Thomas Cook was the world’s oldest travel company with around 22,000 staff worldwide, completing 178 years of business. With around 19 million customers a year and £9bn annual sales, Thomas Cook was successfully operating in 16 countries. However, in recent years the company have openly declared financial difficulties months before their announcement. In September 2019, the global company announced bankruptcy.
Part 1: Gerona Gathering popularity because of the filming location for Game of Thrones (and home to El Celler De Can Roca voted ‘The best restaurant in the world’), we visited the stunning cathedral, walked along the bridges with the colourful houses, couldn’t get enough of the local eateries, stumbled upon the Festival of Flowers, climbed up the Torre to
Choosing to study abroad can be a daunting yet exciting prospect for many students. In this article, we look into more detail about the benefits of learning a new language whilst spending time in the country where the language is being spoken. The programmes are varied so that they’re flexible and tailored to your learning requirements. By selecting a study
In this infographic, we provide facts and statistics on our students who have holiday homes abroad, the most popular areas to purchase and the main reasons why they want to learn Spanish with us. We also share the most challenging aspects of learning Spanish for these students, such as the level they started studying Spanish at, to getting used to
On Thursday 23rd June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union. Almost three years have gone by and the future is still unclear for students and expats. Expats According to Eurostat statistics, approximately 3.6 million citizens from 27 EU countries live in the UK, whilst around 850,000 British citizens live elsewhere in the EU. The UK government and
With it’s all-year-round comfortable climate, traditional buildings and vibrant culture, Barcelona is seen to most as the perfect city break. In 2012, Barcelona reached record numbers with 27 million visitors. Two years later, in 2016, the city recorded 34 million visitors – 25% up in four years! In conclusion, that sounds like a healthy economy. However in recent years Barcelona has
This month’s blogs come from Málaga in Andalusia, where we’re catching up with different students we used to teach who are now happily settled in their new homes and communities. Next up is Tim and his son Jack, who moved out here along with mum Julie, all from Cardiff. We used to teach them 10 years ago (10 years!) and
This month’s blogs come from Málaga in Andalusia, where we’re catching up with different students we used to teach who are now happily settled in their new homes and communities. First up is Grantley and his son Louie, who used to learn Spanish in our Cardiff centre 4 years ago. I meet them for tapas and a drink in San
There is a lot to love about Spain. There is the year round sunshine, the stunning coastal areas with glorious beaches and the beautiful cities with unmistakable art and architecture. It is little wonder that more and more people are looking for a change of life by moving to Spain, which does require them to find work that suits them.
Many people choose to move to Spain to take advantage of the laid-back lifestyle, the great weather and the culture but has the Brexit vote resulted in a rise in concerns for individuals who were thinking about moving to Spain? Following the Brexit vote, those who were thinking of moving to Spain have a concern about how much time they