Spanish tourist sector lost 15 billion euros of revenue in two months of covid lockdown
Zero income from international tourism in Spain for the second consecutive month The cost of the Covid crisis continues to rise and in financial terms one of the sectors hardest hit is that of tourism, which still faces an uncertain future this..

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Spanish families choose safe Spain for their summer holidays
Shorter “Staycations” are on the menu for Spanish families this summer On Friday 3rd July “Operation Summer” begins on Spanish roads, the first Friday in July traditionally the day on which many Spanish families will pile into their cars..

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Bus services; Corvera airport Murcia - golf resorts and towns Costa Cálida 2020
NB: THIS HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED How to book on the Interbus routes at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera The bus or coach services linking the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera to the coastal towns..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Foreign Office Travel Guidance to be relaxed as England scraps quarantine restrictions for Spain
Travelling to England from Spain will not require a 14 day quarantine from 10th July - Those travelling from all of the UK to Spain are not required to quarantine.   - Until 10th July passengers returning from Spain to all of the UK will..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Spain reviewing EU list of safe countries: without reciprocation the list may be scrapped
Covid confusion continues in spite of EU agreement! Hours after the EU agreed a list of 15 "safe countries" to which it will open its external borders starting on Wednesday, the Spanish Government has said that it is still reviewing..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - First tourists land in Spain since the beginning of the Covid crisis
German tourists are flying into the Balearic Islands this week as mainland Spain prepares to open up for tourists next week The Balearic Islands have become the first destination in Spain to open up to international tourism following the beginning..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Bars and restaurants in Murcia fear for their future in lockdown de-escalation
Partial re-opening will not be enough to pay staff costs in the early phases of de-escalation For obvious reasons these are times of great uncertainty for the bars and restaurants which until mid-March formed such an integral part of life in the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Germans advised to forget possible holidays in Spain this summer
International tourism in Spain is likely to be wiped out for the forthcoming summer season Thomas Bareiss, Germany’s Federal Government Commissioner for Tourism, has warned the country’s population of 83 million that they should begin to accept..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Minister retracts statement about no tourism this year in Spain, but the questions remain
Last week she said that tourism and leisure and cultural activities will not resume before the end of the year. 3 million jobs are in danger as business leaders demand a 6-month extension of ERTE employment schemes for the hostelry sector. Last..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Ryanair does not expect to fly during April and May
Passengers whose flights have been cancelled will be contacted Michael O’Leary asks for patience as office staffing levels have been severely depleted A statement issued on Tuesday 24th March by Michael O’Leary, the CEO of Ryanair, includes..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Only one passenger on board the Gatwick-Corvera flight on Tuesday!
Clarification of the situation regarding travel to airports during the lockdown in Spain The last two months have seen some extraordinary scenes at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera, firstly with unheard-of numbers of passengers..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Flights and ferry services suspended in the Canary and Balearic Islands
Travel restrictions isolate the Spanish island regions Following the announcement by the regional government of the Balearics on Tuesday that ports and airports are to be closed to virtually all passenger traffic in order to restrict the movement..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - India and Australia among 10 countries not accepting Spanish visitors due to coronavirus
Travel restrictions are extended worldwide as the epidemic spreads to all continents The sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in Spain since the weekend has led to more countries restricting entry to Spanish nationals due to fears of..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Direct Italy-Spain flights cancelled until at least 25th March due to coronavirus
Flights between Spain and Italy accounted for 9 per cent of all international passengers at Spanish airports in 2019 One of the measures announced by the Spanish government to combat the spread of the coronavirus on Tuesday is the suspension of..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Worries in Cartagena over cruise ship arriving from Italy next week
The Murcia government considers preventing passengers from disembarking in the Costa Cálida Despite government calls for calm the level of alarm regarding the spread of the coronavirus in Spain is rising among members of the public, and in Cartagena..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Cartagena continues to condition beaches in spite of coronavirus threat
Beaches in the Mar Menor are being prepared for the traditional influx of spring sunseekers There is still a month to go until Easter Week arrives but all along the Costa Cálida, on the coast of the Mediterranean and the Mar Menor, preparations..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - UK visitor numbers up in January as Murcia reports an increase in international tourism
The last month before Brexit saw the British account for 35 per cent of foreign visitors to the Costa Cálida The number of foreign visitors coming to Spain this January was slightly lower than in the same month in 2019, according to government..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Visitors from the UK to Spain spent almost 1 million euros per hour in January
Fewer visitors from the UK and Germany led to slightly fewer coming from abroad during the month Data related to the last few months have provided indications that the level of international tourism in Spain may have reached a peak for the time..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Spanish tourism authorities move Burgos cathedral to Murcia at Netherlands fair!
