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Overnight hotel stays in Spain were just 6.5% down last year on record 2019 numbers

OVERNIGHT hotel stays in Spain reached 320.7 million last year- up by 85.6% on 2021, according to the National Institute of Statistics(INE). Stays were just...

Empty village on Spain-Portugal border to get tourist lifeline after €300,000 sale

SALTO DE CRISTO, a deserted village on the Spain-Portugal border, has been sold for €300,000. The new owner is a Toledo businessman who intends to...

The ‘air bridge’ between Malaga in Spain and the United Kingdom comes roaring back

AS TOURISM levels come roaring back after the pandemic, the ‘air bridge’ between Malaga and the United Kingdom has truly been re-established. After the lows...

Spain scraps all Covid entry requirements for UK and non-EU travellers

SPAIN has removed all of its Covid entry requirements for non-EU arrivals, which includes the United Kingdom. The lifting of restrictions came into force on...

Spain passes 6,000 mark in confirmed monkeypox cases

SPAIN has surpassed 6,000 confirmed cases of monkeypox according to Ministry of Health figures. Up to last Friday, 6,119 infections were recorded- two-thirds of them...

OPINION: Isn’t it time Spain had a Royal visit from Her Majesty?

AS Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the Platinum Jubilee becoming the first monarch ever to mark 70 years on the throne, isn’t it about time...

Spain’s PM Pedro Sanchez fires off ‘massive sanctions’ warning to Russia over Ukraine invasion

SPAIN'S Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, has warned Russia about 'massive sanctions' if it attacks the Ukraine. Russia has built up an estimated 100,000 troops close...

Fraudsters pocketed €4 million by selling fake citizenship exam diplomas across Spain

POLICE say a Barcelona-based gang netted €4 million by selling fake diplomas to Spanish citizenship applicants. The criminal organisation was broken up in simultaneous arrests...

Spain names the country that’s importing the biggest number of COVID-19 cases

SPAIN has named Romanian arrivals as bringing in the highest number of detected COVID-19 cases in the last month. Not far behind is the United...

British ‘gang boss’ arrested for murder in Spain is wanted for 29 crimes and could face 100 years in...

POLICE in Tenerife have arrested a man wanted by Scottish authorities for 29 crimes, including murder. Authorities think the 35-year-old fugitive, thought to be from...

Blowing in the wind: Does pollution on Gibraltar’s border with Spain cause increased cancer rates?

Black clouds of pollution billow daily from the industrial chimneys of the Campo de Gibraltar. Is it all merely hot air or a smoking gun for cancer? The Olive Press investigates

Spain will vote against Theresa May’s Brexit plan as leaked draft excludes Gibraltar details

'Gibraltar can be the strongest foundation stone for a future relationship between the UK and the EU, not a rock on the road to agreement'

Hoteliers pressure Spain to tax unlicensed Airbnb-style rentals

A new British tax law is putting further pressure on the Spanish government

From New York to Essex: Podemos takes on the world

Pablo Iglesias and Inigo Errejon have adopted a 'divide and conquer' mentality

Unionist victory in Scotland leaves sterling at two-year high against euro

Sterling also at two-week high against the dollar




Winter stays: 10 great Spanish hotels with a fireplace in the bedroom 

It’s not hard to find casa rurales and mountain hotels in Spain where you can sink into a deep sofa in front of a...


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