Costa Blanca’s Alicante-Elche airport wins top award for COVID-19 safety in Spain

ALICANTE-ELCHE airport has won a health safety award to recognise its measures to reduce the chances of travellers catching COVID-19.

Fresh hint that Spain could reach travel deal with UK if vaccine passports are not introduced in the European...

TOURISM Secretary, Fernando Valdes, has hinted that Spain would consider bilateral travel deals and corridors with 'third party countries' if the European...

Spain extends border closure with Portugal until at least March 16th

SPAIN’S government has confirmed that police checks at the border between Spain and Portugal will continue until at least March 16th, and...

UP, UP AND AWAY for space-bound hot air balloon ride from Spanish company

A SPANISH company is to offer a somewhat different balloon ride with a chance to hit the earth's atmosphere and get some...

Playa de Flecha del Rompido named as ‘one of the finest beaches in Andalucia’.

PLAYA de la Flecha del Rompido has been named as ‘one of the finest beaches in Andalucia’.  The travel...

‘HISTORIC MASS’ British booking surge for Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotels in Spain amidst claim that 30% of them...

COSTA Blanca hoteliers are reporting a 'mass surge' of UK bookings for the summer but have coupled the optimism with a warning...

Spain tops Skyscanner top 10 list of countries most searched for after UK’s ‘Road Map’ announcement

TRAVEL compare site Skyscanner has revealed the top 10 list of countries most searched for after Boris Johnson revealed the UK's Road...

Surge in Brits booking summer holidays to Spain after Boris announces lockdown end game

AIRLINES and travel agents have seen the number of Brits booking holidays abroad soar after Boris Johnson announced the UK government’s roadmap...

WE HAVE LIFTOFF: Castellon-London flights to operate from May

FLIGHTS between Castellon and London will resume in May. Last year was supposed to be the busiest year yet...

Non-Lucrative Visa: The new residence permit in Spain

The non-lucrative residence visa is intended for people who wish to establish their residence in Spain and have sufficient economic means to live in...

Spain’s Murcia region tries to boost tourist numbers by offering to pay expenses if visitors get COVID-19

TOURISTS visiting the Murcia region will get a free COVID-19 insurance plan from the regional government if they stay in 'approved accommodation'.

Valencian president calls for European COVID-free travel zone

VALENCIAN president Ximo Puig is calling for the creation of a European ‘safe travel’ zone to relaunch tourism as soon as possible...

EXCL: British expat couple were forced to sleep three days at airport in Spain after airline refused green residency...

A PAIR of British pensioners are demanding compensation after being refused a flight to Spain despite having their green residency cards. 

Spain’s Andalucia predicts travel to be permitted as of May

THE Junta expects a ‘reasonably normal’ summer for the tourism sector in the region. According to Juan Marin, Junta...

Mallorca’s Platja des Coll Baix named the best beach in Spain by Lonely Planet

AN idyllic beach off the coast of Mallorca has been named as the best in Spain by Lonely...

Valencia tourism board launches campaign to attract Chinese visitors

THE Valencian tourism board has launched an intensive campaign to attract Chinese visitors to the region. Planned to coincide...

Brits are shelling out 20% more for summer holidays – with trips to Spain the top destination for 2021

LOCKDOWN has Brits dreaming of their next escape, with trips to Spain top of their wish list. 

Spain’s Pamplona bull run ‘won’t be possible’ in 2021, according to officials

JUST as the sun also rises, so too do the COVID infection rates.  As a...

Popular La Manga holiday spot on Murcia’s Mar Menor in Spain goes digital

LA MANGA on the shores of Murcia's Mar Menor will be overhauled into a 'smart and digitalised tourist destination'.

British tourists top of the list to return to Spain this summer thanks to UK’s vaccine rollout

BRITISH tourists could be returning to Spain as early as May following the success of the UK's vaccination programme, tourism bosses have...

Budget airline Ryanair ordered to remove ‘irresponsible’ Jab and Go ad

AN advertising watchdog have ordered Ryanair to remove an ‘irresponsible’ advert that implied travel would be safe following the rollout of coronavirus...

‘FORGET EASTER’ says Valencian President in message to Spanish tourists making Costa Blanca plans

VALENCIAN President, Ximo Puig, has poured cold water on suggestions that some form of domestic tourism could return in time for Easter.

Brits will race to return to Spain following vaccine predicts Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary

BRITS will be rushing to Spain this summer as the vaccination rollout boosts confidence in international travel again, according to Ryanair boss...

Drivers to expect €200 fines for not giving cyclists more space and consideration on Spanish roads

MOTORISTS have been asked to act as if upcoming changes in safety laws are already in effect, or face fines of up...

Number of young Brits looking to move to Spain soars by nearly 500%

THE number of young Brits looking to make the leap and move to Spain has jumped by nearly 500% last year, new...

Spain hopes international tourists can ‘return by end of spring’

SPAIN has denied claims it will not allow tourists to return until after the summer, saying it hopes to welcome the first...

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