more to do with job security, citing reasons such as “I want the office to see that I’m passionate about my job”.

According to The Work Foundation***, ‘holiday guilt’ can be explained by the UK’s long-hours culture which gives rise to insecurity and ‘presenteeism’. It is perceived that being seen and heard will lead to promotion and job safety, whereas those away from the office might miss out. Checking in with the office and not trusting others to look after things in their absence can be seen as an effort to show that they are indispensable.

Alison Couper, Communications Director for Hotels.com, said: ”Holidays are meant to be a time to relax and switch off from work. Designating a “blackberry hour”, agreed with your partner, is one way of avoiding arguments but the ideal solution is to leave the office behind you and make the most of your holiday.”

* Research conducted amongst 2,167 travellers from the UK, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Denmark in June/July 2009.

** Office of National Statistics Social Trends Report – Britons make 69.5 million trips abroad each year. Hotels.com research found that 55% of Britons work when on holiday, spending an average of seven hours working during the average week long trip, making the number of hours worked on holiday 267,575,000 hours per year.

*** Money, Tickets, Passport, Blackberry?? The Work Foundation, August 2005

About Hotels.com
As part of the Expedia group which operates in all major markets, Hotels.com offers more than 100,000 quality hotels, B&Bs and serviced apartments worldwide including New York hotelsRome hotelsEdinburgh hotels and London hotels. If a customer can find the same deal for less on a prepaid hotel, Hotels.com will match it. Hotels.com benefits from one of the largest hotel contracting teams in the industry negotiating the best rates for its customers, plus there are 1.3m reviews from users who have actually stayed in the hotels to ensure customers make an informed choice when booking. Hotels.com won the Gold Award for best hotel booking site in Webuser magazine in February 2009.

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