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Subsidised holidays in Spain
A gift from the Spanish Government
No matter how stunning the scenery, if you see it on a day-to-day basis you sometimes need a change. That's why we've been helping pensioners in Spain access Imserso the subsidised holiday programme.
What is Imserso?
Imserso is the holiday scheme for pensioners sponsored by the Spanish Government. During the off-peak season, from October to June, cheaper holidays are made available to resident pensioners in Spain, whatever their nationality.
There are many different destinations available from mainland Spain to the Balearics, Canary Islands and Portugal. Your holiday can be from 8, 10 or 15 days long and includes full board at three and four star hotels. There are also 5 day cultural tours and rural tourism holidays available.
Who is eligible?
The programme is open to anyone who is a resident of Spain and:
- over the age of 65
- aged 55 or over and receiving a widow's pension
- aged 60 or over and receiving a government invalidity pension or early retirement pension
You can take a companion too - they don't have to be a pensioner.
What does each holiday include?
- Transport to and from the capital city of the province where you live (for example, Alicante) to the hotel
- Full board in a double or single room (with supplement)
- Group Travel Insurance
- National Health medical attention in the hotel*
- Entertainment programme*
- Three or four star hotels that comply with government standards
* except for the cultural and scenic tours
How much will it cost?
Here are some examples of holidays offered in 2012/2013:
|8 days||Andalucía||198€ per person|
|8 days||Portugal||208€ per person|
|10 days||Canary Islands||379€ per person|
|15 days||Andalucía||358€ per person|
|5 days||Cultural tour||235€ per person|
An Imserso holiday is often cheaper than staying at home!
How can I apply?
All you have to do is complete an application form which includes the following information about you and your companion:
- NIE number
- Type of pension and monthly income
- Preferred destinations
You will then receive an acceptance letter to say that you're eligible and giving you your key number. With this you can go to a participating travel agent and book your holiday or you can book on line.
Then it just remains to enjoy your holiday!
How does Ábaco help?
Open days ‘Life’s A Beach’.
We invited clients and other eligible residents to come to our ‘Life’s A Beach’ open-days and find out more about Imserso. The two events were a huge success with over 600 people attending altogether.
Accompanying our clients to the travel agent.
Clients and non-clients have benefited from our help. However, our clients have received extra assistance as we’ve even accompanied them to the travel agent to help with the final stage of booking the holiday.
Seminars in clubs, societies and associations.
We felt that Imserso holidays were such a wonderful opportunity that we just wanted to tell everyone about them.
So we have been advertising, running open days and attending clubs, societies and associations in order to give everyone the good news.
Let us help you with your Imserso application.
We’ve been helping people with the practicalities of completing the forms and booking their holidays. There is no charge for this service. We help with completing the application for you and providing the necessary economic data from your latest tax declaration. We then forward your application by internet to the correct government department where it is processed.
If you would to benefit from the programme, request a call back and we will be pleased to offer you free assistance with your Imserso application.