Tagged: France

Rise in British Tourists to the Valencia Region Over the Last Year

Over 430 thousand foreign tourists visited the Valencia region in February, a rise of 24 percent over a year, according to figures from the National Institute of Statistics. Seventy-five percent of the visitors based themselves on the Costa Blanca, with 150 thousand tourists coming from the United Kingdom, a yearly increase of nearly 13 percent. The

Cloning Credit Card Fraudsters Arrested

Two men, both aged 30, have been arrested by the Guardia Civil for using cloned credit and bank cards to buy goods and services on the Internet, including holidays and luxury hotels in Spain and France. The men live in Torrevieja and Aigües de Busot, with the Guardia saying that the alleged fraudsters swindled at

The Thirty Thousand Euro Speeding Fine

A French motorcyclist has been hit with a 31,300 euro speeding fine, after activating a radar speed detector 140 times. The biker first started his wave of speeding offences in November, 2014, although it was seemingly impossible to catch the Read More …

The Revenge of a Radar Speeder

Traffic police in France have finally managed to identify the cause of seemingly random vehicles being clocked by a fixed radar traveling at excessive speeds. The investigation, carried out by the gendarmes in Marie-Ségolène Poitou, began when an off-duty police Read More …

Ryanair Flight Diverted due to Sick Passenger

A Ryanair flight from Bournemouth to Alicante declared an emergency whilst flying over France on Monday, diverting to Limoges airport. Flight FR9083, the 17:30 flight from the UK, due to arrive in Alicante at 20:30, declared an emergency about an hour into the flight and landed safely. On the ground, it was revealed that a […]

NEW RECORD OF 16 MILLION INBOUND TOURISTS TO APRIL

The Inbound Tourism Survey, showed a record figure of 16 million inbound tourists in the first four months of the year, an increase of 4.4% on the same period last year.
The United Kingdom, France and Germany accounted for 53% of total inbound tourist…

HUNDREDS OF RESIDENTS CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL DAY

Throughout last Saturday morning hundreds of international residents gathered in Torrevieja’s Constitution Square to commemorate Europe Day, a celebration that takes place in the European Union every year on 9th May.
The anniversary recalls the noted…

BUMPER TO BUMPER

Parking is a part of driving not everyone feels comfortable with

According to new research by leading auto-manufacturer Nissan, one in three people in Europe* have experienced a parking incident in the last five years.

The research, conducted by global research agency YouGov, surveyed 9,177 drivers across the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain to identify the causes and effects of parking prangs, found that more than three out of ten drivers (33%) reported damaging their car in the last five years with 16% of those suffering car damage while in the act of parking.

Italy’s drivers were the most accident-prone with one in two admitting to damaging their cars over the same period – 26% of them doing so while attempting a parking manoeuvre. Conversely, British drivers were the most cautious, with just 10% reporting a parking-related incident.

In four out of five of the Nations surveyed, reversing proved the most challenging manoeuvre, with the tricky task accounting for 45% of all parking bumps; in Italy a staggering 51% of bumps were caused while in reverse.

Drivers of Estate cars should also take heed as parking incidents were highest in this popular class (27%).

Spanish drivers narrowly avoided being named the most accident-prone in Europe, coming in a close second behind Italy with one quarter of the country’s car accidents having taken place while parking.

Germany and France both proved more proficient parkers with parking bumps accounting for 11% and 10% of accidents respectively.

To assist unsuspecting motorists and demonstrate how vehicle technology can be a welcomed driver aide, Nissan transformed a car park in Rome to demonstrate the benefits of its Around View Monitor (AVM) and Moving Object Detection technology from its award-winning Pulsar compact hatchback.

Designed to assist with parking, the intelligent Nissan Around View Monitor system gives the driver a virtual bird’s-eye view of their vehicle as they manoeuvre into a space – providing a ‘safety net’ for drivers.

To see how the motorists got on with the technology and some of their extraordinary reactions, watch: http://youtu.be/o6trVdriZcM

“Parking is a part of driving not everyone feels comfortable with so we wanted to do everything we could to assist drivers,” said Bastien Schupp, Vice President of Marketing for Nissan Europe.

“By taking this technology out of the Pulsar and installing it in a car park in Italy we have given drivers the opportunity to see for themselves how Around View Monitor can take the stress out of parking and help them park with confidence – while also helping to avoid damage to their car.”

Combining bold design, technical innovations and interior space, the new Pulsar brings a new dimension to the compact hatchback market, offering all the familiar Nissan qualities in a stylish new package.

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MAIDEN VISIT TO CARTAGENA FOR MV BRITANNIA

Entered into service only two weeks ago, on 14 March, the MV Britannia was in Cartagena last Tuesday where it was paying it’s inaugural visit to the historic city during it’s 2 week maiden cruise around Spain, Italy and France.
On board were over 3000…