Xiaomi Seeks to Reignite Global Push With Spain Launch

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi will sell a range of products in its first Western Europe market It will offer the Xiaomi Mi A1 smartphone in Spain Scooters, air purifiers, and coffee makers will also be sold Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi launched sales in Spain on Tuesday, its first foray into Western Europe as it revs up a stalled global push into other developed markets around Europe and the United States. Xiaomi will initially sell its flagship Mi A1 smartphones, priced at EUR 229 (roughly Rs. 17,200) in Spain from Wednesday as well as internet-connected products including…

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Spain road trip: Málaga to Jerez

In Málaga enjoy arty sophistication before heading into the wilds. Of the city’s many museums and galleries, the Carmen Thyssen, the Picasso Museum and the Contemporary Art Centre cover the classics and the surprising. The Muelle Uno complex on the harbourside is a nice, glitzy place to browse white clothes and drink wine by yachts before walking east along the seafront to Playa de la Malagueta for a swim. (For those who want more serious beach time, the gorgeous coves of Nerja are just an hour’s drive away.) The modern Hotel del Pintor (doubles from €69 room-only) is a fine example of the…

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Spain road trip: Madrid to Santiago de Compostela

Madrid is a dynamic city, full of gastronomic pleasures, late nights, art and music. In recent years it has added important art galleries and avant-garde restaurants – without losing its soul. It has the same rustic tavernas and unfussy bars that writers such as Ernest Hemingway fell in love with in the 1920s. A well-located place to stay is One Shot Prado 23 (doubles from €87 B&B, hoteloneshotprado23.com), offering easy access to the golden triangle of art: thePrado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums. Also close by are the bohemian neighbourhoods of El Barrio de las Letras and La Latina,…

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Spain road trip: San Sebastián to Valencia

San Sebastián (or Donostia in Basque) is one of the most elegant coastal towns on the Iberian peninsula. It’s also a mecca for foodies, with more Michelin-starred restaurants per capita than anywhere in the world except Kyoto. For a town with fewer than 200,000 inhabitants, it has a lot to offer. Install yourself in Hotel Niza(doubles from €85 room only) and take a walk along the seafront to the Peine del Viento (Comb of the Wind), a sculpture by local artist Eduardo Chillida. There’s an open-air sculpture park dedicated to his work in the…

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Spain to trap Indians thru movie tourism

Spain is encouraging Indian movie-makers to apply its fiestas, cities and historic monuments as settings for his or her movies, which will increase percentage of India’s outbound tourism market. The parent reviews that Madrid will host the once a year worldwide Indian film Academy awards, known as the “Bollywood Oscars”, this 12 months. a few of the stars who will attend the awards ceremony might be Hrithik Roshan, superstar of the 2011 film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, which became produced in collaboration with the Spanish tourism promotion enterprise, Turespana. Indian…

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