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Spain rejects ending mask use on flights into the country

SPAIN has confirmed face masks will remain compulsory on flights into the country, despite the European Union lifting the obligation on member states. Spanish Health...

IN PICS: Are these the best six beaches in Spain?

WITH more than 3,000 beaches to choose from across almost 4,964 km of coastline, how does one go about selecting the very best beaches...

Top Blue Flag beach status kept for fifth year running in popular expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA COSTA’S eleven beaches have kept their Blue Flag status for the fifth consecutive year. The stretch of coast includes beaches that are popular with...

Ouigo, the French ‘low-cost’ AVE to link Spain’s Madrid and Andalucia with five daily frequencies

FRENCH train operator Ouigo wants its 'low cost' AVE to connect Madrid and Andalucia with five daily return trains, which would stop in Cordoba. The...

MAPPED: Spain breaks record with most blue flag beaches in the world

SPAIN has once again kept its position at the top as the nation with the highest number of blue flag beaches in the world. Valencia...

Spain’s Malaga recieves 1.2 million tourists in first quarter of 2022—four times more than last year

MALAGA has led Andalucian tourism in the first quarter of 2022. The province of Malaga has received 1.2 million tourists in the first quarter of...

Renfe offers the chance to see Spain’s history in style on new luxury trains

RENFE is offering four new luxury train routes transporting passengers across historic locations of Spain in the height of style.  The experience of using Renfe...

Blanca Cars: The top 10 tips for driving in Spain

Read on for the top 10 tips for driving in Spain as told to us by thousands of expat customers. As a leading expat-focused car...

Melting pot: Estepona’s restaurants have something for everyone

TUCKED away in every backstreet and tiny square in Estepona these days you’ll find a new place to eat. They literally jump out at you...

Keep on running: Spain awarded gold & silver medals in survey revealing Europe’s best marathon destinations

SPAIN has the best cities in Europe to run a marathon, according to a recent survey. Indeed, THREE of the top five running destinations are...

World’s biggest cruise liner docks in Spain’s Palma

THE world’s biggest liner, Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas, has docked in Palma, bringing with it 4,000 passengers. The ship weighs 236,857 tonnes and...

Spain’s Malaga re-establishes full rail connection with Sevilla from May 11

THE Avant trains service between Sevilla and Malaga, which was dramatically reduced during the pandemic, will be fully restored. Spain's national railway company, Renfe, announced...

First week of May sees avalanche of cruise ships to Spain’s Malaga port

THE first week of May sees 15 cruise ships sail into Malaga waters—seven of which make their first visits to Malaga waters. After the largest...

Traveling With Your Kids? Here Are Some Great Ideas To Make Your Trip Enjoyable

Family moments are critical in life. Whether you are a mother earning a living or a father who works full-time, your family's happiness should...

52 patios in Spain’s Cordoba to take part in the Patios de Cordoba Festival

THE Patios de Cordoba Festival returns after a two year hiatus due to Covid-19 with a total of 52 patios taking part in this...

FOCUS: From almost bust to boom – How Spain’s hotel sector is bouncing back in the wake of the...

Spain’s hotel sector comes back harder, better, faster, stronger post-pandemic, discovers Sorrel Downer.

Train was a strain: 350 passengers stranded for five hours between Madrid and Alicante

ALMOST 350 passengers were stuck for five hours on a broken down train travelling from Madrid to Alicante. The train was static from 6.05pm to...

Medina Sidonia: A bridge to the past in Andalucia’s inland Cadiz region, southern Spain

Medina Sidonia – like its nearby neighbours of Benalup and Alcala de los Gazules - is full of history

BACK ON TRACK: Latest figures show Spain’s tourism sector is back to pre-Covid levels

SPAIN'S Minister of Tourism claims that ‘Spain is the fourth most searched tourist destination in the world'. Reyes Maroto confirmed that the Spanish tourist sector...

Free bus travel may be scrapped to pay for new interchanges and night services in major city on Spain’s...

TORREVIEJA is planning to build three new transport interchanges to replace the existing site by the old salt museum. The main hub is planned further...

Plea for more police at Spain’s passport control points after 3,000 passengers miss flights from Madrid

CALLS have been made for more Policia Nacional to be put on duty at Spanish airports to avoid massive queues this summer holiday season. President...

Post-Brexit passport check regulations relaxed as Portugal aims to steal a tourism march on Spain

PORTUGAL is hoping to steal a march on Spain by scrapping post-Brexit security checks for Brits arriving at its airports. UK visitors to the country...

British Airways to base cabin crew in Spain to combat staff shortages

BRITISH Airways has announced it will base its short-haul flight cabin crew in Madrid in a bid to avoid staff shortages that brought travel...

Spain’s Malaga port expects more than 70,000 cruise passengers between May and June

THE high season for cruise tourism in the Port of Malaga has begun, with more than 70,000 cruise passengers expected between May and June. The...

Ferry routes between Spain and Morocco resume after two year stop

FERRY crossings between Spain and Morocco were resumed this week after stopping more than two years ago as the pandemic hit. The first ferries crossed...

Cruising industry looks set to bounce back to pre-pandemic levels as two new ships stop off in Gibraltar

THE Rock welcomed two inaugural cruise calls in one day, as the industry looks set to bounce back to pre-pandemic levels. Le Bougainville and the...

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