foreign tourism

Twice the number of tourists from Ukraine to visit Catalonia in 2012

April 11, 2012 11:44 PM | CNA / Roger Segura

Tourism from Russia and former Soviet republics has been increasing in Catalonia over the last few years. The Russian tour operator Natalie Tours announced that it will bring 35,000 Ukrainian tourists to Spain, 80% them going to Catalan beaches and the rest to the Canary Islands. Within the next 5 years, the number of Ukrainian tourists is expected to reach half million people. Furthermore, the number of tourists from Eastern Europe is expected to increase between 35% and 40%.

Russian millionaires find an opportunity within crisis buying real estate on Catalonia’s Costa Daurada

August 30, 2011 10:44 PM | CNA / Marc C. Griso

In the current times of crisis within the real state market, money from Russian tourists is particularly noticeable. Rich Russian citizens come to Tarragona’s Costa Daurada to buy houses close to the seashore. Their search is on for "exclusive homes'' with attached land to use them as summer houses or as a base to permanently relocate to. When not using the house, they may rent them.