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Travel/Tourism news & information for Catalonia

Barcelona air-traffic controllers to strike this summer
Travel/Tourism Sat, Apr 21, 2018

Barcelona air-traffic controllers to strike this summer

AIR-TRAFFIC controllers in Barcelona have announced a series of strikes starting June 20 in protest over short-staffing. As yet, the dates of the industrial action have not been confirmed, but each strike will last for...

Air China launches non-stop Barcelona-Peking flight
Travel/Tourism Mon, Mar 26, 2018

Air China launches non-stop Barcelona-Peking flight

THE first-ever direct flight from Barcelona to China was unveiled today (Sunday) at El Prat airport and will replace the existing route which stops for refuelling in Vienna, Austria. Air China will increase its...

Ferry collides with cruise ship in Barcelona port
Travel/Tourism Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Ferry collides with cruise ship in Barcelona port

A FERRY and a cruise-liner crashed into each other in Barcelona port yesterday (Friday) afternoon, but nobody was hurt and no major damage reported. The ship , part of the company Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV) and travelling...

Foreign tourists prefer Barcelona, and Spaniards, Madrid
Travel/Tourism Thu, Jan 4, 2018

Foreign tourists prefer Barcelona, and Spaniards, Madrid

BARCELONA is Spain's top city-break destination for foreign tourists and Madrid for visitors already living in Spain, according to a survey by airline search engine Jetcost. And 10 Spanish cities are in the top 20...

Iberia staff call off Barcelona airport strike
Travel/Tourism Fri, Dec 22, 2017

Iberia staff call off Barcelona airport strike

AN IBERIA strike at Barcelona airport aimed at disrupting Christmas has been called off after the company agreed to 'improve the situation' for its workers in order 'prevent total chaos'. Employees had...

Iberia staff to strike during Christmas week
Travel/Tourism Mon, Dec 11, 2017

Iberia staff to strike during Christmas week

EMPLOYEES of Spain's national airline Iberia have announced a four-day strike up to and including Christmas Eve at Barcelona's El Prat airport over their excessive workload. They say they have accumulated over 7...

Sagrada Família streets pedestrianised and concrete planters fitted as anti-terror measures
Travel/Tourism Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Sagrada Família streets pedestrianised and concrete...

EXTRA security measures have been taken in Barcelona following the terrorist attacks in August in the city centre and in Cambrils (Tarragona province), both to keep residents and tourists safe and to give them a greater...

Departure gate security staff on 'indefinite strike' after voting against government pay rise proposal
Travel/Tourism Sun, Aug 13, 2017

Departure gate security staff on 'indefinite...

SECURITY workers at Barcelona airport have overwhelmingly rejected the government's pay increase offer and have announced 'indefinite' strikes every day starting tomorrow (Monday). Workers from the franchise...

Barcelona airport security workers warned: “Sunday is your last chance”
Travel/Tourism Sat, Aug 12, 2017

Barcelona airport security workers warned: “Sunday is...

SECURITY gate workers at Barcelona's El Prat airport have been called to vote on a pay increase proposal tomorrow (Sunday) which falls short of their initial demands, but the government says this is its final offer...

“Take pictures of airport queues,” consumer agency tells affected passengers
Travel/Tourism Mon, Aug 7, 2017

“Take pictures of airport queues,” consumer agency...

CONSUMER authorities in Catalunya recommend travellers affected by the Barcelona airport strikes take photographs of the queues at security to help them with their compensation claims and give regional watchdogs more...

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