TOURISM

Covid-19 crisis devastates Spain’s tourism industry

The sector has recorded its worst semester on record, with more losses expected due to the travel restrictions imposed by the United Kingdom and other countries

CORONAVIRUS

Will the office become a thing of the past in Spain?

As the coronavirus lockdown eases, experts predict that capacity in the workplace will be reduced by 30% to 50%, with staff combining teleworking with on-site shifts

CORONAVIRUS

How the 2008 crisis compares with the coronavirus fallout in Spain

The country is walking into a new adverse scenario with different economic tools than it had during the Great Recession

Wealth in Spain

Welcome to Zagaleta, Spain’s most exclusive neighborhood

The residential area near the southern city of Marbella features two golf courses, a country club and is home to business magnates like Hans Snook, the founder of the UK cellphone company Orange

Property market

Ibiza Town dethrones San Sebastián as the most expensive Spanish city to buy a home

Local politicians say short-term rentals are responsible for the soaring property prices, which have risen more than 56% in the past five years

PROPERTY

Spain introduces new rental rules with more safeguards for tenants

Contract periods are extended, price hikes are contained, and evictions must first be notified with social services

Fraud in Spain

Online property scams are getting more sophisticated, experts warn

Authorities in Spain ask would-be buyers and tenants to use common sense when faced with an offer that proposes early payment through uncontrolled channels

IMMIGRATION

Spain, the new ‘golden visa’ haven of Europe

Statistics suggest a new record this year in applications for a residency-by-investment program that critics say does not provide enough safeguards against money laundering

REAL ESTATE

Foreigners buying up property in Spain like never before

British citizens made the largest number of purchases in the first half of 2018, followed by the French and Germans

PROPERTY MARKET

The last tenant standing

Rafael de la Concepción may live in one of Madrid’s most expensive neighborhoods, but his is anything but a life of luxury, and the owners of the property want him out