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Newsletter May 2008

Dear clients and friends,

This month our region is in full bloom and our company is bursting with news for those wishing to live, work and travel better in southern Spain. We now represent Andalucia on the British Chamber of Commerce’s Governing Council in Spain, thus providing a direct source of information and contact for our web users. And we now offer a direct link to book your room with a view at the Parador Hotel of  your dreams – that’s thanks to your favorite source of local travel information:, of course!

Discover the Parador of your dreams at

ParadoresParador hotels are one of the most unique Spanish gems on the market, opening up a few of this country’s most prized monuments to the public as hotel accommodation. Throughout Andalucia, castles, palaces and other historic buildings are now Parador hotels, each with its own story to tell and its own manner of providing comfort and charm to its guests. In addition, modern Paradores have been built in remote areas to make spectacular natural beauty accessible to travellers. Read all about the Parador hotels on’s homepage this month and link straight through to book a room at the hotel of your dreams.

Read more about the Parador hotels » on the British Chamber of Commerce Governing Council

Chris now provides a direct link between southern Spanish business and the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain. Chris Chaplow, managing director of and Andalucia Web Solutions, was recently elected to the Governing Council of the British Chamber of Commerce in Spain and has now been appointed as national Press Officer.

The British Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 100th anniversary in Spain this year. Its governing council includes members representing Barclay’s Bank, Michael Page International, Burberry Retail Spain, Ferrovial, and La Caixa. The BCCS centenary, an historic occasion, will be marked in a number of ways, including the publication of a special membership directory featuring articles from Gordon Brown and the Spanish Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, among others. The group is also hosting some of the most high profile acts in its history, with flagship events in Madrid, Barcelona, Andalucia, and London. is Headline News, with nearly half a million visits per month during 2007 has made headlines across multiple media, including Yahoo España Finanzaz and the regional Canal Sur public media network, the most powerful news source in southern Spain.

The site has been hailed as leader in providing information about this region to English speaking web surfers, with 40 percent of visitors coming from the United Kingdom alone. Spain and the United States each bring in 17 percent of the site’s monthly visitors with the remaining visits coming from other EU countries (18 percent) or the rest of the world (8 percent).

Canal Sur highlighted the fact that offered over 8,000 pages of information in 2007 and that this figure expanded to 29,000 pages when visitors searched Google, for example, thanks to an active forum and the site’s Classified Advertisements sections. continues to expand at an amazing rate, with visitors naturally keeping pace!

Happy 12th Birthday,!

12th Birthday., the most highly visited and longest established website about southern Spain, celebrated its 12th anniversary on 17th April 2008. Many thanks to our readers and advertisers, we raise our glasses to you in appreciation of our continued success.

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Editors Corner

There’s a reason why so many people come to Andalucia on holiday and never leave – and no, it’s not just the sun.

Yet another reason to stay on can be found in all the festivals, fiestas and ferias that keep life exciting.

Holy Week and the April Fair in Seville have come and gone; now it’s time to visit Córdoba where locals celebrate spring by allowing the public to tour their private patios that are bursting with spring flowers in pots that adorn walls and balconies.

May is also the month for May Crosses, a celebration that takes place in Córdoba.Other prominent festivals include the Jerez Horse Fair and the El Rocío pilgrimage.

In the midst of all the spring festivities, you can breathe new life into your website thanks to the services of our sister company, Andalucia Web Solutions, which offers cutting edge Search Engine Optimisation to bring your site into the upper echelons of each and every search initiated by people looking for your goods and services.

And speaking of goods and services, if you’re looking to fill a vacancy or sell just about anything – remember that the Classifieds cost just 10 euros for two months advertising. That’s maximum coverage at minimum price.

Finally, congratulations to which has just celebrated its 12th birthday!

Brenda Padilla, Editor

Welcome Alejandro Briz

Alejandro BrizAlejandro Briz is’s newest Graphic Design Developer. He brings with him nearly 15 years of experience in graphic design, a profession he began in Brazil and then studied at Vinsac in Santander, Spain.

So far he is very pleased with his experience at the company, as he says it’s “incredible and very beneficial as I spend my workday among highly qualified professionals from so many different corners of the world”.

He most appreciates the opportunities for professional development available at and is impressed with the high standards that are consistently met by the staff.

After various visits to Andalucia, Alejandro decided to make the big move to southern Spain in October 2006.

When asked what he most likes about living in this region, he cites, “The chance for my partner; Cecilia, and I to enjoy the wide array of gastronomy, music and Andalusian landscapes as well as the sunshine and the amazing sunsets.”

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