Andalucia.com - about Andalucia.com

Information about Andalucia

Andalucia.com, the "Information about Andalucia" website, was founded in 1996 by Chris Chaplow. It was the very first site on the Internet to offer information about this region of southern Spain, and has upheld its mission to offer clear, concise, easily-navigable pages about Southern Spain, primarily for the tourist, the foreign resident, and the international investment market.  A website dedicated to the enjoyment of Andalucia. The site has grown to about 10,000 pages and receives over 400,000* unique visitors every month. It is the most-visited destination website about Andalucia in the world and is ranked in the top ten worldwide geographic domain name websites.*Alexa certified.

Advertising and links

Andalucia.com is a unique website. No other commercial destination website in the world has concentrated so consistently on providing quality information for the benefit of the destination and its visitors and residents.  We maintain a low advertising-to-content ratio, with no pop-ups for the long-term benefit of reader and advertisers alike. We interlink pages manually with meticulous care, so that relevant content can be found easily, without having to resort to the search facility. About advertising.

Design and photography

Articles are illustrated with photographs of superb quality.  We are in the process of converting pages into the Drupal content management system, and are determined not to let this detract from the clean design of the site. Pages are aesthetically pleasing, with balanced columns, few blank spaces, and without different sections fighting for the reader's attention.   

Editorial policy

Andalucia.com never republishes press releases; we produce our own original content rather than repeating someone else's news. Compare andalucia.com with any other <geo-name>.com website to understand the relevance of these comments. We are continually striving to provide our visitors with the best up-to-date and timely information.  View our most recently added pages.  Make Andalucia.com work better for you as a powerful research tool.

Content

The information that you will find at Andalucia.com is gathered from a wide variety of writers, photographers, and journalists, all of whom share a great love for all things Spanish and in particular, all things Andalucian.  Most regular writers are professional journalists who have contributed over a wide range of subjects, while others are specialized in specific subject.  Find out more about our impressive group of regular and occasional contributors.

Collaborating with us

If you are interested in helping improve or expand our coverage to support a particular destination (or community or specialist subject) on a non-commercial basis would love to hear from you.  Additionally, your feedback keeps us striving to do better, so if you see anything that is out-of-date or in error, please let us know. We welcome your suggestions.

Our team

Andalucia.com is staffed by passionate professionals - all are dedicated to maintaining the highest standards that visitors to the website have come to expect for over the past 19 years. It is this team-based approach which is the backbone for our continued success. Meet the Andalucia.com team.

Our business

Because of its huge popularity, Andalucia.com offers businesses a unique opportunity to reach potential clients, not only in Spain but also in the United Kingdom and around the world. No other English-language website about southern Spain can match our high volume of visitors. Take a look at our general statistics about site usage, advertise with us and drive traffic to your website.

ICANN

The company is a proud member of the Business Constituency of ICANN, as we owe a debt of gratitude to one of ICANN's policy successes, the UDRP.  

Our ethos

The website does not have any political allegiance. However apolitically we do support the idea of a more transparent, efficient and responsible administration, which we can trust to spend our taxes effectively, which supports the local business community, and which also recognises the contribution to the Andalucian economy and culture by foreign residents past, present and future. Logically, therefore, we support efforts to internationalise Andalucia, making it more appealing to both holiday visitors and potential residents from all around the world, and to increase English-Spanish bilingual levels in the community to ensure long-term economic success.  

Our community: forum, blog and Social Media

We have run a forum since 2000 and its members provide a mine of information and assistance to others. This well-established forum has helped with everything from finding long-lost ancestors to initiating a marriage. Our weekly blog is an additional information source, covering news, events and a wide range of topical subjects around the region. We also have Facebook and Twitter accounts with thousands of followers which are constantly updated, and we engage actively with our readers, followers and fans, who provide opinions and input for new articles.

 

Our funding

Andalucia Com SLU is funded entirely by private investment and advertising without any 'incentivos or subvenciones'.  Andalucia Com SLU does not have any connection with any tourist board or governmental body. Should you wish to visit the official website of the Andalucian Tourist Board or the Junta de Andalucia, (the Andalucian Autonomous Region's government), they can be found at www.andalucia.org and www.andalucia.es respectively.

Ideas

If you have a viable project idea that we can support, or a brand that can be leveraged by the using the memorial brand name Andalucia.com, we would be delighted to hear from you.  

Thanks for your time, we hope you find Andalucia.com enjoyable and useful.

Chris Chaplow

Andalucia Com SLU
Avenida del Carmen 9
Ed. Puertosol 1ª Planta, Oficina 30
Estepona, 29680
Malaga, Spain

Tel:  +34 952 897 865       
Fax: +34 952 897 874

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Andalucia.com Ltd
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey
England
United Kingdom

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