- Malaga tourism increased 13.4 per cent in Q1 2014 (INE)
- Spanish tourism generated more than €500 million in the last 6 months (INE)
- The only way for property is ‘Marbs’ for Keith and Corinna Mead from Brentwood, Essex
According to a report from the Spanish National Statistics Institute (INE), the growth of the tourism industry in Malaga has generated more than €500 million in the last six months.
The data shows a 13.4 per cent increase in tourism in the region compared to the same period last year, with a whopping 407,155 tourists visiting Malaga in the first quarter of 2014, staying an average of two nights.
Furthermore, budget airline Flybe have foreseen the summer tourist stampede to continue well into the rest of year, extending their winter schedule from airports in the UK to popular destinations in Europe. In particular, Flybe have added extra flights from Southend to destinations across Spain, providing a year round schedule from Essex to ITV’S The Only Way is Essex casts’ destination of choice, ‘Marbs’ otherwise known as Marbella on the Costa del Sol.
Interestingly, hotels.com reported a surge in interest in the area after the programme aired in June, with figures showing a 72 per cent increase of enquiries since the Essex ‘in crowd’ started holidaying at the popular Spanish resort, spelling great news for property owners in the region.
Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España comments,
“These new year round flights operated by Flybe from Southend Airport are really terrific news for both our prospective buyers looking to make their stay in the Spanish sunshine more permanent and our current Taylor Wimpey de España home owners. Holidaymakers who will be flying in to Spain from Essex will all need a holiday apartment, villa or hotel to stay in which bodes well for our existing owners who are keen to let out their homes.
“There is a great deal of affluence in the South East of England and we look forward to showing these potential buyers around our beautiful show homes as the only active developer in the region; it is difficult not to want to buy once you have seen the fabulous properties available here at affordable prices.”
Indeed, that is exactly what Keith and Corinna Mead from Brentwood, Essex did. The couple found their perfect holiday home on www.taylorwimpeyspain.com and within a few months, the purchase of their truly stunning holiday apartment in Marbella was complete.
Mr Mead comments,
“We are currently finishing the furnishing of our new apartment and have completely fallen in love with the area. With the beach on our doorstep and the town centre just five minutes away it is the perfect holiday location between mountains and award winning beaches, as well as warm temperatures long after the summertime crowds have departed.
“Both myself and my wife trusted Taylor Wimpey España in helping us find our dream home over other Spanish agents as they have a reputable UK background. The service they delivered went above and beyond what we had imagined, providing us with fluent English speaking agents, great lawyers to draw up contracts and a property that ticks every box for us.”
The only way is certainly ‘Marbs’ for the Meads and could be for you too, why not check out the latest property offering from Taylor Wimpey España?
The superb new residential complex Horizon Beach comprises a selection of two and three bedroom apartments in Estepona close to the marina of Marbella, all with views of the Mediterranean Sea and Rock of Gibraltar.
With only 36 units, this boutique gated development is the ideal second home location, with spacious open-plan apartments, large terraces or private gardens, direct beach access, panoramic swimming pool and underground parking. From just €340,000, those looking to buy in the Costa del Sol can ensure that their holiday home dreams come true this summer. Penthouses still available!
For more information please contact Taylor Wimpey España today on 08000 121 020 or visit www.taylorwimpeyspain.com. If you reside outside of the UK you will need to call 0034 971 70 69 72.