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Since opening last 8 April, the Zara megastore at Plaza España has been converted, perhaps inadvertently – or is it? – into a tourist attraction! This Zara, and its sister-store Stradivarius on the west wing of Edificio España, were the first Inditex stores to be opened immediately after heiress Marta Ortega assumed her post as Chairperson of Inditex, the world's largest apparel retailer. The inauguration of this Zara marks Marta Ortega’s debut in the stratosphere of Inditex’s hierarchy.
For as low as €20 and higher than €2000! That's the way the traje flamenca goes, pricewise. Meaning, you've got a really exciting range of choices!
At stake during the ratification of Spain's Labor Reform were the European Union's pandemic reconstruction funds -- the NGEU and MFF packages -- projected to reach €1824.3 billion, and the remedy for the precarious labor situation in Spain due to the structural anomaly in hiring.
Somehow it’s comforting that on its 42nd edition, FITUR (Feria Internacional de Turismo) went ahead and held a real people-with-people trade fair instead of a disheartening virtual. This sends a clear message that tourism must not remain grounded but must instead learn to coexist with safety protocols in a world of new normal. Head-on, it has met the challenge of reinstating tourism as a key engine for economic development in the aftermath of the pandemic. For the purpose, the organizers had envisioned a robust and decisive fair, one that generates trust and optimism in the sector.
The romantic story that turned vile has yet to stop unfolding. Reporters are scouring the field far and wide for plots and subplots. Still, nobody is seriously betting that the Infanta will finally divorce the villain in the story. She'd gone through worse before. UPDATE: On Monday, 24 January 2022, Infanta Cristina and Iñaki Urdangarin issued a joint communique announcing their intention to "interrumpir su relación matrimonial (interrupt their matrimonial relationship)." The Infanta has finally reached the end of her rope.
President of Spain: "Our project for Spain is for Spain to grow. Never before has it been so worthwhile to invest in Spain."
"Bizum was born with the objective of making easy payments between people by linking their phone numbers and email addresses with their bank accounts," says BIZUM S.L. The very nature of money is changing. In an encompassing framework, the EU wants secure and cheap instant payments with stablecoins as gamechanger.
From recycling to solar power, living green is becoming somewhat mainstream. Electric cars are unfortunately very expensive and their manufacture is less-than-green. See the top-ten electric cars on the market.
Sanlúcar was chosen by INFUR the new Spanish Capital of Gastronomy for 2022, turning the charming city of Cadiz into the leading gastronomical platform in Spain for next year. The beauty of the city and its rich delicacies were not the only reasons for its selection, as the year 2022 will mark the celebration of the Fifth Centenary of the First Circumnavigation of the Globe by Magellan and Elcano. Who can ask for more?
From 1 to 3 December, Madrid will host the 24th General Assembly of the World Tourism Organization. Says WTO Secretary-General: "In difficult circumstances, Spain has stepped forward to host this important General Assembly. In UNWTO's host city, Madrid, the world's tourism will come together to plan for a future in which our sector fulfills its unique potential as a pillar of inclusive growth and opportunity for all."