Articles avec le tag ‘Spain’

Why travel to europe ?

Europe is a land area which can be viewed either as a continent in its own right or as the western extremity of the Eurasian continent, even as a sub-parts of the super continent of Afro-Eurasia, by location of view. It is sometimes called the « Old Continent », as opposed to the « New World » (America). On the cultural front, Europe has been a multiplicity of influences over the ages, and includes many countries that possess both a common heritage of linguistic, religious and historical and recent contributions from the « New World « and the Afro-Eurasia, particularly in former colonial powers. As such, Europe is a community of peoples, which tends to be politically, with the European Union, in an area of open civilization, forged in part by a millennial history, and secondly by mondialisation Lire la suite de cette entrée »

Tourism: Where to find free wifi in Europe

Free wifi coverage was inaugurated in Paris France on Tuesday by the Spanish company GOWEX in forty areas devoted to transportation. In stations, platforms, platforms, square, 66 « hotspots » broadcast « 24H/24 free wireless internet to a megabit per second. » But in terms of the subway, only three underground stations have been entitled.

This is also the case in Europe where the metro stations in European capitals are generally not equipped with terminals offering free wifi to its users, then they are found widely in buses and trains.

While on holiday in Europe, if you do not have a package for international and avoid jumping to the ceiling by receiving your bill, here’s a list of places where you can connect wifi.

– In Spain, the subway does not have wifi but all the public buses of Madrid are equipped with free wireless Internet service, provided by GOWEX and launched in September 2010. Also in the capital, sixty buses serving the surrounding towns are also equipped with free wifi. In Madrid and Barcelona, ​​the tourist double-decker buses are equipped with GOWEX.

– In England, the equipment of several London Underground stations was launched in early June, and should eventually cover some 80 stations. Lire la suite de cette entrée »

Spain, more foreign tourists in 2011

Foreign tourist arrivals in Spain increased again in 2011, 8.1% or 56.9 million visitors, good news for this country to the brink of recession, according to preliminary figures released by the Ministry of Industry.

The amount spent by these tourists has also risen from 8.1% to 52.9 billion euros, according to the same data.

If these figures are confirmed, 2011 will have been the fourth best year ever for tourism in Spain, the ministry said.

Undermined by the economic crisis, the tourism sector, which accounts for 10.2% of GDP of the country had experienced three years of decline before recovering in 2010, with an increase in foreign tourist arrivals by 1%. Lire la suite de cette entrée »

Adventure Tourism in Switzerland

Switzerland is the top destination, according to a ranking compiled by the Adventure Travel Trade Association, but if you want off the beaten track, Israel and the Slovak Republic also offer some nice alternatives.

This third annual ranking of the Adventure Travel Development Index (ADTI) was considered 195 countries, giving each a score according to its potential for adventure tourism from ten factors such as infrastructure, security, actions relating to sustainable development, natural resources and the resources of adventure activities.

Among the so-called « developed », Switzerland, acclaimed region for winter sports for decades, has dethroned Iceland, which drops to second place. Lire la suite de cette entrée »