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Spanish monuments in top five of TripAdvisor World Landmarks list
Travel/Tourism Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Spanish monuments in top five of TripAdvisor World...

TWO tourist attractions in Spain have made it to the 25 Travellers' Choice Awards Top World Landmarks list on TripAdvisor – one of which, Sevilla's Plaza de España, is at number two. Beaten only by the...

'Symphony of the Seas', world's largest cruise ship, docks in Málaga
Travel/Tourism Tue, Mar 27, 2018

'Symphony of the Seas', world's largest cruise...

THE world's biggest-ever cruise-liner docked in Málaga at 06.00 this morning and will set off for Barcelona tonight at 22.00 with a loud and colourful send-off of fireworks and music. Having left the French port of...

Alhambra Palace 'queue-free' thanks to print-your-own-ticket system
Travel/Tourism Sat, Jan 27, 2018

Alhambra Palace 'queue-free' thanks to print-your...

ONE of Spain's most popular and world-famous attractions is practically queue-free thanks to a new system where visitors print their tickets at home. Granada's spectacular Alhambra Palace has, historically,...

Nerja and Cádiz among top emerging destinations for 2018
Travel/Tourism Tue, Jan 16, 2018

Nerja and Cádiz among top emerging destinations for 2018

TWO Spanish towns have made it into the TripAdvisor global list of 'top emerging holiday destinations' for 2018, voted among a total of 44 from four continents. Nerja (Málaga province), a coastal town near the...

Winging it: Bored Ryanair passenger takes emergency exit
Travel/Tourism Wed, Jan 3, 2018

Winging it: Bored Ryanair passenger takes emergency exit

A RYANAIR passenger bored with waiting to get off a plane that had just landed in Málaga announced: “I'm going out via the wing,” and pulled off the emergency exit door. Flight FR8164 took off from London...

Alhambra Palace bookings using Bitcoin and Touriscoin
Travel/Tourism Sat, Dec 30, 2017

Alhambra Palace bookings using Bitcoin and Touriscoin

TICKETS for Granada's Alhambra Palace can now be bought using Bitcoins thanks to a firm in Murcia, a pioneer in using the cryptocurrency in Spain. CEO of 13tickets.com, Juan Antonio García, says that until now,...

Plane 'terror alert': Muslim passenger's innocent call to his dad grounds flight
Travel/Tourism Sat, Dec 30, 2017

Plane 'terror alert': Muslim passenger's...

A FLIGHT heading for Amsterdam was grounded in Sevilla due to a 'terrorism alert' which turned out to be merely a passenger talking to his dad on his mobile. Airline Transavia revealed last night (Friday) that...

Air pollution 'harmful to Alhambra Palace'
Travel/Tourism Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Air pollution 'harmful to Alhambra Palace'

TRAFFIC pollution in Granada could threaten the Alhambra Palace, warn scientists from the city's university. Researchers say that although it has very little industry, Granada's air pollution levels are similar...

Swifter booking and extra security at Alhambra Palace
Travel/Tourism Fri, Sep 29, 2017

Swifter booking and extra security at Alhambra Palace

VISITING Granada's spectacular Alhambra Palace will no longer mean massive queues – the ticket-booking system has been given a complete overhaul to cut the headaches for tourists in the south-eastern city. Online...

Jet2 Málaga-Birmingham flight 'shadowed' by French fighter plane
Travel/Tourism Mon, Aug 21, 2017

Jet2 Málaga-Birmingham flight 'shadowed' by French...

A FLIGHT from Málaga to Birmingham was tracked so closely by a French fighter jet that the passengers were able to read the number along the side of the craft. Low-cost carrier Jet2 has called for explanations from...

Granada gets tough on stag and hen parties
Travel/Tourism Mon, Jun 5, 2017

Granada gets tough on stag and hen parties

GRANADA police will clamp down on over-the-top hen and stag parties with extra officers on the beat from Friday to Sunday every week. Loud singing, drinking in the street and general nuisance behaviour could net fines...

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