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Spain’s RENFE to spend €3.5 million on drone surveillance of its facilities.

RENFE will start using drones to reinforce security in its main Andalucian train stations; Malaga, Sevilla and Jerez de la Frontera. Spain’s national passenger railway...

CASH BID: €2bn asked for to expand Costa del Sol railway to Marbella, Estepona and Algeciras

THE EU is being asked for a whopping €2 billion to extend the Costa del Sol’s coastal railway as far as Algeciras in Cadiz. Calls...

Spain’s AVE Malaga-Madrid celebrates 15th anniversary—seeing more than 30.5 million travellers benefit from the high-speed connection

AT 12.33 p.m. on December 23, 2007, eight minutes ahead of schedule, the AVE arrived at a brand new María Zambrano Station, the first...

Strike woes as low cost airlines in Spain continue to causes travel chaos over festive period

TRAVEL continues to be heavily impacted by industrial action, either due to cabin crew or pilot problems, during the busy festive period this year. Three...

Spain’s romance with Turkey blossoms thanks to the rise in popular Turkish TV shows and health tourism

SPAIN has started to fall in love with Turkey this year due to the popularity of Turkish TV series and health tourism.  This love affair...

Spain’s traffic authorities step up policing, with 18.2 million car journeys predicted during the Christmas season

SPAIN’S DGT traffic department is predicting 18.2 million car journeys during the Christmas season this year, with ‘Operación Salida’, as the start of the...

Heavy fog causes chaos and sees seven flights diverted from Spain’s Sevilla to Malaga

SEVEN flights, scheduled to land at Sevilla International Airport yesterday morning, Wednesday December 21, were diverted to Malaga airport due to unusually heavy fog...

Renfe increases Ave trains between Spain’s Malaga and Madrid

SPANISH operator Renfe is adding more trains on the high-speed trajectory Malaga – Madrid. The operator plans 14 new services per week between the two...

Malaga to have first direct flight to Cape Verde from Spain as of Spring 2023

THE German company Eurowings will connect Malaga airport with Cape Verde, known as the ‘African Caribbean’—twice a week from April—with the first direct flight...

Winter wonderland: The Skiing destination in Andalucia’s Granada

IT was two decades ago that I looked out from a hillside near Ronda and spotted the distant snowy peaks of the Sierra Nevada...

REVIEW: Living amongst Roman remains in Andalucia’s Cordoba

WHEN the owners of Cordoba’s most charming boutique hotel decided to expand a few years ago they knew there would be something below the...

Spain’s Malaga-Madrid AVE begins pooch-friendly service

RENFE, the state-owned railway company in Spain, has included the Madrid-Malaga AVE trains in a pilot test that will allow canines of up to...

It’s now two decades since intrepid expats Giles Birch and Jonathan Buzzard opened the British Ski Centre in Spain,...

STROLLING through the doors of the Crescendo bar at the foot of the slopes is like walking into a skiing resort in the 1970s. Its...

IN PICS: Top 10 smallest villages in Spain’s Malaga

AROUND the province of Malaga there are villages with less residents than in a block of flats in a big city.

British charter TUI offer flights from Belfast to Mallorca for summer 2023

British charter airline TUI will start offering weekly flights direct between Belfast and Mallorca next summer. The carrier said the route would be offered every...

Madrid brought to a standstill as heavy rain floods Metro system, causes traffic jams and halts trains 

A DAY of sustained rainfall in Madrid caused travel chaos on Wednesday evening, including severe flooding in the Metro de Madrid underground rail system.  Around...

Spanish travel sector slams government for maintaining mask requirement on flights

REPRESENTATIVES from Spain’s travel industry have railed against the government for keeping in place the obligatory use of masks on public transport, including on...

How to prepare your next international trip

During these cold winter days, are you dreaming of your next holiday? If the answer is “yes”, the good news is that you can...

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...

Easyjet expands routes between Spain’s Malaga and France

EASYJET has announced a new route that will connect Malaga with the French city of Lyon from next summer, 2023. The new route that will...

Travel beyond the city to hidden gems: Pau’s special guide to Valencia

A NEW travel agency opening in Valencia is hoping to give travellers to the region unforgettable experiences. Beyond Valencia Trips is a new agency that...

Front row seat to history: A tour of the Andalucian town of Ronda

BY the time of the collapse of the Arabic empire in 1485, Ronda had been entertaining foreign visitors for not far off 1500 years. One...

Travellers through Palma de Mallorca airport will no longer have to remove liquids and electronics from their bags at...

Palma de Mallorca airport is to end the requirements for travellers to remove liquids and electronics from their bags when they pass through security...

Abusers of Spain’s free rail pass scheme will lose deposits and tickets from Wednesday onward

SPAIN’S state rail operator Renfe will be tightening up its conditions from Wednesday for anyone found to be abusing the government’s free tickets system....

6 Reasons You Should Visit Barcelona in December 2022

Home to 9 UNESCO world heritage sites, Barcelona is a historically and culturally rich city. It's known for its diverse offerings ranging from sporting...

SPAIN TRAVEL: Eight interesting villages to put on your Andalucia bucket-list

The Olive Press has compiled a list of the most interesting, beautiful or unusual villages in Spain’s Andalucia to visit this year.  Utopia: Marinaleda. Also known...

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