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Travel/Tourism news & information for Rías Baixas

Pontevedra 'Beefeaters' become selfie fodder for tourists
Travel/Tourism Fri, Feb 21, 2020

Pontevedra 'Beefeaters' become selfie fodder for...

TOURISTS posed in Pontevedra with a bunch of Beefeaters believing they were the official guards of the provincial government, or headquarters – without realising they were a trio of businessmen in costume filming an...

Air Nostrum passengers grounded in Paris for 30 hours
Travel/Tourism Mon, Aug 6, 2018

Air Nostrum passengers grounded in Paris for 30 hours

PASSENGERS spent over 30 hours waiting at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris to fly home to Vigo (Pontevedra province, Galicia) after their Air Nostrum flight broke down on Sunday afternoon. The 87 travellers were due...

Pontevedra takes a leaf out of Bath's book for promoting spa tourism
Travel/Tourism Fri, Oct 24, 2014

Pontevedra takes a leaf out of Bath's book for...

PROVINCIAL authorities in the north-western province of Pontevedra are taking the UK city of Bath, Somerset as its inspiration for attracting tourists - redeploying its Roman spas for modern-day relaxation treatment....

Travel/Tourism Tue, Oct 7, 2008

Air Europa sacks drunken brawl pilots

Two pilots caught exchanging blows in Vigo city centre after a boozy night out and only five hours before they were due to take a plane-load of passengers to Madrid, have been sacked by Air Europa based on evidence...

International Friendship bridge links Galicia and Portugal
Travel/Tourism Sat, Jun 12, 2004

International Friendship bridge links Galicia and Portugal

The new International Friendship bridge linking Galicia and Portugal opened to traffic yesterday spanning the Miño river between the village of Goián (Tomiño) with Vilanova da Cerveira. The inauguration ceremony was...

Travel/Tourism Thu, May 27, 2004

Queen Mary II returns to Vigo

The largest and most luxurious cruise liner in the world returned to Vigo yesterday after a brief stopover during her pre-maiden voyage testing programme. This time she had 2,500 passengers on board, the majority of...

Travel/Tourism Fri, Feb 27, 2004

Galicia seafood farmers open homes to tourists

The Town Hall of Cambados have proposed a different kind of holiday; stay at the home of a seafood farmer and accompany them as they go about their daily business. If successful the scheme would provide local seafood...