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Worried about the reintroduction of mobile phone data roaming fees in Spain and the EU?

  YET another unfortunate casualty of Brexit is free roaming. Despite promising not to, many UK networks have announced that they will reintroduce roaming charges...

Ash cloud closes La Palma airport as eruption from volcano in Spain’s Canary Islands continues into tenth week

ALL flights to and from the airport on the Spanish island of La Palma remain cancelled on Sunday after an ash cloud from the...

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. 

‘Get out of my village!’

Rough Guide to Andalucia author Geoff Garvey tells of the highs and lows of travelling around the region

Barranco Blanco: Secret valley with links to the Nazis

The beautiful, hidden valley of Barranco Blanco has a shady past

Marvellous Mei

Hotel Vinuela is taking the concept of relaxing to a whole new level with its brand new spa, writes Jon Clarke

Horse riding along virgin Mangueta beach in El Palmar

On a two-hour round trip, led by our charming German guide, the views take in fields full of sunflowers, distant hills and, of course, the shimmering sea

Andalucian Axarquia village hosts cultural week with flamenco and processions

It is hoped that the event will draw in more visitors wanting to know about the town's culture

AN OCEAN OF OPPORTUNITIES: The Olive Press explores the OD Port Portals Hotel

IT’S fast becoming one of the true social epicentres of Portals. And OD Port Portals hotel is very much THE place to stay for hipsters...

Airport group goes public with concerns over transporting drunk passengers

A SPANISH organisation which is meant to transport those with reduced mobility at Palma Airport has said it has had enough of dealing with...

Brits choose Spain as number one ‘dream location’ when fantasising about living abroad

BRITS are still dreaming of a new life in the Spain, according to new research by leading home moving company AnyVan.com. Statistics released by AnyVan.com...

Two Andalucia villages make it onto list of Spain’s seven rural wonders

TWO Andalucian villages have made Homeaway’s Seven Rural Wonders of Spain list. Voted for by the travel website’s clients, in fourth place the Moorish hilltop...

Summers in Spain are now FIVE WEEKS longer than in the eighties

Research claims that around 32 million people are affected by a warming climate

Body of British diver, 69, recovered from seabed off coast of Murcia

THE Body of a British diver has been found 170ft underwater off the coast of Murcia. Phillip Evans, 69, got separated from his diving group...

SIMPLY THE REST: Driving through Spain this summer? Here are the best boutique hotels to stop at en route

Depending on your route, you will pass some of Spain’s most emblematic cities and towns

Rip-off flights, hotel evictions and 120,000 tourists still stranded as Thomas Cook collapses

Replacement flight rip offs, evictions from hotels, anxiety among thousands of tourists as Thomas Cook folds.

Spain’s Andalucia launches €30 million tourism plan in bid to keep Brits keen on Costa del Sol after Brexit

There is also more of a cultural tourism focus under this plan, which includes a new initiative to promote flamenco

REVEALED: French drivers are worse than British for road crimes in Spain

FRENCH and Portuguese drivers are far worse than British, when it comes to driving offences in Spain. The country’s Traffic Department, the DGT, have just...

Britons told to pack up and leave Spain’s Mallorca as hotels SHUT DOWN amid coronavirus crisis

Hoteliers across the island have reported colossal damage to profits.

Tui cancel all beach holidays until May 14 due to coronavirus

TUI has cancelled all beach holidays for the next five weeks due to COVID-19.

Tui plans to cut 8,000 jobs but is positive summer holidays will go ahead

TUI has warned of 8,000 job cuts due to the coronavirus crisis, but that summer holidays will still go ahead.

Inter-island travel permitted across Balearic Islands from Monday as Ibiza, Mallorca and Menorca enter Phase 3 of Spain’s de-escalation...

Phase 3 will allow for freedom of movement across the region by air and sea without residents having to justify their reason for travelling

TRAVEL: Spain’s Malaga Airport to kick-start Costa del Sol tourist season with 100 daily flights from July

The estimated 100 daily flights are one-fifth of the number of flights from last summer.

BREAKING: Scotland will NOT scrap quarantine for Brits returning from Spain

SCOTLAND has announced that it will not lift the quarantine for people travelling from Spain, despite UK wide plans to lift the measure on June 10.

Ryanair launches new winter flights between the Canary Islands and the Costa Blanca in Spain

BUDGET air carrier Ryanair is to start a new winter route between Alicante-Elche and Tenerife North airports. The company will run three weekly flights from...

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