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Ryanair expects record passenger numbers in Spain, announces 52 new routes

For signs that the travel industry is finally emerging from the slump caused by the coronavirus pandemic, look no further than the latest data...

Could the days of wearing masks on Spain’s public transport be coming to an end?

While the use of facemasks as a means of preventing the spread of Covid-19 has long been abandoned in the United Kingdom, in Spain...

Hate crimes in Spain rise by 27% fuelled by pandemic and ‘radicalised’ political debate

A big rise in 2021 hate crime numbers was down to pandemic restrictions and 'radicalised' political debate according to the office of Spain's Attorney...

Home repossessions in Spain fall for first time in nearly two years

HOME repossessions in Spain caused by mortgage payment defaults have fallen for the first time in nearly two years. Figures released on Wednesday by the...

Benidorm Pride Festival returns to full splendour after pandemic restrictions on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM'S Pride Festival starts on Monday with a return to big-style celebrations that were cancelled due to the Covid pandemic. An extensive programme of events...

ANALYSIS: How the pandemic practice of working from home is driving up property prices in rural Spain

HOUSE prices in rural areas across Spain have soared over the last 18 months owing to changing preferences of buyers, who are now looking...

Rototom Sunsplash music festival is back in Benicassim on Spain’s east coast

AFTER a two-year hiatus thanks to the global pandemic, Benicassim will once again host Rototom Sunsplash next month. The 27th edition of the reggae music...

Mayor of Spain’s Malaga tests positive for Covid

BY Livia Cockerell THE current wave of Covid is taking its toll on Malaga´s town hall.  On Thursday, four councillors were unable to attend the plenary...

Airport delays are in store at Palma de Mallorca’s airport as the bumper tourist season starts

This is the message from airports operator AENAS, which says that Son Sant Joan will suffer  flight hold-ups due to a lack of staff...

Foreign tourists flooding back to Spain with spending close to pre-pandemic levels

SPAIN welcomed 6.1 million international tourists in April who spent €6.9 billion on their holidays. Figures published on Wednesday by the National Statistics Institute show...

Tourists are pouring back to Spain but still fall short of pre-Covid pandemic numbers

SPAIN welcomed four million foreign tourists in March- a number that's eight times higher than a year earlier, but still below pre-Covid pandemic levels. Figures...

FOCUS: From almost bust to boom – How Spain’s hotel sector is bouncing back in the wake of the...

Spain’s hotel sector comes back harder, better, faster, stronger post-pandemic, discovers Sorrel Downer.

IN PICS: Semana Santa processions get underway in Sevilla as Spain celebrates Easter

Semana Santa is celebrated across all of Spain but the biggest and most important Holy Week processions take place in Sevilla, as the Olive Press’s Jorge Hinojosa found out on Palm Sunday.

Ukraine refugees get free training for hospitality and tourism jobs in Spain’s Benidorm and Costa Blanca areas

UKRAINIAN refugees in the Valencian Community can get free training to work in the region's hospitality and tourism sectors. Many seasonal vacancies normally taken by...

Holiday bookings to Benidorm are rising but bars and restaurants say ‘big-spending’ Russians will be missed in Spain

BENIDORM tourist groups say bookings are picking up but add that 'big-spending' Russian visitors will be missed due to grounded flights prompted by the...

Covid-19 death toll passes 100,000 mark in Spain

SPAIN has passed 100,000 deaths attributed to Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic two years ago. Health ministry figures on Wednesday recorded an additional...

Doctors win latest compensation fight over poor COVID-19 protection in Spain’s Valencia

A Valencia court has awarded 107 doctors at least €4,500 in compensation each for inadequate work protection during the early phase of the COVID...

Spain announces its best job figures since banking crisis of 2008

SPAIN has announced the highest number of people in work since the 2008 banking crisis. Over 20 million people are employed with 840,700 new jobs...

How the pandemic and strict lockdown in Spain caused a mental health crisis

DURING the year 2020, when in spring Spaniards suffered the strictest lockdown in Europe, unable to leave their homes except to seek medical treatment...

COVID-19 passport measures to continue in Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

COVID passports will continue to be used in the Valencian Community past the current January 31 expiry date. The EU COVID certificate is needed for...

Mallorca politician demands end to environmentally damaging ‘ghost flights’ by airlines saving their slots

THE practice of airlines flying empty planes to keep coveted flight slots has been slammed by a Mallorcan politician. The deputy for MES in Mallorca,...

Spain’s tourist industry predicts big 2022 recovery with 88% of pre-pandemic income

TOURISM in Spain in 2022 could generate 88% of the income seen in the last pre-pandemic year of 2019 according to the Exceltur tourist...

Appeal will try to overturn compensation win for unprotected COVID-19 health staff in Costa Blanca area of Spain

THE Valencian government will appeal against a landmark court ruling that awarded up to €49,180 each to 154 Alicante health workers who were short...

Health workers win compensation bid over poor COVID-19 protection in Costa Blanca area of Spain

A court has ordered the Valencian Ministry of Health to compensate 150 Alicante health workers who did not have any the correct PPE equipment...

Pedro Sanchez says Spain’s creating ‘quality jobs’ as unemployment tumbles in 17-year record fall

SPAIN created 782,232 new jobs in 2021 in the biggest annual fall in registered jobless since 1995. December's figures from the Labour Ministry saw 76,782...

Low tax rate on protective face masks to continue in Spain until the summer of 2022

LOW sales tax rates on face mask purchases in Spain will continue until at least June 30, 2022. A Royal Decree has been published confirming...

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