How Spain Is Trying To Save Its Tourism Industry

This article provides an analysis of the economic problems facing the Spanish tourist industry, and the measures being taken by tour guides and businesses to deal with the problems.

Local businesses are becoming increasingly multi-lingual as well as adapting their opening times to cater for tourists’ cultural needs.

A tour guide tells the story of how she retrained and rethought her business to cope with competition; a photographer in the Canary Islands explains why the influx of new businesses during the boom is causing problems today; and holiday apartment owners comment on how they deal with an altered demographic, including increasing numbers of Russian customers.

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