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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 arrivals by...

New ETIAS visa system for visitors to Europe set to be rolled out

TRAVELLING is one of the world’s most sought after experiences and is predicted to boom as soon as the Coronavirus recedes, or the vaccine...

TOURIST PAINS as Spain tots up massive cost of 2020 holiday collapse

SPAIN'S tourism sector lost €106 billion last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The calculation has been made by Exceltur, a national body made up...

Spain’s Cordoba joins World Travel Organisation to boost global interest in the province

THE Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (WTO) welcomed its 550th member yesterday in the shape of the Andalucian province of Cordoba. ...

ROYAL TREATMENT: Madrid’s Westin Palace Hotel is used to hosting the rich and famous from Michael Jackson to Ernest...

THE staff at Madrid’s Westin Palace Hotel are long used to dealing with guests with masks. In fact it was over 30 years ago that...

The best airport in Europe is in Spain

A SPANISH airport has been named “Best Airport in Europe” according to a recent study. The report, carried out by Omio, a booking platform for...

Useful Tips for Booking Cheaper Flights

Few things bring tremendous joy and thrill like a vacation. We all need to take a trip every once in a while to get a...

British driver banned from Spain caught cruising back to UK on wrong side of the road

A BRIT who was stopped from entering Spain on New Year’s Eve was later caught out by French police for driving the wrong way...

Cambios en los cruceros – How Companies Like Incruises Are Evolving

Change can be unnerving, simply because it presents us with something new, something we have not seen before. La incertidumbre concerniente a las circunstancias...

BREAKING: ALL international travellers arriving to England MUST produce negative COVID-19 test

ANYONE travelling to England from abroad must produce a negative coronavirus test to enter the country, the Government has announced. Much like Spain, the...

Number of international tourists to Spain drops by 90%

THE number of tourists visiting Spain from overseas has plummeted by 90% year on year in November.  Figures from the National Statistics Institute (INE) showed...

Spain vows no more problems for British expats returning to Spain after many refused boarding or shipped back to...

THE UK Government has been forced to step in after a slew of British expats reported being forbidden from re-entering Spain.  Scores of Brits have...

UK travel ban to Spain gets a 14-day extension

SPAIN has extended its ban on most travellers from the UK for an additional fortnight through to mid-January. The measure was due to expire on...

Countryside holiday homes all booked up for New Year’s Eve in Valencia’s Castellon

Eight out of every 10 'casas rurales' throughout the province are fully booked for tomorrow

Helpline for British expats and tourists to be launched on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BRITISH residents and visitors to the Costa Blanca will be getting a new information helpline set up by the regional Valencian government. The move was...

Tourist revenue drops by 61% as Spain’s Costa Blanca counts the 2020 pandemic cost

TOURISM revenues on the Costa Blanca and the Valencian Community collapsed by €11 billion in 2020 according to the Exceltur association. An impact study commissioned...

CHRISTMAS VS THE VIRUS: Valencia offers a wide range of events to guarantee festive cheer while staying safe

Residents and visitors to Valencia city can enjoy a wide range of festive events while staying perfectly safe from COVID-19 and abiding by the health regulations.

ALL ABOARD: This week marks 10th anniversary of Valencia-Madrid high-speed train line

The AVE connects Valencia and Madrid in just one hour and 35 minutes, hitting a top speed of 231 kph

Last UK fliers to Spain’s Valencia region dodge flight restrictions following discovery of new COVID-19 strain

All passengers were checked for a negative PCR test upon landing

Spain’s airports and ports are STILL OPEN to British arrivals despite new contagious COVID-19 strain in UK

SPAIN is keeping flights to and from the UK going in spite of EU countries like France, Germany, and Ireland closing their borders. The closures...

Spain’s Costa Blanca to spend €800,000 on ‘COVID-SAFE’ branding in 2021

THE Costa Blanca Tourist Board is to spend €800,000 next year promoting the area as a 'COVID-SAFE' destination. The move comes as the area announces...

Mayor plans ‘green corridor’ to unite city currently split asunder by rail line on Spain’s Costa Blanca

CALLOSA DE SEGURA Mayor, Manuel Martínez, wants a train line through the municipality to be dismantled because, “the tracks cross the city and split...

British Airways permanently cancels 13 flight routes from summer 2021

BRITISH Airways has permanently cancelled 13 flight routes from summer 2021. “We are sorry that, like other airlines, due to the current coronavirus pandemic...

Best family days out in Andalucia over the Christmas holidays

CHRISTMAS is the time to make dreams come true. And while carolling, parties and markets might be on pause this year there is still...

Cruise ships expect to resume sailing into Spain’s Malaga port by end of March

CRUISE sector professionals are hopeful that the sector will resume activity towards the end of March. The last cruise ship that sailed into the port...

New luxury hotel to open in Palma despite COVID hit to Spain’s travel industry

IN a testament to Mallorca’s resilient tourism industry, another luxury hotel is setting up shop in the Balearics post-pandemic.Scheduled to open in 2022, the...

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