First time visitors will be pleasantly surprised by the diverse range of attractions on offer in Gibraltar. Steeped in a history that has evolved from its strategic location at the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula, where Europe meets Africa, visitors are assured of breathtaking scenery, wildlife and architecture that captures the unique flavour of this Mediterranean city and its inhabitants. As a VAT free jurisdiction, Gibraltar's popularity with visitors is enhanced by its value added shopping experience in famed Main Street. A wide range of activities from Rock touring, to sailing, diving, fishing and birdwatching bring visitors back again and again.
A Hub for Business and Financial Services
Gibraltar provides an extensive selection of products and services that meet the requirements of both local and international investors. As a modern, vibrant, low tax (10%) jurisdiction, it has a first rate professional infrastructure that is fully compliant with European standards of regulation, with the numerous international trading entities and financial services companies that already have a base in Gibraltar being testament to this. The main economic sectors contributing to the economy are: Financial Services 30%, Tourism 30%, Shipping 25% and Telecoms, E-Commerce and E-Gaming 15%.
The Finance Centre
Banks, Trusts, Insurance and Reinsurance companies, high quality ancillary services such as accountancy and legal practices as well as communications and information technology providers have all made Gibraltar the first class international business hub that it is today.
E-Gaming and Maritime Services
These are another two vibrant factors of the economy that have brought prosperity to Gibraltar. Vessel bunkering for instance remains a longstanding and prominent sector, thanks to the fact that over 100,000 vessels transit the Strait of Gibraltar annually. This is also a source for crew changes and ships spares. Ship and yacht registry is also a growing business. The Port of Gibraltar is also one of the busiest Cruise Liner ports in the Mediterranean with 235 calls and 423,000 passengers recorded in 2017.