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Stray dog waits SIX MONTHS outside Argentina hotel for German air stewardess

When stray dog Rubio first set eyes on German flight attendant Olivia Sievers he decided he would do whatever it took to make her his new owner. Ms Sievers had shown the neglected dog kindness when she first met him in Buenos Aires over six months ago. The animal lover gave him some food and from that moment on he began his campaign to become part of her family.

Rubio waited outside Ms Sievers hotel with his big puppy dog eyes every night.

Stray Dog Waits SIX MONTHS Outside Argentina Hotel For German Air Stewardess

Olivia Sievers has adopted a stray dog from Argentina after it launched a six month campaign to stick by her side

Stray Dog Waits SIX MONTHS Outside Argentina Hotel For German Air Stewardess Stray Dog Waits SIX MONTHS Outside Argentina Hotel For German Air Stewardess

The German flight attendant first met the dog while out walking in Buenos Aires

‘I tried to change my way as I didn’t want him to follow me to the hotel but it was not possible he always followed me so I tried to wait one hour but he always watched me and followed me, she told Noticiero Trece1.

‘I met him in January or February this year when I was in Buenos Aires. I was walking around very early in the morning, we played and I had some dog food, she recalled. Ms Sievers was not intimidated by the stray dog, despite his stalking, and said he was really happy that someone gave him attention .

Stray Dog Waits SIX MONTHS Outside Argentina Hotel For German Air Stewardess

Their friendship developed after Ms Sievers gave the stray dog some attention and food

Stray Dog Waits SIX MONTHS Outside Argentina Hotel For German Air Stewardess Stray Dog Waits SIX MONTHS Outside Argentina Hotel For German Air Stewardess

Every time she returned to Argentina she would find the sad looking pooch waiting for her

Stray Dog Waits SIX MONTHS Outside Argentina Hotel For German Air Stewardess

Ms Sievers believed the dog just wanted some attention and she wasn’t nervous to be his friend

This dog really wants some friend and some attention, really he’s always looking for a human, she explained. Every time she came back to Buenos Aires, Rubio was there waiting for her.

She eventually arranged for him to be re-homed. But he ranaway and returned to the hotel to wait for her outside the sliding doors.

Stray Dog Waits SIX MONTHS Outside Argentina Hotel For German Air Stewardess

The air stewardess documented her developing relationship with the stray dog on Facebook

Stray Dog Waits SIX MONTHS Outside Argentina Hotel For German Air Stewardess

She shared photos of him waiting for her outside her hotel, every day and night

Stray Dog Waits SIX MONTHS Outside Argentina Hotel For German Air Stewardess

Rubio would curl up on the mat and wait for Ms Sievers to come back to him

Stray Dog Waits SIX MONTHS Outside Argentina Hotel For German Air Stewardess Stray Dog Waits SIX MONTHS Outside Argentina Hotel For German Air Stewardess

Despite hotel guests coming and going from the city centre hotel, Rubio did not move from his spot

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The UK becomes world’s bargain luxury market

Vivian Hendriksz | Thursday, August 04 2016

To say that things have been shaky in the UK since it voted to leave the EU would be a bit of an understatement. Following the Brexit, the country has been transformed into sanctuary for luxury bargain seekers due to the state of currency volatility.

In an unforeseen move, the UK has become the world’s cheapest market for luxury goods, following Brits decision to vote in favour of leaving the European Union on June 23. This vote send the pound plunging to its lowest level over the past 31 years, as the value of the pound dropped about 10 percent against the euro, according to new research from Exane BNP Paribas.

The UK Becomes World's Bargain Luxury Market

Although this news may sound daunting to some, it could provide a boost in much need sales for British luxury retailers, such as Burberry, Mulberry and Jimmy Choo.

For example, Burberry will likely benefit from the potential influx of tourists as it has been hit with declining revenue following a slowdown of sales in China. However, other foreign luxury conglomerates, such as LVMH, will see this shift as unwelcome news. The French luxury concern generated 10 percent of its revenues for the first half of the year in France and is likely to lose tourists and their potential spend now to neighbouring London.

As most luxury companies are not expected to increase their prices in the UK over the next few months, as Britain lacks clarity concerning how and when it may exit the EU, Britain is posed to see a jump in tourist flow as well as tourist spend. This boost in tourism and international spend to the UK will only be strengthened by the weakening of the pound and recent terror attacks in France.

The UK Becomes World's Bargain Luxury Market

Even though the UK is now the world’s cheapest luxury market, luxury goods sold in Europe in general carry the smallest price tags. Luxury items made and sold in Europe cost less in their home market than they do in the US and decidedly less than in Asia. For example, a classic women’s Burberry trench coat (the Kensington, extra-long) retails in the UK for 1,495 pounds. The same trench coat in China is priced at 17,500.00 Chinese yuan (approximately 1,982 pounds) 32 percent more than its British counter price.

“Our data shows that the UK is today at least 20 percent cheaper,” said Luca Solca, managing director of the global luxury group at Exane BNP Paribas to WWD.

In addition, British luxury brands such as Burberry and Mulberry operate a higher number of stores in the country, including major flagship stores and should enjoy stronger sales during the second half of the year as many tourists hold emotional value in shopping for luxury brands outside of their home country.

Ultimately it remains to be see how many Asian, and in particular Chinese tourists will be spurred by currency benefits to travel to the UK.

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Photo 2 & 3: Burberry London Flagship store, Facebook

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