The sunny weekend did not deter prospective house-hunters from flocking to the fifteenth A Place in the Sun Live exhibition which took place at the NEC Birmingham over the weekend.
In total the show drew in 4,076 visitors, contradicting the media's doom and gloom reports about the overseas property market.
Visitors had the chance to meet with scores of developers, agents and lawyers to get advice on all their burning questions about buying overseas and also attended free hourly seminars on subjects ranging from starting a business in France to tax issues in Portugal. Many stands were giving away discounts, offers and competitions with lucky house-hunters walking away with ipads, hampers of French food and £500 cash among other goodies.
And visitors also flocked to meet our celebrities - Jonnie Irwin, Jasmine Harman and Amanda Lamb who gave packed-out talks and interviews on the main stage throughout the weekend as well as meeting fans, signing magazines and sharing their stories from shooting A Place in the Sun and A Place in the Sun: Home or Away?
Visitors were also able to screen test to appear on the new series of the A Place in the Sun TV show, with loads of people applying to appear in the first few shows which are being filmed in the Caribbean and the Canaries. If you missed the opportunity to screen test, you can still apply by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with some details about yourselves and the property you are looking for, including your budget.
Tickets for the next A Place in the Sun Live exhibtion are now on sale at two for £15 when booked in advance and come with a free six-month subscription to A Place in the Sun magazine.