The coastal skyline of Benidorm featured on a poster suggesting it was in Navarra There has been considerable concern in many quarters over how the Spanish national tourism organization Turespaña came to be exhibiting at a recent fair in Utrecht..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 175 tons of seaweed and vegetation removed from beaches in the southern Mar Menor
Cartagena Town Hall prepares for the Easter holidays and invests in improvements in Los Urrutias To say that the winter now coming to an end has been a difficult one for the beaches of the Mar Menor would be to understate the case, with destructive..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - More lifeguards on the beaches of La Azohía and Isla Plana this summer
The new lifeguard services contract at Cartagena beaches is being put out to tender It may be only mid-February but already the Town Halls in coastal municipalities of the Region of Murcia are beginning to plan for the beach tourism season, which..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - More Bulgarian and Czech tourists heading for La Manga and the Mar Menor this year
8,500 visitors from eastern Europe are to spend 70,000 nights in the Costa Cálida The Tourism department of the Region of Murcia has finalized agreements this week with Czech and Bulgarian tour operators by which 8,500 visitors will spend 70..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Mazarrón promotes dive tourism at major event in Catalunya
The marine reserve of Cabo Tiñoso attracts divers to the bay of Mazarrón all year round A delegation from Mazarrón was in the province of Barcelona over the weekend to promote dive tourism in the municipality at the 2020 edition of the “Mediterr..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - More flights diverted to Corvera airport as fog disrupts services at Alicante-Elche
Four extra flights and Corvera on Sunday and more on Monday morning The numbers of flights and passengers at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera in January were boosted artificially by over 200 services being re-directed from..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Former Corvera airport management company must pay 182 million euros to Murcia government
17 years after the airport project was approved the legal wrangling may at last be near to its end It is reported in regional newspaper La Verdad on Friday morning that the long-running dispute between the Murcia government and Aeromur, the company..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 63 per cent increase in January passenger numbers at Corvera airport!
The figures are distorted by the temporary closures of Alicante-Elche airport during the month Even if the figures are hugely distorted by unusual events during the month, the latest data regarding passenger numbers at the Region of Murcia International..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Sheraton hotel in Hacienda del Álamo denies having laid off staff
The company reports having maintained its full staff since the hotel re-opened It was reported on Monday that in the face of a downturn in tourism in the Costa Cálida following the effects along the coast of three major storms and the acceleration..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Plans announced for water and wildlife park in San Javier
Ecologists are likely to object to a new development so close to the Mar Menor The Town Hall of San Javier has published information concerning the proposed construction of a water and zoological park similar to Terra Natura in the city of Murcia..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Floating submarine museum proposal outlined for the seafront in Cartagena
Image (copyright): The S-61 “Delfín” in Torrevieja The Delfín submarine has been awaiting its fate in Cartagena since being withdrawn from service 15 years ago It is 15 years since the Spanish navy’s S-62 “Tonina” submarine was..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - New street and beach furniture for Los Nietos
Cartagena Town Hall invests in replacements after the storm damage of the winter The Town Hall of Cartagena has announced that a fund of 125,000 euros awarded to the municipality by the ITREM regional tourism authorities is to be dipped into to..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Foreign tourists spent over 1.1 billion euros in the Costa Cálida during 2019
British visitors accounted for over 42 per cent of all those coming to Murcia from abroad Each visitor from outside Spain spent well over 1,000 euros in Murcia The breakdown of the figures regarding the international tourism sector in Spain..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Semana Santa in Jumilla receives official International Tourist Interest certification
The processions in Jumilla join those of Lorca, Murcia and Cartagena in the elite tourist attraction category Isabel Oliver, the Secretary of State for Tourism in the Spanish government, officially presented the certification of the Semana Santa..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 18 million British visitors spent 2 million euros per hour in Spain in 2019!
19.5 per cent of all international tourist spending in this country was by visitors from the UK The Spanish government’s central statistics unit published its data for international tourism for the month of December on Monday, confirming comments..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Special offers launched on flights between Corvera and the Canaries
Return flights for around 100 euros between March and June The airline Binter continues to operate its new routes between the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera and Gran Canaria and a series of special offers have been made available..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - New Corvera coach service contract almost ready to be put out to tender
The routes specified in the contract terms are similar to those already being operated by Interbus Just over a year since commercial flights began at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera the regional government is continuing with..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 235 extra flights diverted to Corvera airport this month!
