Thursday, March 22, 2018

A different sort of noise: Lenox Napier’s Portuguese adventure

I last visited the other side of the Iberian peninsula two decades ago with an old black and white guidebook from 1957… so it wasn’t really much of a surprise that Portugal had changed a bit, writes Lenox Napier

UK searches to move abroad increased by 30% post Brexit

UK residents considering a move

Fraudulent travel websites cost holidaymakers €15 million last year

The average traveller falling foul of fraudsters on the web was conned out of €3,795

75% of Brits back booze limits on planes to combat drunken holiday blunders

Four in ten Britons are in favour of a two-drink limit for aeroplane passengers

Dog owners battle Brittany Ferries after dogs banned from sailing from Spain to UK

EXCLUSIVE: Travel nightmare as pet owners ordered to renew passports as they board ferry home

Spanish airport security raised following ISIS terrorist attack in Brussels

Airport security to be boosted after attacks on Brussels metro and airport

Record-breaking bookings for Spanish holidays this summer

January figures for holiday bookings this summer are up by 27%

A real sense of place at Six Senses resort in Portugal

Olive Press reviews Europe's first Six Senses resort on the Douro river, inland from Porto

Tourism brought €124 billion to Spain’s economy last year

84.7% of firms confirming their sales improved last year

New York Times recommends three Spanish cities in 2016 travel guide

The trio are hailed as key travel destinations for the year ahead

British pilot changes the face of budget travel through stand-up routine

EXCLUSIVE: Cheap and cheerful show from Easyjet pilot

Spanish rail travel up 6% on last year

The number of people travelling on trains is up by 6.2% on last year

Spain second-most visited LGBT destination in Europe

Over €6 billion was pumped into the Spanish economy via LGBT tourism in the past 12 months

Spanish rail workers set to strike in September

September 4 will be the first of four 24-hour strikes by train workers’ union SEMFE

Suspected shark attacks 10-year-old boy in Benidorm

10-year-old boy's torso mauled off busy beach

British tourism in Spain on the up after Tunisia terrorism warnings

Without Tunisia as an option, even more Brits vacation in Spain

Barcelona to halt licences for new tourist accommodations

The year-long freeze is intended to limit the negative effects of tourism

British holidaymakers warned of terror threat to Spain

France, Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt are also deemed 'high risk'

Rainbow Villas scam couple allegedly hiding out in Murcia

TRACKED DOWN: Holiday rental scammers go AWOL from Alhaurin estate as hundreds of conned holidaymakers unite

Spanish air traffic controllers start a series of strikes this week

Air traffic controllers will strike for two hours each morning and two hours each afternoon at airports across the country on June 8, 10, 12 and 14

Passenger banned for life from airline Jet2 for ‘drunk and abusive’ behaviour on flight to Alicante

The pilot landed the plane in Toulouse for the unruly passenger to be escorted away by police

Eight-year-old Moroccan found in suitcase at Spanish border in Ceuta

The boy's father has been arrested

Ryanair passengers go without toilet paper on flight from Murcia to London

Passengers were forced to endure the three hour flight with no toilet paper

Andalucia hotel stays 10% up on last year

Hotels and guesthouses across the region recorded almost 7.1 million overnight stays in the first quarter of 2015

HOLIDAY NIGHTMARE: Thousands scammed by fraudsters posing as Spanish holiday home owners

Conmen have attacked clients of a major booking site leaving holidaymakers with nowhere to stay and owners out of pocket

Spain’s health tourism sector worth €500 million

Health tourism is a burgeoning sector which currently generates €500 million per year in Spain


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