Breakfast with the Minister – any questions?

I’ve received a lovely invitation to a “friendly breakfast and chat” with the Andalusian Minister for Tourism, Francisco Javier Fernández Hernández, next week up in t’big city. Why, it was addressed to me personally and everything. Except for the gold rimmed border. Now, I’m not sure if I received the invite because: I am an important and respect businessman in the expat tourism sector; I once foolishly took out an advert with La Voz (who Continue reading Breakfast with the Minister – any questions?

Catalonia to tax tourists 3€ a night

In an effort to raise 100 million euros extra a year, Catalonia has announced a new tax of up to 3€ a night, per person, on all tourists. All hotels, apartments, b&bs and cruise ships are subject to the tax, which is per head, per night and ranges from 1 to 3€ depending on how many stars your chosen establishment has. It’s worth pointing out that if you do stay in Catalonia, you’re also obliged Continue reading Catalonia to tax tourists 3€ a night