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Nearly 20 million EU COVID-19 travel certificates issued in Spain since early June

SPAIN has issued nearly 20 million EU COVID-19 digital travel certificates, according to the Ministry of Health. 19,901,957 documents have been downloaded as of August...

New Flyr airline starts flying from Norway to the Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol areas of Spain

A new budget airline based in Norway is launching services this weekend between Oslo and two Spanish airports. Flyr began operating in August 2020 with...

Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotels in Spain are filling up nicely despite very few UK bookings

HOTEL occupancy figures in the Benidorm and Costa Blanca areas are the highest for two years, according to the Hosbec hoteliers association. Hosbec described occupancy...

Domestic travellers overtake British users of Costa Blanca’s Alicante-Elche airport in Spain

DOMESTIC passengers overtook UK traveller numbers for Alicante-Elche airport in July. Figures from airport operator Aena put internal users at 133,000 compared to 111,784 Brits. The...

Security guards call strike at Spain’s Malaga-Costa del Sol airport threatening travel chaos during peak holiday season

SECURITY guards at Malaga airport, the gateway to Spain’s Costa del Sol, are going ahead with their threat to strike during the busiest holiday...

Benidorm gets ‘Jappi’ to boost winter holiday bookings to the Costa Blanca in Spain

SIX Benidorm tourist, leisure, and hospitality groups are to offer low season holiday packages to entice visitors to the resort. The new idea has been...

Spain will not go onto the red travel list according to ‘Whitehall sources’ as COVID-19 cases fall

REPORTS strongly suggest today(August 4) that Spain will be not be transferred to the 'red' list on tomorrow's anticipated UK government 'traffic-light' travel system...

UK scraps ‘amber’ travel watchlist idea that may have included Spain and Italy

UK plans for an 'amber watchlist' have been abandoned, just days before an update on which countries stand where in the traffic-light travel system. Meanwhile...

Hotel bookings are higher than pre-pandemic levels in scenic part of the Costa Blanca in Spain

A scenic stretch of the Costa Blanca says hotel bookings are better than the pre-pandemic summer of 2019. Teulada-Moraira council says that July's hotel occupancy...

Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotels report busiest week of the summer as Spanish bookings keep them going

BENIDORM and Costa Blanca hotels have had their best week for room occupancy this summer according to the Hosbec hoteliers association. Figures for July 19-25...

Holiday rentals in Spain are booming as domestic bookings make up for lower numbers of UK and foreign tourists

A Spanish holiday rental website says that August accommodation bookings are higher than two years ago before the COVID-19 pandemic. Rentalia put that down to...

Spain says its safe for tourists but France and Germany think differently as COVID-19 numbers rise

SPAIN'S Tourism Minister, Reyes Maroto, has said that the country is a 'safe destination' for holiday-makers. Her comments today(July 9) in a radio interview with...

Ryanair claims more passengers will fly into Spain’s Costa Blanca next year than before the pandemic

BUDGET airline Ryanair says that passenger numbers will soon return to pre-pandemic levels on services using Alicante-Elche airport. The forecast came from the firm's head...

Cantabria and Catalunya regions of Spain added to Germany’s COVID-19 ‘risk list’

THE German authorities have added Catalunya and Cantabria to their list of risk areas for coronavirus.  According to the Robert Koch Institute, the government agency responsible for...

Spain issues over 2.7 million EU COVID-19 travel certificates as scheme officially launches on July 1

THE EU COVID-19 travel certificate officially comes into force across the European Union tomorrow(July 1) with over 2.7 million documents issued so far in...

BREAKING NEWS: Balearic Islands in Spain are included on new UK green travel list

SPAIN'S Balearic Islands have been included on an updated UK green travel list announced by Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps on Thursday evening. This means British...

Balearic Islands added to Northern Ireland’s green travel list

TRAVEL is now permitted from Northern Ireland the Balearic Islands, the government announced on Thursday afternoon. Self-isolation will no longer be necessary for those travelling...

A third of Benidorm hotels are closed because UK tourists can’t go on holiday to Spain’s Costa Blanca

A third of Benidorm's hotels are still shut because they depend on UK visitors, according to the Hosbec hotel association. 40% of Benidorm's tourists come...

Five incredible castles in Spain’s Malaga every history-lover should visit

The Alcazaba of Antequera once guarded one of the most important frontier castles in the Kingdom of Granada

Online searches for holidays in Spain surge during the month of May

SEARCH trends data shows Google searches for holidays to Spain have increased by 50% since mid-May. The opening up to tourism, both nationally and internationally...

Up to 1,752 tourists have already entered Spain using the new COVID-19 Digital Certificate

THE Health authorities in Spain have announced that the new European Digital Covid Certificate has been registered 1,752 times on the ‘Spain Travel Health’...

Minimum age of PCR requirement to enter Spain raised from 6 to 12 years old

THE Ministry of Health has raised the minimum age of PCR requirement for minors to enter Spain. The modification comes following the recently published health...

QUICK APOLOGY as Spain flip-flops over COVID-19 tests for visitors crossing over from Portugal

SPAIN has apologised to Portugal and will scrap new land border rules tomorrow(June 9), just two days after introducing them. It's a very quick U-turn...

New holiday hotel operator in Spain hooks up with the big boys of Wyndham in expansion push

A small Spanish hotel operator founded in 2018 has linked up with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts to develop 20 hotels across key holiday destinations. Mallorca-based...

Spain welcomes fully vaccinated international travellers from today

TRAVELLERS who can prove that they have completed a full vaccination schedule can enter Spain without restrictions from today. Last month, Spain’s Prime Minister...

Spain’s Tourism Minister says government is having ‘daily’ contact with British counterparts to get country onto ‘Green’ travel list

SPAIN'S Tourism Minister, Reyes Maroto, has said that her government is in contact on a 'daily' basis with UK counterparts to try to persuade...

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