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From beach paradise to holiday hell:  What happens when you test positive for COVID before you fly home from...

"WE feel like prisoners,” says 22-year-old Gabriella Fernandez, adding: "We decided to come out here and we knew the risks but nobody told us...

Holiday rentals in Spain are booming as domestic bookings make up for lower numbers of UK and foreign tourists

A Spanish holiday rental website says that August accommodation bookings are higher than two years ago before the COVID-19 pandemic. Rentalia put that down to...

Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotels report no ‘explosion’ in bookings since UK announced amber travel rule changes for Spain

A Benidorm-based hotel association says there has been no UK bookings surge despite a relaxation in amber list travel rules that started yesterday(July 19). Double-vaccinated...

IN PICS: Spaniard converts bargain bus into travelling hotel for family holidays

A 41-year-old man from Badajoz in Extremadura has become a social media star in Spain after he revealed plans to convert a 1998...

DESTINATION VALENCIA: Spanish region welcomes surge in UK travellers following easing of restrictions

UP to 32 flights from the UK are due to land in the Valencia region today (Monday) on the first day since the easing...

OPINION: Green list for Mallorca was not just about holidaymakers

IT was great news when the UK government put the Balearic Islands on the Green list, especially as I’d booked for my son to...

British holidaymakers race back from Balearic Islands before Monday’s 4am quarantine deadline

BRITS are racing against the clock to exit Spain's Balearic Islands before the quarantine deadline on Monday.  Earlier this week ministers announced that the Balearic...

The ultimate bar crawl and guide to tapas in Granada

WHEN in Rome they say you should do as the Roman's do. And in Granada, I was equally happy to follow suit. Here the...

These are the most visited tourist attractions in Spain according to Google reviews

AFTER months of uncertainty and travel restrictions, we hardly need any encouragement to get out and about. But here’s some anyway. According to Google...

Hotels in Spain’s Castellon weather the COVID storm thanks to domestic tourism

DOMESTIC tourism is keeping Castellon hotels afloat this year. According to new figures published by regional hospitality trade association Hosbec, the hotel sector in the...

IN THE LOOP: Spain’s Valencia hosts first European Hyperloop Week event

This is the first time an event of this kind has been held outside the USA, which makes the selection of Valencia even more special.

Why these pueblos in Spain should be on your travel bucket list this summer

EVERY cloud has a silver lining and for some villages you may never have heard of in Spain, the COVID-19 crisis has been an...

LATEST: Spain’s Balearic Islands downgraded to amber on UK travel list

BRITISH Transport Minister Grant Shapps confirmed that the islands of Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca and Formentera would be downgraded to amber from Monday at 4am...

British tourists rush to book holidays to Spain in wake of new rules

Brits have rushed to book holidays in Spain in the first five days after the UK dropped quarantine rules for NHS fully vaccinated Brits...

Spain’s Balearic Islands at risk of going back to amber on UK travel list

WITH Covid-19 cases tripling over the last two weeks in Spain, the islands of Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca could be bumped to amber in...

HAPPY CAMPERS? Plans underway to build luxury seafront campsite in Spain’s Gandia

PLANS for a luxury campsite in Gandia (La Safor, Valencia Province) are causing a heated debate among residents, local and regional governments. The plans, which...

Two towns in the Valencia region among the prettiest fishing villages in Spain

TWO Valencian coastal towns are among the eight prettiest fishing villages in Spain. Peñiscola in Castellon and the island of Tabarca off the coast of...

This beach in Andalucia has been chosen as the best playa in the whole of Spain

LIFESTYLE travel magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, has named Valdevaqueros (Cadiz), the best beach in Spain 2021 More than 8,000 km of coastline, the longest coastline...

Spain says its safe for tourists but France and Germany think differently as COVID-19 numbers rise

SPAIN'S Tourism Minister, Reyes Maroto, has said that the country is a 'safe destination' for holiday-makers. Her comments today(July 9) in a radio interview with...

The Olive Press offers you a 15-day free trial of Spanish lessons with Hotel Borbollón

Each day you'll receive a Spanish lesson adapted to your needs, capabilities and goals.

Visiting Spain? This is what you need to prepare before travelling in Summer 2021

Anyone thinking of visiting Spain in summer 2021 will be pleased to know that it’s just got much easier. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19...

Ryanair claims more passengers will fly into Spain’s Costa Blanca next year than before the pandemic

BUDGET airline Ryanair says that passenger numbers will soon return to pre-pandemic levels on services using Alicante-Elche airport. The forecast came from the firm's head...

Brits living in Spain ‘furious’ that new quarantine exemption doesn’t apply to those vaccinated outside UK

The quarantine exemption from ‘amber list’ countries such as Spain only applies to those who were vaccinated in the UK, it has emerged. When Transport...

LATEST: Tourism boost for Spain as UK drops quarantine rules for NHS vaccinated travellers from July 19

THE British government announced that fully vaccinated people travelling to England from ‘amber list’ countries will no longer have to quarantine from July 19 in...

French holidaymakers told to ‘avoid Spain’ this summer as coronavirus cases rise

THE FRENCH have been advised to 'avoid Spain and Portugal' this summer as Delta variant becomes dominant and infections rise. “To those who have not...

DAM HEALTH: Last minute PCR and antigen tests in Spain to make your travel plans go smoothly

IT'S that time of year again. But most locals and expats in Spain are still trying to work out where they want - and...

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Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotels report busiest week of the summer as Spanish bookings keep them going

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