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British tourists warned over balcony antics in new safety video

THE UK government has released a video warning British holidaymakers about the dangers of drunk and disorderly behaviour on hotel balconies. The clip warns that...

Spanish ‘Dragons Den’ competition launched for start-ups

A NEW competition has been launched in Mallorca with the aim of rewarding start-ups in the tourism, biotechnology and environmental sectors. The Dragons Den style...

Valencia becomes latest region to restrict tourist rentals in Spain

Malaga politicians are also considering rental bans for the Costa del Sol in a bid to cope with soaring tourism numbers

Balearic residents earn significant windfall from Air BnB last year

AIRBNB hosts earned on average €7,000 in 2017 from renting out rooms or flats for an average of two months in Palma. The city hosted...

British brothers arrested after causing €2,000 damage to hotel

TWO British brother have been arrested in Playa de Palma after trashing their hotel room. Security were alerted after alarming noises were coming from the...

Stormy seas! Protesters gather to oppose cruise ship arrival in Palma

PROTESTERS gathered as the largest cruise ship in the world, the Symphony of the Seas, arrived in Palma on its maiden voyage. The Royal Caribbean...

The Brits are coming! Study finds Mallorca is favourite summer destination

THREE Mallorca resorts have emerged as preferred holiday destinations for Brits this summer. A study carried out by Lastminute.com found that Magaluf was the fourth...

British and French tourist numbers drop in Andalucia as tourism sector fears downturn

ANDALUCIA'S tourism sector is fearing a downturn after the number of foreign visitors decreased for the first time in 33 months in February.  The number...

Fresh Prince of Bel Air video wins Nottingham pupils free trip to Mallorca

A GROUP of Year 6 pupils has won an all expenses paid holiday to Mallorca after filming their own version of The Fresh Prince...

NO ZONING: Alcudia fights for all year tourist rentals

ONE of the island’s key tourist resorts is taking on the authorities over rental zoning. Alcudia town hall has dubbed the new rules as ‘unrealistic’...

WAR IS COMING: Anti-tourism protestors in Spain vow to continue ‘war’ this summer

TOURISM haters in Spain have promised to continue their 'war' against holidaymakers this summer.  Anti-tourism group Arran Paisos vowed to continue 'fighting' the affects of...

Balearic Islands propose limiting the number of cars to cope with tourism

Formentera town hall say the draft bill will limit the number of cars in circulation and cap the number of rental cars and motorbikes.

BOOMING HOTELS: Hotel sector a growing industry in the Balearics

THE hotel sector in Mallorca remains one of Spain’s most profitable, despite its seasonal nature. Over the last seven years, the average price of a...

TOURIST RENTALS: Mallorca estate agents blast proposed holiday rental restrictions

MALLORCA would be ‘shooting itself in the foot’ if it passed new controversial holiday rental laws, some local estate agents have claimed. It comes after...

Spain trumps US to become world’s second-most visited country

SPAIN has trumped the US to become the world's second-most visited country. Speaking in Italy late last night, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said 82 million...

Tourism Warning: Expecting fallout from anti-tourism protests

BRITISH tour operators have warned that 'tourismaphobia' will deter holidaymakers from visiting Mallorca this year. The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) reported a 'turning...

Spain smashes tourism record thanks to almost 20 million Brits visiting so far this year

SPAIN has already smashed last year's international tourism record before December figures have even been counted. From January to November, some 77.8 million international visitors...

WAGE WAR: Costa del Sol hotels to resist pay increases for tourism staff despite boom in profits

TRADE unions in Malaga are set to negotiate for higher wages for hotel and restaurant staff. They argue the 78,000 who work in the industry...

BRIT BOOM: Almost one in three Brits have visited Spain so far this year as Andalucia tourism figures soar...

ANDALUCIA has seen a 10% rise in foreign tourists in the first ten months of this year compared to the same period in 2016. Some...

Malaga and Costa del Sol tourism have best October since records began

MALAGA and the Costa del Sol have had the best tourism numbers for an October since records began. New figures show that 14,993 workers were...

Caminito del Rey praised as a ‘shining example’ of diversifying the tourism model

Director of tourism for the Costa Arturo Bernal said 245,000 tourists have already visited the site this year, while ‘last winter saw visitors of 84 different nationalities flock from five different continents’.

Ronda is a cobbled gem where visitors are quickly transported back in time, writes Jed Neill

IF you were planning for a tour guide but forgot to book in advance... don’t worry, just follow your feet and Ronda will do...

National tourists stay away from Andalucia as oversea visitor numbers soar

A 7% increase in international tourists, was followed by the number of Spain-based tourists falling by 4.3%.

Marbella looks to rebrand at world’s largest tourism fair in London

MARBELLA is preparing its own stand for London's World Travel Market this week.  The huge event, from November 6 to 8, will see the Costa...

As San Pedro gears up for its feria – the last of the season – Laurence Dollimore discovers a...

Just 10km west of Marbs, San Pedro has been reborn over the last decade as a modernised microcosm of Spain
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