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FITUR international tourism trade fair in full swing
Travel/Tourism Thu, Jan 24, 2019

FITUR international tourism trade fair in full swing

ONE of Europe's largest tourism industry trade fairs, FITUR, opened its doors on Monday in Madrid, was officially opened by the King and Queen yesterday (Wednesday) and will be opened a third time – to the general...

Madrid flights narrowly miss Heathrow drone shutdown
Travel/Tourism Tue, Jan 8, 2019

Madrid flights narrowly miss Heathrow drone shutdown

FLIGHTS have just resumed at London's Heathrow airport after a sudden shutdown at 18.00 local time (19.00 mainland Spain time) due to a drone sighting near the runways. Mirroring the incident at London Gatwick...

First Boeing 787-9 lands in Madrid airport
Travel/Tourism Sat, Feb 17, 2018

First Boeing 787-9 lands in Madrid airport

THE first-ever Boeing 787-9 has landed in Madrid's Adolfo Suárez-Barajas airport, owned by Air Europa and flown over from the factory in South Carolina, USA. It is the first of 16 Boeing 787-9s due to be added to...

Madrid's Plaza de España building to open as Riu hotel next summer
Travel/Tourism Sat, Jan 20, 2018

Madrid's Plaza de España building to open as Riu hotel...

MADRID'S iconic Plaza de España building will finally open as a four-star hotel in summer 2019 under management of the international holiday resort chain Riu. Major renovation works – which the company desscribed...

TAP Portugal passengers stranded for 24 hours with no explanations
Travel/Tourism Mon, Dec 11, 2017

TAP Portugal passengers stranded for 24 hours with no...

DOZENS of passengers have been left stranded in Oporto after their TAP Portugal flight to Madrid was cancelled and no further information given. They were due to fly to the Spanish capital on Sunday at 20.15, but were...

Furious Cifuentes misses uncle's funeral due to Air Europa delays
Travel/Tourism Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Furious Cifuentes misses uncle's funeral due to Air...

MADRID'S regional president Cristina Cifuentes has complained to Air Europa after a five-hour take-off delay meant she missed her beloved uncle's funeral in the far north-western region of Galicia. “I've...

Con-man leaves 13 luxury hotels without paying his bill
Travel/Tourism Fri, Mar 24, 2017

Con-man leaves 13 luxury hotels without paying his bill

A GUEST who sneaked out of 13 luxury hotels in Madrid without paying his bill has been arrested after being found in a 14 before he did the same. Police seized five different credit cards he used for making his unpaid...

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