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Over 50s surf the net for Spanish holiday homes

Posted by: In: Real Estate 02 Apr 2014 Comments: 0 Tags: ,

The Sun Park Living Holiday village in Lanzarote sees a huge increase in ‘silver surfers’ using the internet to look for retirement holiday homes and stay in touch with family and friends

The over 50s are increasingly turning to the internet to look for overseas retirement holiday homes, says a Spanish specialist resort.

Gil Summers, co-founder of Sun Park Living, a private gated apartment rental resort for active over 50s on Lanzarote, says it has seen a huge increase in retirees – or ‘sun rockers’, as they are known, using social media.

Mr Summers tells OPP Connect that just over half (52.45%) of visitors to the Sun Park Living website are from the United Kingdom, with almost one-fifth (19.7%) from Spain and 11.7% from Ireland. The others in the top 10 are US, Germany, India, Netherlands, Canada, Italy, France.

“The majority of residents staying here at Sun Park Living are hugely active on social media, organising Skype sessions, updating their Facebook and Twitter pages with their daily activities here, uploading photographs on Pinterest and Instagram or videos to YouTube.

“This has been a huge and surprising boost to businesses for us, as our residents are sharing with others and showing them what they are missing …read more

Source: OPP



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