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Spain’s Costa Blanca targets more gay and lesbian tourists plus extra Brits and Germans

COSTA Blanca tourism bosses want the region acknowledged as a 'high quality' destination for gay and lesbian visitors. Kick-starting a promotional campaign ahead of this...

Luck runs out for female thief with 20 arrests and releases in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A thief with 20 previous arrests has been detained by the Policia Nacional in Alicante. The 33-year-old woman has eight court warrants out against her. Six...

Benidorm ranked as best socially distanced weekend party city in Europe

A NEW year is finally here and whilst European travel is opening up again, many travellers are still cautious and want to find a...

Benidorm holiday hotel robber caught walking down Costa Blanca street in Spain

A woman wanted for two Benidorm hotel room robberies last August has been arrested by the Policia Nacional. She was spotted by police on January...

Benidorm hotels predict another tricky year for bookings on Spain’s Costa Blanca

THE Benidorm-based Hosbec hotel association says there's still a long way to go before hotel tourism on the Costa Blanca fully recovers from the...

People who threaten bars and restaurants for enforcing COVID passports will be prosecuted in Valencia region of Spain

PEOPLE who threaten bar and restaurant owners over COVID passports could face prosecution in the Valencian Community. Regional president, Ximo Puig, said he's contacted the...

Benidorm drugs gang is collared by police on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Benidorm area drugs gang has been brought down by the Policia Nacional. Five men and five women of different but undisclosed nationalities have been...

Record COVID-19 case numbers don’t lead to new restrictions for Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

SOARING coronavirus infections are not forcing any imminent new restrictions in the Valencian Community 22,800 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Monday, taking in the...

Benidorm police seize fake Rolex watches and arrest market traders in Costa Blanca area of Spain

FAKE Rolex watches were part of a big consignment of counterfeit goods being sold to shoppers at a popular Costa Blanca market. The Policia Nacional...

Unvaccinated people told to stay away from New Year’s Eve parties in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

VALENCIAN Community residents who have received no COVID-19 vaccines have been told to stay away from New Year's Eve parties. The appeal came this Thursday...

No plans for tougher COVID-19 restrictions for New Year and Three Kings holidays in Costa Blanca area of Spain

FRESH restrictions to counter the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic are not coming yet to the Valencian Community. Valencian president, Ximo Puig, said that...

Family of Kirsty Maxwell who mysteriously plunged from Benidorm balcony ’set place for her at the table’ over Christmas

THE family of a British woman who died after falling from a Benidorm hotel said they 'set a place at the table' for her...

APPROVED: Huge urban regeneration plan at Levante beach that will ‘capture the spirit’ of Spain’s Benidorm

BENIDORM City Council will give provisional approval to the Ensanche Levante Plan, set to transform a central area of the popular resort. Once the Municipal...

Angry business leaders rebel against ‘unacceptable’ tourist tax plans for Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

PLANS for a tourist tax in the Valencian Community have been slammed by business and tourism associations. The levy could take effect in Spring 2023...

Judges endorse COVID-19 passports for all bars and restaurants in Costa Blanca area of Spain

THE Valencian Superior Court(TSJ) has approved a new list of indoor areas where a COVID passport will have to be used. The TSJ backed the...

Tourist tax plans revealed as Costa Blanca holiday industry reels from COVID-19 in Spain

THE Valencian government wants to introduce a tourist tax levied on nightly stays in accommodation with a proposed 2023 start date. That's despite the battering...

Benidorm gets news of a record cash boost for Costa Blanca tourism in Spain

THE Costa Blanca Tourist Board will invest a record sum to help the COVID-hit sector in 2022. €5.3 million will be spent by the organisation...

COVID-19 passports extended across hospitality and entertainment sectors in Costa Blanca area of Spain

ALL hospitality businesses will fall under compulsory COVID-19 passport rules in the Valencian Community. Valencian president, Ximo Puig, announced the extension this Monday. Only businesses with...

Benidorm faces quiet Christmas as UK cancellations force hotel closures on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM faces one of its quietest-ever Christmas tourist holiday seasons as British people cancel bookings due to costly PCR tests and full vaccination requirements...

Compulsory use of COVID-19 passports may be expanded in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

THE number of areas where a COVID-19 passport is needed to gain access could be enlarged in the Valencian Community. Entry to indoor hospitality businesses...

Spain committing ‘harakiri’ over UK tourists and new child COVID-19 vaccine rules

A Spanish tourism group says the country is committing 'harakiri' by requiring proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 for British children aged 12 and...

Christmas bonus for every Benidorm resident on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM residents can get a €50 discount on city shopping until the end of the year. The 'BenidormTeDaMas' scheme allows anybody aged 18 and over...

Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca is an ‘extreme risk’ area for COVID-19 infections

BENIDORM is among a list of Alicante Province cities and towns branded as 'extreme risk' for people catching COVID-19. The resort recorded 647 coronavirus cases...

COVID-19 passport putting off ‘angry’ Benidorm bar and restaurant customers on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A Benidorm hospitality association claims the mandatory use of the COVID-19 passport inside bars and restaurants is driving away customers. COBRECA president, Pablo Gonzalez, told...

Benidorm bicycle thief sneakily crept behind residents to access secure garages on Spain’s Costa Blanca

POLICE in Benidorm have arrested a serial bicycle robber who sneaked into community garages on local urbanisations to steal several bikes. The Policia Nacional were...

Benidorm angry with government silence over major road on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM council says the government is snubbing them over a request to let it own a section of a key road that passes through...

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