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Ryanair 'seating families apart' complaint goes to EU
Travel/Tourism Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Ryanair 'seating families apart' complaint goes to EU

EUROPEAN Parliament has agreed to look into a complaint about low-cost carrier Ryanair's seating families apart. Balearic regional consumer protection office CONSUBAL filed the case after receiving 'a multitude...

Spanish monuments in top five of TripAdvisor World Landmarks list
Travel/Tourism Sat, Jun 16, 2018

Spanish monuments in top five of TripAdvisor World...

TWO tourist attractions in Spain have made it to the 25 Travellers' Choice Awards Top World Landmarks list on TripAdvisor – one of which, Sevilla's Plaza de España, is at number two. Beaten only by the...

Spanish is 'world's sexiest accent', according to survey
Travel/Tourism Sun, Jun 10, 2018

Spanish is 'world's sexiest accent', according to survey

A SURVEY by travel guide giant has revealed that the sexiest accent in the world is Spanish. Native speakers of the language of Cervantes in Europe even beat the French – albeit by a slim margin – and the Italians,...

'Partying passengers' force Ibiza flight detour
Travel/Tourism Sat, Jun 9, 2018

'Partying passengers' force Ibiza flight detour

PASSENGERS partying too hard on a Belfast-Ibiza flight forced an emergency landing in Toulouse, south-western France last night (Friday). The exact details of the disruptions have not been revealed, but it is known that...

Ryanair cabin crew threaten summer strikes
Travel/Tourism Tue, May 29, 2018

Ryanair cabin crew threaten summer strikes

CABIN crew on Ryanair flights across Europe have threatened strike action this summer starting from July 1 – potentially hitting Spain's tourism industry hard. The low-cost Irish carrier has been revealed as...

Fake sickness claim crackdown: UK to cap lawyers' fees
Travel/Tourism Wed, May 9, 2018

Fake sickness claim crackdown: UK to cap lawyers' fees

BRITAIN'S government will place a cap on fees charged by solicitors who handle sickness cases for clients who have been abroad in a bid to clamp down on the lucrative 'fake food poisoning' fraud which is...

Spain on top for blue-flag beaches...again
Travel/Tourism Wed, May 9, 2018

Spain on top for blue-flag beaches...again

SPAIN is once again world number one for the most blue-flag beaches – with nearly 700 to choose from, the total continues to rise and has gone up by 12 this year. Yacht marinas and tourist boats also receive the...

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...

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