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Travel/Tourism news & information for Spain

Record tourist numbers in first quarter of 2018
Travel/Tourism Fri, May 4, 2018

Record tourist numbers in first quarter of 2018

Spain's tourism sector has again posted record figures both for the number of foreign visitors to the country and for their spend. In the first quarter of the year, more than 13.7 million overseas visitors came to...

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...

Airlines 'must compensate passengers affected by strike action', says ECJ
Travel/Tourism Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Airlines 'must compensate passengers affected by strike...

PASSENGERS left stranded due to flight delays or cancellations as a result of the airline staff being on strike are entitled to compensation, the European Court of Justice has ruled. With Air France and Lufthansa having...

Air France strikes ground Madrid and Barcelona flights; Palma and Bilbao running as normal
Travel/Tourism Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Air France strikes ground Madrid and Barcelona flights;...

AIR France has grounded 10 flights arriving in and leaving from Barcelona and Madrid today (Wednesday) and more cancellations are on the way early next week. Strikes by 31.1% of pilots, 22.4% of cabin crew and 13.8% of...

Iberia-BA holding firm sets sights on Norwegian
Travel/Tourism Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Iberia-BA holding firm sets sights on Norwegian

IBERIA'S holding company IAG has bought a small percentage of airline Norwegian and is considering making an offer for the carrier as a whole. IAG Group, formed through the merger of Spanish national airline Iberia...

Vueling pilots plan strike
Travel/Tourism Fri, Apr 13, 2018

Vueling pilots plan strike

PILOTS of Barcelona-based low-cost airline Vueling will be on strike at the end of this month and beginning of May over an ongoing pay dispute. Their union, SEPLA, says industrial action has been planned for 24 hours at...

Airport bottled water price cap reduced further
Travel/Tourism Fri, Apr 6, 2018

Airport bottled water price cap reduced further

A PRICE cap of €1.60 on bottled water in Spanish airports has been reviewed, and vending machines and bars will charge no more than €1 from now on, says aviation infrastructure body AENA. It announced two-and-a-half...

Flights delayed throughout Europe due to 'mechanical fault'
Travel/Tourism Tue, Apr 3, 2018

Flights delayed throughout Europe due to 'mechanical...

FLIGHTS across Europe have been delayed all day today (Tuesday) due to a technical fault affecting the air space throughout the continent. It is not known how many flights leaving from or arriving in Spain have been...

Online subscription content accessible in any EU country
Travel/Tourism Mon, Apr 2, 2018

Online subscription content accessible in any EU country

SUBSCRIBERS to online content such as Netflix and Spotify are able to access these from anywhere in the European Union from now thanks to a new directive which has put an end to the previous cross-border block. The...

Wintery weather forecast puts damper on Easter tourism
Travel/Tourism Thu, Mar 29, 2018

Wintery weather forecast puts damper on Easter tourism

SPRINGLIKE climates across Spain will vanish over Easter weekend with heavy rain and plummeting temperatures setting in from tomorrow (Thursday), creating even greater headaches for drivers and passengers of nine...

Flying kite grounds planes in Valencia
Travel/Tourism Thu, Mar 29, 2018

Flying kite grounds planes in Valencia

A KITE led to five planes being delayed and one unable to land for over 20 minutes at Valencia airport last night (Tuesday), according to sources within the terminal. The control tower alerted the 112 emergency hotline...

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