Of the Recovery Fund and Other Stories

Supposedly, on April 27, the Council of Ministers approved the Recovery Plan, a unique and, hopefully, unrepeatable opportunity to revitalize the Spanish economy in what promises to be a thorny journey. I say supposedly because although the news headlines and the media have echoed, the information reaches us so empty of content, let alone concrete, […]

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The re-opening of the county opens the closure to the tourist accommodation of Garraf and Baix Penedès

On 15 March, the Procicat lifted the comarcal confinement for the living bubbles  The comarcal mistrust leaves behind two months of restrictions that have cleared tourist accommodations. This new phase of mobility is a breath of relief to tourism, which can already recover some of the economic activity, and also to citizens, who are being […]

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With the wine to the neck: wine cellars in Covid-19 time

Supermarkets, the biggest adversaries of wine cellars Wine cellars experience a loss of 26.7% after confinement.    It is bad times for wine cellars. The closure of the catering industry, coupled with the new trend of direct sales between wineries and consumers, has done nothing but harm to these places which promote the culture of […]

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Spain, first on the list of favorite American and Asian tourist destinations

Tourists demand less-massified destinations, more tourist routes for natural environments other than beaches and more cultural routes.  According to the ‘Spain positioning studio as a tourist destination‘, developed from a survey conducted in 33 countries, Spain is above the world average (8.6 out of 10) in its ability to attract long-term tourism, which is understood […]

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Is there a possibility of opining?

In conscience, this letter should be entitled something like “The Infuges of a Banana State”; but out of respect, out of principle, or through education, we have not named it that way. Our motivation, dear readers, is the publication of the ministerial order of the 13th January with effect on 14 January to modify an […]

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The arrival of the vaccine, the great hope of the tourism sector

The Institute for Economic Analysis (IEE) estimates a GDP growth of 6% this 2021 Summer of 2021 It is not the title of a film, although this last year may be worthy of a film, but the date that has scheduled the tourist industry as the start of recovery. An increase in the forecasting of […]

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Royal Decree Law 35/2020, of 22 December, of urgent measures to support the tourist industry, hotel and trade and tax matters

Yesterday the BOE published Royal Decree-Law 35/2020 of 22 December, with measures to support the tourism, hotel and catering and commercial sectors valued at 4.22 billion euros.  Below is a brief summary of the main measures:           Reduction in the rent of premises Both SMEs and self-employed people who have rented premises can benefit. There […]

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A breath of hope at time of coronavirus: the vaccine of Pfizer and BioNTech

The international community finds a vaccine for the virus that has already charged  the life of more of 1,7 million people At the same time that the virus of the Covid-19 began to cross borders, laboratories of all the world started a race against time to find a vaccine that countered at the new pathogen. […]

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HLCLUB renews the diploma for its commitment to quality tourism

The diploma has been awarded by NODE Garraf, of the Diputació de Barcelona  The Garraf Economic Development Agency, NODE Garraf, which has the support of the Diputació de Barcelona since its gestation, has once again recognised HLCLUB’s commitment as a tourist information point to providing a quality tourist information and care service.  NODE Garraf, the […]

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The demand of tourist companies to reduce VAT falls on deaf ears

Reyes Maroto doubts that the measure will have an effect on demand The tourism sector is calling for a reduction in tourist VAT, which has been set at 10% since 2012, to offset the effects of the pandemic, which has hit the sector like no other. For this reason, the business organizations are demanding that […]

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