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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

Coastal resort gets top tourism award for Valencian region on Spain’s Costa Blanca

GUARDAMAR DEL SEGURA has come top out of all Valencian Region towns for its business website. "Marketplace in Guardamar del Segura" is developed by their...

Free healthcare and extended hotel stays for foreign tourists that catch Covid in Spain’s Murcia region

MURCIA is so confident of its Covid-safe status, that it’s offering free healthcare and extended hotel stays to tourists when the season restarts. Ministers are...

Gloomy times continue for Benidorm bars and restaurants on Spain’s Costa Blanca

EXTENDED opening hours have not brought a full reopening of Benidorm's bars and restaurants this week, according to a local hospitality group. The Abreca association...

Spain ready to welcome British and international tourists in June under ‘vaccine passport’ scheme

SPAIN has announced it will be ready to welcome back British and international holidaymakers this June. The Spanish government has told the main players in...

Pandemic-hit Costa Blanca tourist and hospitality businesses in Spain get a €10 million cash handout

A €10 million aid package for Costa Blanca tourism has been unveiled by the Alicante Provincial Council. The initiative is called 'TEN' and will see...

EXPLAINER: Andalucia tourism coronavirus rescue package – who gets what and why holiday rentals have been left out

THE Junta is going to allocate €72.8 million direct aid for hotels, tourist apartments and rural accommodation in the region—the big loser holiday rentals. The...

Holy crap! World’s first caganer shop opens in Spain’s Barcelona

THEY are as much a part of Christmas in Catalonia as the pessebre, or nativity scene. Now these curious figures, which depict everyone from Boris...

Spain’s new normal: How tourism must change in Barcelona post-Covid

BARCELONA is looking forward to welcoming back foreign holidaymakers but tourism should be carefully regulated to preserve the character of the city, mayoress Ada...

Malaga tourism chief targets UK market to help revive battered sector’s recovery after COVID-19

A TOURISM chief has outlined the steps she thinks must be taken in order for the sector to recover in Malaga.  Tourism and Promotion councillor...

Major hotel group takes over two five-star resorts on Spain’s Costa del Sol

THE BARCELO hotel group is gearing up for a busy summer in Spain after taking over management at two four-star hotels on the Costa del...

Absent UK visitors contribute to Spain’s foreign tourist figures taking a big February hammering

FOREIGN visitor numbers to Spain collapsed by 93.6% in February compared to a year earlier, according to figures from the National Statistics Institute(INE) published...

Pedro Sanchez told to produce an ‘urgent’ mobility plan to boost Benidorm and Costa Blanca tourist numbers in Spain

ALICANTE Provincial Council leader, Carlos Mazon, has demanded urgent action from Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, and his government to help the Costa Blanca tourist...

Alicante-Elche airport celebrates a decade of the new terminal which revolutionised the facility on Spain’s Costa Blanca

STAFF at Alicante-Elche airport today created a symbolic 'number ten' to celebrate a decade since the opening of the new terminal. March 24, 2011 was...

PESSIMISTIC outlook for Spain as bank issues warning over another lost summer tourist season

SPAIN is pinning its hopes that dropping infection rates, a vaccination drive and the introduction of vaccine passports could help save the summer tourism...

Seaside town encourages shoppers to ‘scratch and win’ on Father’s Day in Spain’s Costa Blanca

GUARDAMAR DEL SEGURA is working with its retailers to further improve Father’s Day in the town with a “Scratch and Win” promotion. The Department of...

Benidorm and Costa Blanca tourist chiefs say Spain’s government is biased against them compared to Balearic and Canary Islands

TOURISM chiefs on the Costa Blanca have said they are not getting as good a deal from the national government as Spain's island destinations. The...

Benidorm hoteliers group admits “the true fear” of the hospitality industry on Spain’s Costa Blanca

HOSBEC, the Costa Blanca group representing the hospitality industry, has revealed the true concerns of its members, in light of the “failure of virus...

Spain hopes to introduce vaccine passports as early as May

THE Spanish Minister for Tourism, Maria Reyes Maroto, announced today that vaccine passports could be introduced in May.  “We could be in a position to...

Can summer holidays be saved? Spain now plans to restart tourism when 30-40% of population are vaccinated

SPANISH tourism minister, Maria Reyes Maroto, announced on Tuesday that Spain plans to reopen tourism when 30-40% of the nation has been immunised against...

Eco-tourist routes resume with virtual walks to cope with demand on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA is to see its eco-tourism routes resume through its natural parks, after a hiatus caused by the Covid-19 restriction. The popular walks through Torrevieja...

Five good reasons why Spain is the perfect destination for solo female travelers

What is it that makes Spain the perfect destination for solo female travelers?  Travel expert Karen Rosenblum shares her top five reasons why a...

Benidorm and Costa Blanca’s leading hotel body slams ‘contagious tourismophobia’ of Spain’s Valencian Government

THE Costa Blanca's largest hotel lobby group has attacked the Valencian government position that Easter domestic tourism will be 'written off' for the second-year...

Surge in Spain holiday bookings with hope of ‘green corridor’ scheme

HOLIDAY companies and airlines are reporting a surge in summer bookings following the news that Spain and Britain are considering a bilateral scheme to...

EXPLAINER: How Spain’s “green corridor” plan for vaccinated Brits could save summer tourism

SPAIN is mulling the creation of a ‘green corridor’ to welcome vaccinated British tourists to its shores in time for a summer holiday. Spanish tourism...

Route out of lockdown in Spain’s Valencia region – official announcement expected on Thursday

COVID restrictions in Valenciana expect to be eased from Monday, March 1, but such decisions will be made "with rigour, caution and prudence", says...

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