New show homes demonstrate the best of Spanish living, as visitor numbers reach record-breaking levels

  • Nearly 83 million tourists visited Spain in 2018 (INE)
  • Home sales up 10.1% and visitor spending up 3.3% in 2018
  • 2 new Taylor Wimpey España show homes generating keen visitor interest
New Delhi, February 15, 2019: Visitor numbers to Spain have hit record-breaking levels for the sixth consecutive year, following a ninth consecutive year of growth. 82.8 million people flocked to Spain for their holidays during 2018, according to the Spanish National Institute for Statistics (INE) – 1.1% more than in 2017. Visitors were also freer with their cash in 2018, with spending up by 3.3% to around €1,086 per visitor.
Home sales also shot up in 2018 – by 10.1% over the course of the year, according to the latest figures from the INE. With both tourism and the housing market booming, leading Spanish home builder Taylor Wimpey España is racing to meet the demand for holiday homes in hotspots such as the Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca. Together with its operations in Mallorca, the expert builder is launching six schemes in the first half of 2019. It has also just launched two superb new show homes, designed to enable visitors to feel what it would be like to own a second home in Spain.
“When we create a show home, the idea is to provide the perfect balance of tasteful elegance while still allowing visitors to picture how they would place their own stamp on the property. It’s a practiced art! It’s also important to create interiors that work with the flow of each individual property, which varies from development to development.”
Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España
The new show home at Horizon Golf, in La Cala Resort, Mijas (Malaga), exudes warmth and comfort. The cream, brown and copper tones bring to mind happy family holidays, as befits the development’s stunning location, which offers panoramic golf course views in a spectacular natural environment. The show home creates a sense of welcome the moment visitors arrive, enabling them to truly imagine what it would be like to enjoy such a fantastic property for themselves. The three-bedroom townhouses are priced from €435,000 plus VAT, with airy rooms and large terraces providing a lovely setting for creating cherished family memories. There’s also a time-limited offer to purchase one of the €455,000 (plus VAT) homes at Horizon Golf and get furnishings included in the purchase price.
Along the coast on the Costa Blanca, Kiruna Residencial also boasts an elegant new show home. The sleek, contemporary interior delivers an air of sophistication and style – this is a property that visitors can picture welcoming their friends to and entertaining in, as well as enjoying themselves. The bold use of glass to divide up the townhouse’s living space means that the spacious property is filled with light, enabling visitors to imagine themselves enjoying it whatever the season. Prices start from €168,000 plus VAT for a three-bedroom townhouse.
With tourism in Spain continuing to go from strength to strength, show homes will remain an important part of the country’s second home offering. The tourism industry as a whole grew by 3.1% in 2018 in terms of its number of jobs, with the creation of an additional 50,093 jobs, according to Social Security figures. With second homes drawing visitors back to the country time and again, the role of second homes in supporting wider tourism spending is not to be underestimated.
“Purchasing a second home in Spain shows a commitment to returning to the country repeatedly over a number of years, so it’s great news for the Spanish economy, both in terms of the property purchase and as a result of the future contribution to the tourism sector. Of course it’s also of huge benefit to the buyer, providing them with the perfect holiday home and, ultimately, the option to retire to Spain in the future should they so wish. It’s a situation in which everyone wins and show homes are often the very first step in that process.”
Marc Pritchard, Sales and Marketing Director of Taylor Wimpey España
Corporate Comm India(CCI Newswire)