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November 28th, 2012

Opting for car hire at Malaga Airport is an excellent option for independent travellers who want to get the most out of their trip. Having a private vehicle allows visitors the freedom to explore the city of Malaga and the enchanting Costa del Sol at their leisure without having to rely on public transportation. There are also a wide range of exciting daytrip destinations that can easily be reached by car from the southern Spanish city of Malaga, including the vibrant city of Torremolinos. The roads that run along the coastline near Malaga are exceptionally smooth and provide endless driving pleasure. There are also plenty of beaches here, where motorists can pause for a while to soak up the sun before climbing into their chosen vehicle once more.

Car hire at Malaga Airport is provided by a large number of internationally recognised car hire companies including Avis Auto Rental, Budget Rent-a-Car, Europcar, Hertz and Crown Car Hire. Rental desks can be found in both terminals 1 and 2 of the airport and the friendly staff that work their make the hire process smooth and simple.

Because there are such a large number of car hire booths at Malaga Airport prices tend to be very competitive, meaning that travellers who are prepared to take the time to shop around a little are sure to get a great deal. However, prices can vary dramatically between companies and vehicle models, so make sure that you don’t simply opt for the first deal you find.

The best way to ensure that you find quality car hire at Malaga Airport is to shop around. Most of the car hire companies that provide car hire at the airport provide websites, which allows motorists to reserve their choice of vehicle in advance. One of the main advantages of doing this is that you can specify the exact date and time that you will arrive at the airport, meaning that your vehicle will be ready and waiting for you as soon as you touch down. This removes the hassle of having to search for car hire after a long flight and allows you to start exploring Malaga and the surrounding area straight away.

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March 9th, 2010

There was a small uptick in Spanish housing sales during the fourth quarter of last year, according to data released yesterday by the Ministry of Housing. Small, maybe, but enough for the Government to get excited about.

Beatriz Corredor, Minister for Housing

Beatriz Corredor, Minister for Housing

“The transactions in the fourth quarter represent a rise of 4.1% with respect to the same period last year, this being the first year-on-year rise since the fourth quarter of 2006,” goes the first sentence, in bold, of the Ministry’s press release.

In fact, if you just look at the ordinary housing market, the uptick was even better. Excluding social housing there were 116,664 house sales in Q4, a rise of 5.5%. Sales in the province of Malaga went up 3.6%. Regrettably, that’s where the good news ends.

Take the year as a whole, there 413,112 transactions last year, a fall of 19% compared to the previous year, and a whopping 46% down on 2007. Even the Q4 was down 33% compared to 2 years ago.

Some regions did better than others. Looking at a selection of regions popular with holiday home buyers, the inland province of Teruel suffered the most in 2009, down 36%, followed by Las Palmas in The Canaries, down 32%. At the other end of the scale, Spain’s two big cities did the best, down just 1.7% in Madrid and 3.9% in Barcelona.

Story by Mark Stucklin

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October 14th, 2009

Britain has been designated the worst place to live in Europe, compared with nine other major countries, despite the fact that Brits earn by far the highest wages.

Life in sun-soaked Spain, where people retire earlier and live longer, was judged to be the best by researchers at uSwitch.com in the latest European Quality of Life index.

Earning 35,730 pounds ($56,410) a year on average, Brits are 10,000 pounds ($15,790) richer than their European neighbors, but that doesn’t translate into an easier life and they are getting a “raw deal” researchers concluded.

Shoppers in Britain pay higher prices for fuel, food, alcohol and cigarettes and receive poorer healthcare and education, the survey found.

“There is more to good living than money and this report shows why so many Brits are giving up on the UK and heading to France and Spain,” said Ann Robinson, Director of Consumer Policy at uSwitch.com.

“We have lost all sense of balance between wealth and well-being,” she said.

British workers toil three years longer and die two years younger than their French counterparts.

The Spanish enjoy 2,665 hours of sunshine a year, compared with just 1,397 in Ireland and they pay five percent less taxes than their light-deprived Irish cousins.

The 10 major countries surveyed were ranked in the following order from best to worst quality of life: France, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Italy, Sweden, Ireland and Britain.

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November 12th, 2008

Low cost carrier Ryanair has just opened up four new routes between Málaga and the UK, making the Costa del Sol accessible to even more potential homebuyers each year.

Ryanair already flies to 10 UK destinations from Málaga and will now add Glasgow Prestwick, London Stansted, Birmingham and Edinburgh to that list. The airline predicts there could be an extra 240,000 passengers a year on these new routes, including an extra 100,000 from Birmingham alone.

Ryanair has reported that just days since announcing the new routes 5,000 tickets have already been sold for Glasgow, 6,000 for London Stansted, 5,500 for Edinburgh, and 13,000 for Birmingham.

The new flights will also attract an increasing number of holidaymakers, boosting the buy-to-let market as well.

For more see www.ryanair.com

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November 4th, 2008
Met de flitstrein van Malaga naar Madrid in tweeënhalf uur

Met de flitstrein van Malaga naar Madrid in tweeënhalf uur

Behalve de AVE tussen Barcelona en Madrid via Tarragona rijden op het Iberisch schiereiland ook hogesnelheidstreinen tussen Madrid en Sevilla en Malaga via Cordoba. Ook tussen Madrid en Toledo en tussen Madrid en Huesca via Zaragoza. In de toekomst worden ook Santiago de Compostella in Gallicië en San Sebastian in Baskenland op het AVE-net aangesloten. De hogesnelheidslijn van Barcelona via Perpignan naar Montpellier in Zuid-Frankrijk is volop in aanleg. AVE rijdt vrijwel altijd op tijd. Renfe geeft, vanaf 15 minuten vertraging, de helft van de ticketprijs terug; bij meer dan een halfuur vertraging de volle ticketprijs. In Nederland te boeken bij NSHispeed, tel. 0900 – 9296. Kijk voor meer info en dienstregeling op www.renfe.com

Lees verder: De Telegraaf

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