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Travel/Tourism news and information for Spain

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...

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...

Travel/Tourism Sat, Jan 13, 2018

Ryanair's new hand-luggage policy effective from Monday

LOW-COST carrier Ryanair's new hand-luggage policy comes into effect on Monday (January 15) and anyone planning to travel on or after that date is urged to make sure they are prepared. Until now, all passengers were...

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...

Travel/Tourism Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Ryanair makes 'urgent' landing due to 'drunk and...

A RYANAIR flight from Dublin had to make an urgent last-minute landing in Santander due to two passengers described as 'drunk and aggressive' who were said to be intimidating and disturbing other travellers....

Travel/Tourism Tue, Jan 9, 2018

Iberia New Year deals: €29 to Europe and €200 to USA

NATIONAL airline Iberia has launched a series of offers for the New Year, with internal flights for €25, European destinations for €29 and trips to Asia and South Africa for €199 and the USA for €200. These...

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...

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...

Travel/Tourism Wed, Jan 3, 2018

Foreign tourist spending in Spain up 12.9% in 2017

TOURISTS visiting Spain shelled out far more cash in 2017 than the previous year, even though Catalunya's disputed independence referendum saw spending fall in the autumn. Year-on-year growth, as at the end of...

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