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Spain’s Costa del Sol seeks to become a five-star destination with opening of several luxury hotels this summer

THE Costa del Sol is heading towards becoming a five-star destination with the opening of several top-end projects. The tourism sector is recovering from the...

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...

First week of May sees avalanche of cruise ships to Spain’s Malaga port

THE first week of May sees 15 cruise ships sail into Malaga waters—seven of which make their first visits to Malaga waters. After the largest...

Ultra-luxury cruise ship ‘Seven Seas Splendor’ makes first call to Spain’s Malaga

ONE of the world’s most luxurious cruise ships the ‘Seven Seas Splendor’ has completed its first port call in Malaga. In the early hours of...

Malaga–Costa del Sol Airport leads in Spain’s recovery of air travel demand post Covid-19 Pandemic

MALAGA–Costa del Sol Airport is the best recovering airport in Spain post pandemic. Last month 9,677 planes landed and took off at Malaga airport, which...

Second wave of Easter getaway traffic to arrive as millions hit the road across Spain

MILLIONS of individual getaway trips by car are expected to take place across Spain in the run-up to Good Friday. In fact, the director general...

Alicante City hotels are nearly 75% full for Easter holidays on Spain’s Costa Blanca

EASTER holiday bookings for the Alicante City area are seeing a return to levels last seen in 2019- the year before the start of...

The only cross-border zip line in the world is in Spain’s Huelva

ADRENALINE junkies can now cross the natural border that separates Spain from its neighbour Portugal, in less than a minute—thanks to the only cross-border...

Norwegian—with 10 routes to Spain’s Malaga— becomes first airline to do away with face masks on flights

TWO years after the pandemic began, airlines are beginning to relax measures and masks will no longer be compulsory on Norwegian flights. Norwegian has decided...

Spain’s Malaga airport sees airline summer travel schedules match 2019 levels

THE recovery in international flights is under way with the flight offer at Malaga-Costa del Sol airport back at 2019 values. Specifically, airlines have scheduled...

Spain abolishes full COVID-19 vaccination rules for UK children aged 12 and over

SPAIN has scrapped the requirement for children aged 12 and over travelling from the UK to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The move comes after...

Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotel association in Spain brands 2021 as a ‘tourism disaster’

FIGURES for last year's overnight hotel stays in Benidorm showed occupancy rates well down on the pre-pandemic year of 2019. The study compiled by the...

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...

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...

Spain’s Malaga recieves first cruise ship calls of the year

AFTER a successful 2021 cruise season, despite navigating the COVID-19 crisis, the new year has already counted two tourist arrivals to the port of...

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...

Benidorm faces quiet Christmas as UK cancellations force hotel closures on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM faces one of its quietest-ever Christmas tourist holiday seasons as British people cancel bookings due to costly PCR tests and full vaccination requirements...

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...

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...

Ryanair accused of treating passengers like dogs for accepting bookings for cancelled flight to Spain from Morocco

A Spanish tourist stranded in Morocco has accused Ryanair of treating customers 'like dogs' and 'deceiving people' after taking bookings for cancelled flights out...

Ryanair, Vueling, and EasyJet get low ratings in new international air travel survey

LOW cost carriers Ryanair, Vueling and EasyJet are among the world's lowest-rated airlines according to figures compiled by luggage storage firm, Bounce. The study however...

Lower costs and more ‘visibility’ to boost passenger numbers at Corvera airport in Spain’s Murcia region

A new agreement has been struck to improve finances at Murcia's Corvera airport and persuading more travellers to use it. The COVID pandemic severely impacted...

Ryanair ordered by court in Spain’s Mallorca to compensate barred passenger who refused to pay cabin luggage fee

A Mallorca court has ordered Ryanair to pay compensation of €387 to a man barred from a flight because he would not pay a...

Costa Blanca airport gets a million passengers in a month for first time since COVID-19 pandemic hit Spain

OVER a million passengers used Alicante-Elche airport in October- the first time the million mark has been passed in 20 months since the start...

Spain predicts foreign tourists could return to pre-pandemic totals in 2022

SPAIN'S Tourism Minister, Reyes Maroto, has predicted that foreign visitor numbers could return to pre-pandemic levels next year. Maroto made her forecast on the back...

Busy Costa Blanca airport in Spain opens its first outdoor terrace with good airfield view

PASSENGERS flying from Alicante-Elche airport can now eat and drink on a new outdoor terrace that looks out onto the airfield. It's the first outside...

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