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King of the castles: Five of the most beautiful castillos to visit in Spain during 2022

FROM austere hilltop fortresses to splendid royal palaces and stunning Moorish alcazars, Spain out-castles all of Europe with over 2,500 to explore. Andalucia, fought over...

Why these pueblos in Spain should be on your travel bucket list this summer

EVERY cloud has a silver lining and for some villages you may never have heard of in Spain, the COVID-19 crisis has been an...

Spain’s smallest populated island off Costa Blanca gets ready for summer day-tripper surge

SPAIN'S smallest populated island- Tabarca- is getting ready for a summer surge of over 300,000 visitors. Tabarca is the only inhabited island in Valencia Community...

CRUISING: Spain’s Malaga port to receive 41 cruise ship calls this summer—matching pre-pandemic figures

THE number of cruise ships expected to dock this summer at the port of Malaga matches the figures for the same period in 2019,...

‘We only want quality tourists’ insists mayor as row brews over holiday lets in Malaga on Spain’s Costa del...

THE Mayor of Malaga has clashed with the holiday home sector on the question of the quality of tourism in Malaga. Francisco de la Torre,...

Unemployment in Spain falls below 3 million for first time since 2008

JOBLESS totals in Spain have gone below the three million mark for the first time since November 2008. Figures from the Labour Ministry published on...

New app developed to encourage tourism to visitors and residents alike in town popular with expats on Spain’s Costa...

SAN FULGENCIO Town Council has launched a smart phone app to promote the town to not only visitors, but its own residents! Consisting of the...

WATCH: Tennis sensation Carlos Alcaraz stars in new video promoting his home Murcia region to tourists across Spain

MURCIA teenage tennis star Carlos Alcaraz is the new face of tourism for his home region in €1.5 million campaign to attract more Spanish...

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...

LATEST: What you need to know about the new Covid rules for travelling to Spain

AT long last, Spain has lifted restrictions on unvaccinated travellers from outside the EU visiting Spain for tourism purposes. The long awaited easing of travel...

More than 108,000 tourists visited Spain’s Torremolinos in first quarter of year

TOURISM to Torremolinos is fast approaching pre-pandemic figures, a recent survey reveals. According to data from the Hotel Occupancy Survey of the National Institute of...

The Cat’s Whiskers: Is Sierra de Gata Spain’s most delightful region?

As the tiny village of Robledillo de Gata is singled out alongside Carmona and Vejer as Spain’s best rural retreat, Jon Clarke extols the delights of a week in the little-known Sierra de Gata

Glamping: Plans unveiled for new luxury campsite on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THE Costa del Sol’s first luxury campsite is in the works, to be located between Mijas and Fuengirola just a few metres from the...

MAPPED: Spain breaks record with most blue flag beaches in the world

SPAIN has once again kept its position at the top as the nation with the highest number of blue flag beaches in the world. Valencia...

Spain’s Malaga recieves 1.2 million tourists in first quarter of 2022—four times more than last year

MALAGA has led Andalucian tourism in the first quarter of 2022. The province of Malaga has received 1.2 million tourists in the first quarter of...

Costa Blanca hotels in Spain report excellent April occupancy- just 6% down on pre-pandemic numbers

HOTEL occupancy for April on the Costa Blanca was just 6% down on the pre-pandemic year of 2019. Figures from the Alicante Province Association of...

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.

Hotels across Spain join scheme to recruit Ukrainian refugees to work in tourism sector

SPAIN’S tourism sector has launched a scheme to recruit Ukrainian refugees to work in hotels and holiday accommodation. The Confederación Española de Hoteles y Alojamientos...

BACK ON TRACK: Latest figures show Spain’s tourism sector is back to pre-Covid levels

SPAIN'S Minister of Tourism claims that ‘Spain is the fourth most searched tourist destination in the world'. Reyes Maroto confirmed that the Spanish tourist sector...

Spain’s Malaga port expects more than 70,000 cruise passengers between May and June

THE high season for cruise tourism in the Port of Malaga has begun, with more than 70,000 cruise passengers expected between May and June. The...

Spain’s Andalucia breaks tourism record for Easter Week with 878K visitors

AFTER two dark years for tourism due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Andalucia has broken its own record this Easter by receiving 878,000 tourists to...

Tourist app for Spain’s Alicante area reaches landmark of over 100,000 downloads

A multi-lingual Alicante City tourist app has notched up over 100,000 downloads since being launched in May last year. The Passporter app allows easy access...

Record Easter for tourist bookings claimed by Spain’s Murcia region

MURCIA is claiming a record high for Easter tourist accommodation bookings, following two years of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. Regional President, Fernando Lopez Miras, said: “Preliminary...

Spain calculates enormous tourism losses during Covid-19 pandemic

SPAIN lost €155 billion in tourist revenue due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the National Statistics Institute(INE). Easter tourism seems to be bouncing back...

Easter tourism boom for Spain’s Mallorca

MALLORCA hotel bookings have bounced back with 98% of listings taken over Easter. Forecasts suggest the vast majority of hotels in Mallorca will be occupied...

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