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PICS: Why the UN named tiny Valencian town one of 44 top tourism destinations in the world

SHOULD you really trust the beer-soaked recommendations of your neighbour's sister's man-friend about where to visit in Spain? The answer is simple: No. But when...

How Can I Avoid New Roaming Fees in 2022?

After five years of free roaming, how can you avoid roaming fees returning in 2022? For those of us that use our UK mobile...

SPAIN TRAVEL: Eight interesting villages in Andalucia to visit during 2022

January is the time for planning weekend getaways, so with that in mind, the Olive Press has compiled a list of the most interesting, beautiful or unusual villages in Spain’s Andalucia to visit this year. 

Malaga airport set to receive 7,854 flights between January and February

MALAGA airport is seeing a gradual growth in passenger numbers in line with the recovery in air travel demand. In fact, it’s estimated that Malaga...

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...

LATEST: Spain extends COVID-19 travel ban for unvaccinated visitors from most non-EU countries until end of January

SPAIN has yet again extended the existing entry ban on non-essential travel by non-vaccinated travels from a long list of non-EU countries for another...

Spain’s Malaga recieves first cruise ship calls of the year

AFTER a successful 2021 cruise season, despite navigating the COVID-19 crisis, the new year has already counted two tourist arrivals to the port of...

SPAIN TRAVEL UPDATE: UK scraps need for pre-departure COVID tests for fully vaccinated arrivals

FULLY vaccinated travellers will no longer have to take pre-departure COVID tests before arriving in England in a change in the rules that comes...

Foreign tourist numbers in Spain recover by 70% before arrival of Omicron COVID variant

FOREIGN tourist levels in Spain last November recovered to 70% of what they were in the same month 2019 ahead of the coronavirus pandemic. Figures...

TRAVEL: Nine breathtaking UNESCO sites in Spain you should put on your bucket list

IF your Spanish holiday involves sun, sandy beaches and a bit of booze, there’s still an awful lot you are missing out on. While many...

Alicante predicts 2022 ‘boom’ for cruise ship arrivals on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ALICANTE City Council says that cruise ship passengers visiting the area will more than quadruple in 2022. The authority also predicts that tourists spending time...

Casares: The hilltop haven in southern Spain you need to visit

A SMORGASBORD of sugar cube houses perch on the rolling hills of Casares. Situated amongst woodland on a 1,427ft high cliff, the pueblo blanco...

The best things to do in Andalucia between Christmas and New Year

DECEMBER is the time to make dreams come true. After all the frantic gift-buying, wine-quaffing, food-gobbling on Christmas Day, those days between December 25...

Ryanair cuts flights in and out of Spain this January due to COVID-19

RYANAIR says its temporarily suspending more than 80 routes in and out of Spain during January. The budget carrier blames COVID-19 travel restrictions as well...

EasyJet reinforces its base in Spain’s Malaga with three new UK routes for summer 2022

THE lowcost carrier easyJet has announced its plans to strengthen its route network in Spain for the summer of 2022. The three new routes for...

UPDATE: US warns American travellers not to visit Spain over fears of rising COVID-19 infections and Omicron variant

THE US moved Spain into the ‘very high risk’ category on Monday and warned Americans not to travel there as infections soar. The Centers for...

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...

New budget flights will serve holiday hotspots in Spain like the Balearic Islands and Costa Blanca

BRITISH Airways will start operating 'low-cost' flights to eight Spanish destinations this spring out of Gatwick airport. BA is relaunching its budget short-haul division which...

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...

Big holiday discount offers announced for Costa Blanca and Valencia residents in Spain

A new round of holiday vouchers offering big discounts on accommodation will start being issued next week to Valencian Community residents. The voucher scheme began...

SPAIN TRAVEL UPDATE: UK will now issue COVID passport to over-12s

On Monday December 13, the UK government’s website updated its travel advice section for those entering Spain from the UK. In their Foreign Travel Advice...

MSC Cruises chooses Spain’s Malaga as port of embarkation for 29 calls next summer

MSC Cruises, the third largest cruise company in the world, reinforces its presence in the city of Malaga, which will be the port of...

2,100 mile network of cycle-paths planned stretching entire length of Spain’s Costa Blanca

A PROJECT linking 289 different cycle paths throughout coastal Spain is being planned. Some 3,360 kilometres of track (2,100 miles) will stretch from Vinaròs in...

What you need to know about Covid passports: Are foreign vaccination certificates accepted in Spain?

DIGITAL COVID certificates proving vaccination status are now required to enter many bars, restaurants and venues in Spain. You’ll be asked to present your COVID...

UPDATE: What you need to know about new travel rules between Spain and UK now pre-flight testing is required

THE British government has announced that all international arrivals to the UK will be required to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test to tackle the...

Uber pet friendly rides now available in Spain’s Malaga, Sevilla and Madrid

PET owners rejoice as Uber turns fur-iendly with their latest feature: Uber Pet. Uber Pet, charges an additional flat rate to request a driver who’s...

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