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Seal of royal approval for Spain’s major international tourist fair, Fitur, in Madrid

SPAIN'S big International Tourism Fair (Fitur) was officially opened on Wednesday by King Felipe and Queen Leitizia in Madrid. The royal couple toured the different...

Foreign tourist numbers in Spain recover by 70% before arrival of Omicron COVID variant

FOREIGN tourist levels in Spain last November recovered to 70% of what they were in the same month 2019 ahead of the coronavirus pandemic. Figures...

TRAGIC TOLL: Number of migrant drownings on perilous crossing from Africa to Spain ‘doubled’ in 2021

MORE than 4,400 migrants died trying to reach Spain last year, double the 2020 figure, according to a monitoring group. Caminando Fronteras (CM) claims that...

Covid cancelled Christmas: One reader’s experience of a rather different celebration in Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands

Faced with spending Christmas alone in a cold flat in Madrid after Covid scuppered a return to see family in Scotland, Sarah Crozier made the last minute decision to book a trip to Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands.

OFFICIAL: Eruption of volcano on La Palma in Spain’s Canary Islands declared over

CANARY Island authorities declared that the volcanic eruption of Cumbre Vieja that began on September 19 to be officially over on Christmas Day following...

Ryanair cuts flights in and out of Spain this January due to COVID-19

RYANAIR says its temporarily suspending more than 80 routes in and out of Spain during January. The budget carrier blames COVID-19 travel restrictions as well...

Activists battle to stop ‘cruelty’ of world’s first octopus farm in Spain’s Canary Islands

WHEN Craig Foster filmed a ball-shaped creature covered with seashells in a South African kelp forest he had no idea the resulting My Octopus...

ANALYSIS: How 2021 became the deadliest year on record for migrants crossing from west Africa to Spain’s Canary Islands

A RECORD number of people have died whilst trying to cross from West Africa to the Canary Islands during 2021. Data suggests that the route...

New budget flights will serve holiday hotspots in Spain like the Balearic Islands and Costa Blanca

BRITISH Airways will start operating 'low-cost' flights to eight Spanish destinations this spring out of Gatwick airport. BA is relaunching its budget short-haul division which...

An end to eruption? Eerie silence as La Palma volcano falls quiet in Spain’s Canary Islands

The volcano that has been spewing lava and emitting toxic gases for close to three months has fallen quiet with scientists expressing cautious hope...

Spain committing ‘harakiri’ over UK tourists and new child COVID-19 vaccine rules

A Spanish tourism group says the country is committing 'harakiri' by requiring proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 for British children aged 12 and...

One third of all residents in La Palma told to stay indoors after volcano spews out toxic gases in...

RESIDENTS in La Palma were told it was safe to venture outside again hours after being told to lockdown in their homes because of...

Costa Blanca is Spain’s number one choice for foreign property buyers

ALICANTE Province is continuing to attract the highest percentage of foreign property buyers in Spain. International consultants Colliers say 17.6% of all foreign home buying...

Man arrested after trying to sell items donated to victims of La Palma volcano 

A TENERIFE thief snagged €15,000 worth of donations that had been collected for victims of the La Palma volcano - then tried to sell...

Family appeal for funds to bring home British granny stranded in Spain’s Canary Islands after bout of food poisoning

THE family of a woman who became seriously ill after suffering a severe bout of food poisoning while on holiday in Gran Canaria has...

WATCH: Lava engulfs cemetery on La Palma in new blow for residents as volcano eruption continues in Spain’s Canary...

Residents on the island of La Palma were struck a new blow when lava flow engulfed a cemetery during a sudden magma surge and...

Residents locked down again in La Palma amid toxic gas fears as new lava river from volcano reaches sea...

AUTHORITIES ordered residents in one coastal area to stay indoors as new lava flow cascaded into the sea sending up clouds of toxic gases. The...

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...

La Palma air quality improvement allows schools to reopen

THE air quality over La Palma has improved so much over the last few days that a resumption of classes on the island has...

GET A ROOM!: Sex tourists blamed for damaging one of Spain’s best and most ecologically valuable dune systems

BONKING tourists are being blamed for damaging one of Spain’s most important dune systems. While the earth has been moving on the Canary island of...

Electricity blackout fears cause panic buying in Spain’s Mallorca

GOVERNMENT announcements of possible electricity blackouts across, Austria, Germany and Sweden have prompted many people in the Balearic Islands to stock up on food and...

True beauty of Canary Islands revealed as film location for Marvel latest blockbuster Eternals

THE rugged coastlines and dramatic landscapes of the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are about to make it big on the silver screen. These two...

Child dies during migrant boat rescue off Spain’s Canary Islands

AUTHORITIES in Spain have confirmed that a child who was among a boatful of migrants rescued off Gran Canaria on Sunday did not survive...

VIDEO: Underwater footage shows new lava shelf and marine life covered in ash on ocean bed from La Palma...

A SUBMARINE robot studying the impact of the volcanic eruption on marine life has sent back some extraordinary footage of the seabed. Lava flow from...

Mysterious ‘A Team’ claims to have saved dogs trapped by lava on La Palma ahead of daring rescue planned...

MYSTERY surrounds the fate of three dogs apparently trapped in an area surrounded by lava flow on the island of La Palma. On Wednesday a...

WATCH: Tsunami of lava flows from La Palma volcano destroying more homes, a football pitch and supermarket

THE volcano on the Canary Island of La Palma continues to erupt with more force than ever, spewing a great wave of lava on...

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