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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...

Spain’s Murcia region tries to boost tourist numbers by offering to pay expenses if visitors get COVID-19

TOURISTS visiting the Murcia region will get a free COVID-19 insurance plan from the regional government if they stay in 'approved accommodation'. Once a reasonable...

Valencian president calls for European COVID-free travel zone

VALENCIAN president Ximo Puig is calling for the creation of a European ‘safe travel’ zone to relaunch tourism as soon as possible after the...

Train operator joins forces with Vega Baja city to promote popular expat area on Spain’s Costa Blanca

ORIHUELA council, who cover expat areas like Campoamor, the Orihuela Costa, and Mil Palmeras, has joined forces with state rail operator RENFE to promote...

Valencia tourism board launches campaign to attract Chinese visitors

THE Valencian tourism board has launched an intensive campaign to attract Chinese visitors to the region. Planned to coincide with Chinese New Year tomorrow (February...

New English-language app provides virtual tours around Spain’s Costa Blanca – free download here

ORIHUELA council have launched a mobile app that allows users to enjoy a virtual experience of the area during lockdown and beyond. Places of interest...

TOURIST PAINS as Spain tots up massive cost of 2020 holiday collapse

SPAIN'S tourism sector lost €106 billion last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The calculation has been made by Exceltur, a national body made up...

Valencian government to pass new law regulating holiday lets

The decree is aimed at regulating the tourism accommodation market and weeding out illegal practices.

Three hidden gems in Spain’s Malaga to escape to for a peaceful Christmas and New Year

THREE quiet destinations located off the beaten path in Malaga, ideal to spend a peaceful Christmas and New Year. Malaga has plenty of hidden gems...

Valencia is open says tourism chief

By Eugene Costello VALENCIA remains open for visitors, with COVID restrictions more relaxed than most other regions, insists tourist chiefs. The city has been praised by...

Spain plans ‘safe travel corridors’ to Andalucia to recover international tourism

SPAIN'S Minister of Tourism Reyes Maroto has revealed plans to extend so-called 'safe corridors' throughout Spain. Following what was agreed last month between the Central...

British collapse in resorts like Benidorm fuels dramatic August fall in foreign tourists on Spain’s Costa Blanca

AUGUST foreign tourist numbers collapsed on the Costa Blanca falling by 63 per cent over 12 months, according to the National Statistics Institute. COVID-19 travel...

Safe air corridors to Britain MUST open to save Benidorm’s winter tourist season, claim hotel bosses

COSTA Blanca’s largest group of hoteliers, HOSBEC, insists the Spanish government MUST open safe ‘air corridors’ with Britain and Europe. The group claims that pandemic...

Top regional figure calls for ‘traffic light’ scheme to help tourism on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A CALL has been made to introduce a 'traffic light' system to classify COVID-19 safety levels in Spain's tourist areas. Alicante Provincial Council president, Carlos...

Crucial stage reached in producing major tourist plan to revive popular British holiday spot on Spain’s Costa Blanca

TORREVIEJA is one step closer to launching a ten-point plan to revive tourism in the city. Strategies are being set for the future of the...

Benidorm leads way in COVID-19 safety approval on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A PROMINENT Costa Blanca hotel association, HOSBEC, has added 11 more hotels to their ‘Protocol On’ scheme. Benidorm sees seven additional hotels getting the seal...

Estimates show Spain’s ‘lockdown loss’ of over 40 million tourists and nearly 50 BILLION euros so far

FIGURES released this morning, September 6, suggest that Spain had around 40 million fewer international tourists during the first eight months of 2020, compared...

Beach businesses on Spain’s Costa Blanca blame UK 14-day quarantine for collapse in summer trade

BEACH traders on the Costa Blanca have blamed UK travel quarantines for a bigger than expected loss of revenue over the summer. The Costa...

Spain’s Andalucia sees 72.5% drop in foreign tourists in first six months of 2020

According to figures from the National Institute of Statistics (INE), the region only saw 1.5 million foreign tourists between January and June

June’s foreign tourist figures show record collapse on Spain’s Costa Blanca

FIGURES from Spain's National Statistics Institute(INE) have shown that international visitor numbers to the Valencian Community in June were massively down by 96.6 per...

Valencian president says that Spain’s Costa Blanca is safe for tourists as extra police patrols hit nightclubs this weekend

EXTRA police visits to nightclubs have been promised this weekend by Valencian Community president, Ximo Puig, in order to control the spread of Covid-19...

Spain’s Costa Blanca pleas for exemption over UK quarantine travel rules

SPAIN'S Valencian Community has asked Britain to exempt holidaymakers from the Costa Blanca from a 14 day quarantine when they fly back to the...

‘Safe Tourism’ flag awarded to seven beaches in Spain’s Malaga

The Malaga beaches which stand out for quality tourism are: La Misericordia, San Andrés, La Malagueta, La Caleta, Pedregalejo, El Palo and El Dedo.

Free parasols for bathers at popular tourist beaches on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BATHERS enjoying their Covid-safe day on Torrevieja’s Playa del Cura were able to take away a free parasol yesterday, courtesy of the town’s Tourism...

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