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Taste of Spain

New national tourism campaign to attract international foodies

Sightsee in Madrid via the web

The most famous tourist sights in Madrid can now be visited online

Costa del Sol hotel voted the best in Spain

Villa Padierna Palace claimed top gong at the International Hotel Awards

Spain cuts airport taxes in bid to boost traffic

AENA slashes fees after air traffic falls

Hilarious holiday complaints revealed by travel company

Thomas Cook releases a list of the most shocking complaints

The ten biggest mistakes tourists and expats make in Spain

One of the best ways to avoid being immediately pigeon-holed as a tourist or an expat is to read up on the country you are visiting's etiquette

Extended holiday for passengers at Malaga airport after they are abandoned by easyJet

The Bristol bound flight took off without 29 passengers, leaving them stranded

Mountain of repose

You are spoilt for choice with romantic and hip places to stay around the Serrania

Taking a stroll – and quite a few lunches – around one of Andalucia’s best kept secrets

All the best things to add to the to-do list in Alpandeire and the Genal Valley

Gaucin: Balcony of the Serrania

Gaucin is the true starting point of the Ronda mountains and has a vibrant and buzzing art and cultural scene

Sevilla in bid to become air travel hub

Minister is keen to establish the airport as a hub for tourists from Asia

British passport is no “get out of jail free” card

Acceptable behaviour in some places could land you in jail elsewhere

On your bike! Andalucian government plans new cycle network

New bike lanes will link eight capitals in the region

Hotel occupancy in Andalucia continues upward trend

Guest numbers increase for third consecutive month in Andalucia

Malaga airport ‘gateway’ to Andalucia

Expansion on the way to improve access for German visitors

Marbella is the second most expensive beach destination in Spain

Second only to Ibiza, Marbella has become a hotspot for celebrities and the super-rich

Snoozing British Airways crew delay Barcelona-bound flight

Passengers were told the crew had been kept awake by a wedding party so needed an extra sleep break

Rail services cut throughout Spain

Austerity measures see a third of medium distance train services slashed with 1.6m passengers affected

Sun, snow and spray

The Olive Press sent reporter Annabel Grossman to try out one of the most bizarre (and hardy) day out Andalucia can offer... bikini skiing in the morning and a Puerto Banus champagne party in the afternoon

Into the Guadalhorce Valley

Robin Savory on the stunning fertile valley that is now home to thousands of expats, right back since Moorish times

Travelodge set to expand in Spain

No frills hotel chain, Travelodge, to open two new hotels in Madrid and Barcelona

Sierra Nevada: In pictures

With over two feet of snow falling in the last week, staff are working to open almost 100 km of skiable tracks for this weekend

A stylemeister’s dream in the Sierra Nevada

Olive Press editor Jon Clarke is the very first guest to spend the night in the Sierra Nevada’s most exclusive new hotel El Lodge owned by the Marbella Club group

Hotels in Andalucia scoop top awards

Molino del Santo among the big winners in 'Oscars' of the hotel trade

A bolthole above the clouds in the Sierra Nevada

The Sierra Nevada is going back to its 1960s heyday and fast becoming one of Europe’s hippest skiing resorts, writes Jon Clarke

Budget airline slammed for comparing Margate to Malaga

Margate or Malaga? Easyjet receives furious criticism from Margate residents for making unfavourable comparisions in their latest advertising campaign

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