Falstaff Magazine!! Barcelona with Gloria Hidalgo!!

Dann holt uns Gloria Hidalgo ab und begleitet uns drei Stunden lang durch die luxuriösesten, trendigsten und typisch katalanischen Geschäfte. Die Personal-Shopperin zeigt uns auch, was Barcelona so besonders macht: Schräg gegenüber des Hotels stehen etwa drei Perlen des katalanischen Jugendstils. Eine wurde von dem Star-Architekten Antoni Gaudí entworfen. Und im Nachbarhaus findet sich der Juwelier Bagués, der verspielte Preziosen fertigt. Sammler aus der ganzen Welt kommen hierher, um die filigranen Bijous zu kaufen. Auch Vinçon residiert in einem pompös ausgestatteten Haus und stellt auf mehreren Ebenen Kochutensilien, Leuchten und Möbel aus. Und bei Santa Eulalia, der ältesten Luxusboutique Barcelonas (1843 gegründet) finden sich die Nobelmodemarken.

Comes the 'bleisure', a new form of tourism

The sun and beach packages lose strength. . Increased travel that mix work and leisure

Two out of three elongate business to enjoy the destination

MADRID 12-11-2015

Comes the 'bleisure', a new form of tourismTwo out of three people performing work trips they organize so that they can make some tourism destinationAdding at least one day of leisure stay. In this growing trend he has begun calling Lead sure, A term that comes from the contraction of business Yleisure (Business and leisure in English). Likewise, urban tourism has grown 60% worldwide in the last five years, well above breaks in search of sun and sand.

This is one of the conclusions of a report by the Observatory Market Premium and Prestige products, IE Business School, in collaboration with MasterCard. The study, which was presented yesterday, is based on 1,500 interviews conducted in the United States, United Kingdom, Russia, Latin America and Spain. There is extensive research that has received the opinions of a panel of experts from the hotel, gastronomic, cultural industry, high-end products and media in the travel industry, among others.

The document also stresses that, due to time constraints and motivations to visit the city, such as guided tours, time preferences tourism They vary. For instance,shopping is very popular among tourists Lead sureBeing those made popular in the city that taking place at the airport or in stores duty-free.

Barcelona and Madrid

He urban tourism High range is a great opportunity for the two main cities of Spain: Madrid and Barcelona. "The report High-Value City Tourism reveals the changes that are occurring in urban high-end tourists, their preferences and how to Spain, growth of urban tourism represents a great opportunity, "said Maria Eugenia Giron says, director of the Observatory Market Premium and Prestige Products IE during the presentation of the study.

Shopping, sports, culture and entertainment are key for visitors to the city of Madrid. In the case of Barcelona emphasizes its natural setting and appeal of its various tourist spots and nightlife and excursions, as the report said. Both cities have a good image and what is called wow-factor (Attributes and qualities that lead the visitor pleasantly surprised). Although in this sense Barcelona wins clearly: it is the fourth most attractive city in Europe, behind Rome, Paris and London.

The luxury sector saves the crisis in Spain

TODAY YoDona World
The luxury sector saves the crisis in Spain

Ni siquiera la crisis ha podido con la buena salud del sector del lujo en España. En 2015, esta actividad prevé aumentar su facturación hasta alcanzar los 5.700 millones de euros, lo que significaría un crecimiento del 4,8 % respecto a 2014. Las exportaciones (que sirvieron como ‘salvavidas’ durante la recesión para muchas empresas) unidas a una recuperación del mercado nacional hacen que este negocio siga arrojando cifras envidiables. Estas son las claves que explican el crecimiento de este sector en España, según el ‘ Resumen ejecutivo del sector del lujo en España 2015’ que publica Luxury Spain (Asociación de Lujo en España):
Spain is a European reference level in this market, being the fifth country in the European Union to lead sales behind France, Italy, Germany and Switzerland. "Increasingly, the Spanish firms abroad are valued for their quality, innovation and tradition," said the executive report.
The foreign market is still decisive. Although the data indicate a recovery of the Spanish market, 51.5 percent of the business of Spanish companies still in sales abroad, also will rise again 4 percent.
The threat of a crisis in China and the depreciation of the Russian ruble will make purchases of tourists in our country fall to 5 percent, but still a good 'share of the cake' accumulated 23.5 percent of all billing sector. However, Spain continues to attract new customers in traditional and more stable markets like the United States, Mexico, Italy, Germany and Colombia, while exploring other as India, Qatar, United Arab Emirates.
This consumer profile is that of a person between 35 and 54 years (56 percent of cases). 39 percent of them earn between 100,000 and 300,000 euros per year, while 35 percent have an income of between 60,000 and 100.00 euros. Luxury knows no gender. Its clients 52.6 percent are men and 47.4 percent are women
There is a recovery of the Spanish domestic market. If the barometer developed by Vente-privee already pointed to a state of optimism among entrepreneurs Spanish fashion, the luxury sector follows the same path as Luxury Spain. Nationally and expectations of a sluggish economic recovery, sales in the Spanish market will increase by 1 percent, accounting for 25 percent of the business.
Barcelona remains the 'favorite' city of wealthier consumers, accounting for 32 percent of sales. Marbella (another luxury capitals) accounts for 27.5 percent of the business. Madrid (16%), Ibiza (8.5%) and Mallorca (6%) are the areas siguentes preferidad to buy. .
The fashion and accessories continue to lead in this sector, among them jewelry and leather goods.