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Fewer Brits coming

Postby katy » Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:34 pm

Today in Sur

Los resultados obtenidos por el aeropuerto de málaga durante octubre han acentuada la caída que experimentan los mercados británico y alemán en loque va del año, con un descenso hasta el pasado mes del 2,39% en el número de pasajeros procedentes del Reino Unido y del 5,99% en los de Alemania respeto al mismo periodo de 2005.

Briefly, "Figures from Málaga airport for Oct. show a continuing fall in the British and german market which has been happening throughout the year. The drop in passengers up to Oct is 2,39 from UK and 5,99% from Germany compared to figures for last year.

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Postby Beachcomber » Mon Nov 27, 2006 2:47 pm

Maybe they are fed up with all the hassle of travelling, especially to Málaga, and being ripped off by the airport taxi drivers.

When it's all finished Málaga airport will probably turn out to be the biggest white elephant in the whole of Andalucía.

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Postby silver » Mon Nov 27, 2006 3:17 pm

Could be just that Jerez and Granada airports have taken some of the travelers.
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Postby costakid » Mon Nov 27, 2006 3:18 pm

i doubt that beach, when to new marina is finished and the traffic problems are sorted people will flock back.

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Postby sueb » Thu Nov 30, 2006 1:46 pm

i agree beachcomber, what is it with Malaga taxi drivers, i thought they had to use their meters, not met that does so far and have been charged from 9 euros to 20 for the trip into malaga from the airport?

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Postby Grouser » Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:15 pm

Why not take the bus?
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Postby Beachcomber » Thu Nov 30, 2006 2:16 pm

A friend who arrived recently, albeit at about 2am, was charged €50 by an airport taxi driver to go to the Hotel Ibis!!!

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Postby anyroads » Sun Dec 03, 2006 2:26 pm

One of the reasons for the fall in tourists could be the fall of the Dollar against Sterling.

A number of people who work with me now think nothing of popping of to New York for a long week-end, whilst a year or so ago they may have spent the time in Spain.

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Postby katy » Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:30 pm

The Uk tourist figures are for the first 9 months of the year, the dollar only started its fall a couple of weeks ago. In January I only got $1.77 to Uk pound and in September $1.87 so I doubt this would lower UK. tourism figures. Its true that you do get more for your money in the USA though and in quality and service too. The last hotel I stayed in there included flat screen computer in room with 24 hour free access for far less than the price of a (allegedly) 4 star hotel on the CDS.


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