LIFE’S A BEACH: Almeria flies more blue flags for summer

ALMERIA’S beaches will fly 29 blue flags this summer, two more than last year. Spain’s non-profit environmental education association (ADEAC) hands out the awards to beaches which meet...

Will sitters really care for my pets for free?

OPEN your home to HouseSitMatch housesitters and they won’t charge for petsitting. By joining the HouseSitMatch network you’ll find a way of collaborating for everyone’s benefit. We are...

Free pet sitters… how?

HOW can you cut out the cost of pet care when you go on holiday? It is true! You can eliminate the cost of petcare completely! By joining a...

British Airways to launch new Spanish route to Almeria

BRITISH AIRWAYS is to launch a summer route to Almeria beginning on March 27, 2018. The twice-weekly service will operate from Heathrow’s Terminal 5 until October 27,...

Carry on cruising to the Costa de Almeria

DELEGATES from the Costa de Almeria attended the Seatrade Europe Fair in Hamburg. Almeria is boosting its credentials as a top attraction for the lucrative cruise industry. The...

Mojacar’s record tourist season

MOJACAR has had a record tourist season with indicators pointing to the trend continuing until the end of September. Hoteliers have reported a 97% of hotel occupancy rate...

Spain still top destination for British holidaymakers

AS summer 2017 draws to a close, recent figures have revealed that Spain remains the top destination for British holidaymakers. Official figures from Gfk Leisure Travel Monitor show...

Madrid embassy warning to Brits in Spain

THE British Embassy in Madrid has warned Britons about "actions which are tolerated in the UK are illegal in Spain.” The advice comes after figures reveal more...

UK government warns Brits abroad to be vigilant

THE UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office has warned that the threat of further terrorist attacks in Spain is "likely". The official guidance by the UK government advises that...

Spanish airports to be hit by 25 days of 24-hour strikes

AIR passengers in Spain could be hit by devastating delays after the CC.OO, UGT and USE unions announced a round of strikes, starting from 15 September, across...

Summer season hits a high in Almeria

THE Culture, Tourism and Sports delegate for Andalucia, Alfredo Valdivia, has released projections suggesting a record tourist boom for Almeria this summer. Hoteliers in the province are already...

Online holiday booking to get new protections

HOLIDAYMAKERS who book trips on the internet will get new protections so they are not left stranded abroad or lose money if their travel firm goes bust. In...

Cheaper inter-island travel in Spain with subsidised air and ferry fares

CHEAPER inter-island travel for all FOLLOWING the publication of the General State Budget Act for 2017, the Spanish Ministry of Public Works has applied a 75 per...

July reopening for iconic hotel

PEDRO PABLO Hernández, the president of the Regional Confederation of Business Organisations of Cartagena (COEC), visited the Hotel Doblemar, in La Manga, that will reopen the doors...

Mont Blanc cable car back in service

A CABLE CAR whose dramatic breakdown last September forced 33 tourists to spend the night stranded - suspended high over the French Alps – has reopened. The cars...

Caribbean tourism supports Paris accord

THE CARIBBEAN Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), a federation of 32 private sector-led organizations throughout the Caribbean basin, reiterates its previous position to join with the nations...

Online holiday booking becomes easier

EXPEDIA, the world’s largest online travel company, now has a connection to ResRequest. ResRequest is constantly improving its product and connectivity between suppliers and buyers is a strategic...

Multi-generational holidays all the rage

ALMOST HALF of over 50s have been on a multi-generational holiday The survey of more than 10,000 over 50s undertaken by SAGA, shows that a quarter have enjoyed...
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