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Spain revealed as one of the costliest places to run electric cars, but UK only slightly cheaper

AN ENERGY broker has revealed that Spain is one of the most expensive countries in Europe to charge and run an electric car. Using data...

Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotels want COVID tests for Spanish tourists to reduce infection risks

HOTELIERS on the Costa Blanca have called for COVID-19 tests to be carried out on people coming into the region from some parts of...

Controversial port expansion project approved for Spain’s Valencia

THE Spanish government has given the green light to a highly controversial development project for Valencia port. Plans to extend the northern part of the...

Foreign travel uncertainty causing tax limbo for Brits with holiday homes in Spain

MORE than 600,000 Brits have been left in expensive tax limbo by the latest government update on overseas travel, according to experts. Non-resident holiday homeowners...

USA announces new links with Spain as American Airlines resume Madrid and Barcelona flights

US airline American Airlines have resumed flights between two major airports and Spain's capitals Madrid and Barcelona for the first time since December. Last Christmas,...

ANALYSIS: Will UK’s new travel traffic light system allow holidays to Spain this summer?

British Transport secretary Grant Shapps has announced that travel abroad will be permitted from as early as May 17. 'I'm not advising against booking summer...

OPINION: Clear rules and guidance is needed for Brits trying to travel to Spain

THERE was a depressing inevitability about the latest round of bad news relating to Brexit and the ongoing travel restrictions between Spain and the...

Jet2 scraps UK flights and holidays to Spain and all destinations until late June due to ‘uncertainty’

SPAIN'S struggling tourist sector has been dealt a fresh blow with news today(April 9) that Jet2 has suspended all flights and holidays from the...

LIKE SARDINES: Consumers’ organisation slams COVID safety measures on public transport in Spain’s Valencia

As a result of this general perception, the use of buses, tubes, trams and suburban rail services in Valencia has dropped by 29% since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak last year.

Absent UK visitors contribute to Spain’s foreign tourist figures taking a big February hammering

FOREIGN visitor numbers to Spain collapsed by 93.6% in February compared to a year earlier, according to figures from the National Statistics Institute(INE) published...

EasyJet launches new routes between Spain and UK this summer

EASYJET unveils three new routes between Spain and the UK this summer. Spain’s Mallorca, Malaga and Alicante will be served by the budget carrier from...

EXCLUSIVE: Another Brit denied flight speaks of anguish at not seeing sons at Easter due to ‘rude and abrupt’...

ANOTHER travelling Brit refused travel by Ryanair at Manchester Airport today has told the Olive Press of his anguish. With all the appropriate documentation, John...

EXCLUSIVE: Brits turned away at UK boarding gate by staff “acting on behalf of Spain”

BRITS travelling from one UK airport are now being subject to “arbitrary rules made up on behalf of another country”, according to one Olive...

Spain’s Malaga Port expects to see cruise ships arrive in the second half of the year

THE Port of Malaga expects to recover the arrival of cruise ships in the second half of the year. According to Carlos Rubio, president of...

Sotogrande: Why the A-lister playground should be next on your travel checklist

IT’S not a town, nor a village... and it’s definitely not a city. However, it boasts half a dozen championship golf courses, a top...

Mallorca’s Platja des Coll Baix named the best beach in Spain by Lonely Planet

AN idyllic beach off the coast of Mallorca has been named as the best in Spain by Lonely Planet.  Platja des Coll Baix, located six...

GET AWAY: Five suggestions for Easter travel in Spain’s Valencia region

Travellers this Easter are advised that the regional Generalitat government has launched police checks at popular outing and picnic sites in inland and coastal areas to ensure that all anti-COVID measures are being observed.

Number of young Brits looking to move to Spain soars by nearly 500%

THE number of young Brits looking to make the leap and move to Spain has jumped by nearly 500% last year, new research has...

The bunq Travel Card: an emerging must-have travel accessory in a post-COVID-19 World

AS we emerge from an undeniably rocky year in all aspects, focusing on good things in the future is an effective way to maintain...

Why the bunq Travel Card will be your next top travel item

AFTER more than a year of changing travel restrictions, global lockdowns have boosted, more than ever, the desire to travel. After all, travel is one...

‘Fury’ at Spain’s Alicante Airport as 40 Brits deported back to UK after flight from Manchester

DOZENS of Brits arriving at Alicante-Elche airport yesterday were refused entry to Spain and sent back to Manchester on the SAME PLANE. Border guards had...

POP! Suez Canal unblocked after six days with huge bottleneck of cargo ships waiting to go through

As businesses and authorities worldwide breathe a collective sigh of relief, port managers are now struggling to make up for lost time.

EU vaccine passport ‘ready by July’ according to Spain’s Tourism Minister

SPAIN'S Tourism Minister has said that she is 'confident' that the new EU vaccine passport will be ready by July. Reyes Maroto says it will...

MORE CARS THAN PEOPLE: Four Valencian towns among list of 25 ‘car tax havens’ in Spain

FOUR towns in the Valencia region have become tax havens for car registration. Serratella (Castellon) has a total population of 95, but more than 10,000...

Spain’s DGT on the lookout for drivers who do not wear a mask in the car, handing out hefty...

SPAIN’S Directorate-General for Traffic (DGT) has warned of significant penalties faced by those who do not comply with mask wearing safety regulations while in...

‘Smart Cameras’ return to make beaches Covid safe in Easter Week on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA CITY Council has announced that it’s 11 beaches will be safe and ready for this coming Easter weekend. Luisa Boné, the local Councillor for...

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