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Spain’s Costa Del Sol Has Best Summer Ever In Terms Of Tourist Income – Olive Press News Spain

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THE Costa del Sol has had its best summer ever this year with tourist income passing €7,400 million to beat previous records.

The president of the Diputación de Málaga and Turismo Costa del Sol, Francisco Salado, announced yesterday, Monday September 19, the balance of the tourist season in the province; a period in which tourist income this year has passed €7,400 million for the first time ever.

According to Salado, this figure represents a 18.5% increase compared to the summer of 2019, the last one before the pandemic and which was already a ‘record year’ for the tourism sector in Malaga.

“After two very bitter years, it has been a sweet summer for the tourism sector,” Salado said.

“It has been a great summer, in some figures the best in history,” he added.

Additionally, between June and August of this year the Costa del Sol received more than 5 million travellers (5,705,000).

Topping 5.7 million tourists means the area beat 2019’s total of 5,660,000 by 0.8%.

Travellers staying at a hotel over the summer months increased by 0.14% over 2019 figures, while those choosing other accommodation (tourist apartments, campsites and rural accommodation) increased by 1.3%.

Malaga Costa del Sol Airport with almost 3 million travellers (2,986,882) passing through the airport during the summer has, however, seen a decrease in numbers compared to 2019, mainly due to the decrease in flights from the UK and Germany.

As indicated by the president of the Provincial Council, this has been a summer ‘with increases in most tourism indicators’ and one of the causes has been the increase in domestic travellers, which have been constituted as a ‘key market in these results.’

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Makes Learning Come Alive: Alma Forest School Is A New And Progressive International School On The Costa Del Sol – Olive Press News Spain

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A WELCOME addition to the educational offerings here in the Costa, Alma Forest School will soon be expanding into Middle School year groups from its current pre-school and primary offering. During our recent visit, we had the chance to learn more about its progressive curriculum where classes are small, and where both teachers and students are enthusiastic and motivated to be there to learn, explore and discover new things together.

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Personal project sewing. Image Alma Forest School.

A progressive school with an international program fully accredited in Spain, Alma Forest makes learning come alive by drawing from the local environment as well as the outdoors, and taking students beyond their beautiful finca, to the beach, the forest or further afield to support a meaningful learning experience. And one of the things that really stood out was how much of the curriculum is co-created with the students and guided by their interests. 

Students have literacy and numeracy workshops similar to those you might find in international schools around the globe. But one of the factors that sets the school apart is the explorations around topics requested by the students. At the time of our visit, the students in the Primary School were just starting their investigation of the Universe & Black Holes and there was a buzz and tangible excitement as the students recounted their experiences and discoveries to date. Explorations are very much up to the interests of the students and in the past, Explorations have focused on Salt, Photography, Evolution, and The Future, just to name a few. 

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Literacy workshop. Image Alma Forest School.

In addition to these Explorations, students also spend time working on their own projects. Freely choosing these projects, they plan them and manage their own time in order to complete them. Even the youngest students quickly learn how to map out their work, use real tools, to sew and how to conduct research. Students develop resilience and perseverance while finding and following their own passions. 

The foundations for the independence and responsibility that the students in the Primary School exhibit have been laid in the Alma Escuela Bosque (pre-school) years. In this part of the school for children aged 3-6, students are offered teacher-led activities, independent activities corresponding to a weekly theme, or exploration and play in the wonderful outside space full of materials, tools, trees and dens. An environment which honours the magic of childhood. 

On the whole, students aged 3-14 years old at Alma Forest School seemed very much at home in their school, confident in their learning and happy to be there.

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MSC Cruises Programs 31% More Calls To Spain’s Malaga In 2023

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Msc OrchestraTHE cruise sector is going from strength to strength post pandemic with an ever growing number of stopovers to the Port of Malaga. The increase in calls is headed by the shipping company MSC Cruises—the third largest in the world among cruise companies—who has just announced it will increase its calls in the Port of […]

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Acosol To Cut Water Supplies In Torremolinos And Benalmadena Next Week

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The water company Acosol announced that the water supplies in parts of Torremolinos and Benalmadena will be affected by cuts from next Monday, October 3.

Acosol, the water company that supplies municipalities of the Western Costa del Sol, made an announcement to the public on its official Twitter profile this Friday, September 30. Next Monday, October 3, except for last-minute unforeseen events, it will carry out repair works in the towns of Torremolinos and Benalmadena.

Acosol informa de que el próximo lunes 3 de octubre, salvo imprevistos de última hora, se va a proceder a realizar maniobra por obra de reparación de avería de la tubería de abastecimiento en alta a su paso por calle Lora del Río, en Torremolinos, pero que afectará al suministro

— ACOSOL 💦 (@AcosolSA) September 30, 2022

This is the result of the failure of a high supply pipe that runs along Calle Lora del Rio in Torremolinos. The cut will also affect the high water supply in the nucleus of Arroyo de la Miel in Benalmadena.

Due to the scope of this action, the repair manoeuvre will entail the total interruption of the high water supply in the El Pinillo intakes in Torremolinos and in Cortijo de Mena and Garcia Lorca (Hiper) in the municipality of Benalmadena.

pero que afectará al suministro de agua en alta en Torremolinos y en Arroyo de la Miel, en Benalmádena.

Debido a la envergadura de esta actuación, la maniobra para la reparación conlleva la interrupción total del suministro de agua en alta en las tomas de El Pinillo,

— ACOSOL 💦 (@AcosolSA) September 30, 2022

y García Lorca (Hiper) del municipio de Benalmádena, de forma que las zonas afectadas quedarán en dependencia exclusiva de sus recursos e infraestructuras mientras duren los trabajos, que se estima se puedan prolongar durante 3 ó 4 días, salvo imprevistos.

— ACOSOL 💦 (@AcosolSA) September 30, 2022

“The affected areas will remain exclusively dependent on their resources and infrastructures while the work continues, which is estimated to last three or four days, barring unforeseen events”, informed the statement.

They also indicated that it is very important to: “Avoid watering public and private gardens, washing down streets, and other uses other than human supply to preserve water”. Acosol subsequently appreciated the public’s understanding in advance and apologised for the inconvenience caused.

Es muy importante que se evite el riego de jardines, públicos y privados, baldeos de calles y demás usos distintos del abastecimiento humano para preservar el agua.

Desde Acosol agradecer su comprensión y pedimos disculpas de antemano por las molestias ocasionadas. pic.twitter.com/ihRsEkr8ib

— ACOSOL 💦 (@AcosolSA) September 30, 2022

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