Problems at Alicante-Elche give the airport in Corvera a chance to show its potential After two eventful weeks at Alicante-Elche airport and the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera normal service is now fully resumed, and the regional..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Semana Santa in Murcia, Cartagena, Lorca and Jumilla promoted at the Fitur fair
The Costa Cálida stand in Madrid also highlights the gastronomy of the Region of Murcia The 2020 edition of the annual FITUR tourism fair, one of the largest events of its kind in the world, began on Wednesday in Madrid (although the doors will..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - New record international tourism figures in Spain in 2019
The increase was achieved despite a slight drop in the numbers of British and German tourists The Spanish government’s provisional data for 2019 show that the number of visitors to this country from abroad during the year rose by 1.2 per cent..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Normal service resumed after fire at Alicante-Elche airport
Flights are no longer being diverted to the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera Normal service has almost been resumed on Friday morning at the airport of Alicante-Elche following the fire which caused the evacuation of the terminal..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Busiest day so far at Corvera airport as Alicante-Elche gradually re-opens after fire
48 flights at the Region of Murcia International Airport on Thursday Following the fire which caused the evacuation of the terminal building at Alicante-Elche airport on Wednesday afternoon flights resumed at 14.00 on Thursday and full operational..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia government upbeat as Corvera airport celebrates its first year of passenger flights
Some expectations have been exceeded but the fact remains that passenger numbers are significantly lower than in the last year at Murcia-San Javier Wednesday 15th January marked the anniversary of the first commercial passenger flights to land..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Revised departures board at Corvera airport on Thursday as Alicante-Elche remains closed
The terminal building fire at Alicante adds new routes to the departures board at Corvera With dozens of domestic and international flights re-routed on Thursday following the fire which forced the closure of the terminal building at Alicante..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Alicante-Elche airport closed by fire in the terminal building
Dozens of flights cancelled or diverted to Murcia and Valencia on Wednesday and Thursday Alicante-Elche will not re-open until at least 14.00 on Thursday Air traffic at Alicante-Elche airport, the fifth busiest in Spain and the gateway to the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 165 new homes to be built in the Isla del Fraile resort just outside Águilas
Confidence grows in the residential tourism sector in south-west Murcia While residential and tourist accommodation construction looks set to grind to a halt in the area of the Mar Menor, where the regional government of Murcia has included a..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Over 1.1 million passengers in Corvera in the first year of flights at the new airport
The total for 2019 is 160,000 lower than the year before at Murcia-San Javier Two days before the first anniversary of the arrival of the first passengers at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera it is reported by Aena that passenger..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia government to spend 2 million euros on promoting tourism in the Mar Menor
The aim is to offset the effects of Brexit water quality issues in the lagoon The regional government of Murcia is to set aside 2 million euros to promote tourism in and around the Mar Menor, it has been announced, in an effort to offset the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Flights to and from the Murcia airport in Corvera during 2020
Seats are available on services to and from 22 destinations The UK dominates flight schedules but Luton and East Midlands seem to have been dropped As the new year begins there are plenty of fingers crossed regarding the Region of Murcia International..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Visitors from the UK to Spain spent 1.15 million euros per hour in November
Fewer visitors from the UK and Germany but a rise in the overall total of foreign tourists As was the case in 2018 the summer of 2019 was a relatively disappointing one for the international tourism sector of the Spanish economy, but data published..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Public bus service contract to be amplified at Corvera airport
A new 5-year contract is to be put out to tender by the Murcia government The regional government of Murcia has announced that a contract is to be awarded to run the public bus services already in operation at the Region of Murcia International..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Slapped wrists for Spanish airline Vueling selling Barcelona-Corvera flights!
The Murcia government insists that the official name of the Murcia airport must be used As was announced last week seats can now be purchased on the first flights between the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera and El Prat in Barcelona..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Corvera-Barcelona flights to begin in March
Catalunya will be just over an hour away as Vueling connect Murcia with the north-east of Spain It has been confirmed by the president of the Murcia government, Fernando López Miras, that Vueling are to operate flights between the Region of Murcia..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Over 150,000 passengers fewer so far this year at the new airport in Corvera
The November figures show a decrease of 8,000 compared with the same month last year There can be no disputing the fact that despite the great optimism at the opening of the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera in January 2019 the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Stylish new B&B for the Puerto de Mazarrón
Small is beautiful in this modern and stylish new accommodation for the Mazarrón municipality The Puerto de Mazarrón has a new accommodation alternative, the opening of the Hostal Sosiego Mar increasing its tourism capacity by a further 14 places..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Visitors from the UK to Spain spent 2.15 million euros per hour in October
Fewer visitors from the major European countries but more money spent across Spain as the UK accounts for over 21 per cent of the total As was the case in 2018 this summer was a relatively disappointing one for the international tourism sector..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Barcelona and Morocco flights close to being added to the schedules at Corvera airport
The Moroccan consul to Murcia reports that at least one airline is “very interested” Abdelaziz Jatim, the Consul General of the Kingdom of Morocco in the Region of Murcia, indicated on Thursday after a meeting with Francisco Jiménez, the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - AVE high-speed rail network to reach Orihuela by the spring
Services approach the Region as the AVE is on schedule to reach Murcia in 2021 Little by little Spain’s AVE high-speed rail network is approaching the city of Murcia after a series of delays which has resulted in the arrival of the first trains..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Cartagena-Italy ferry route proposed as well as regular services to and from France
The driving time saved by a Costa Cálida-Italy route would be far greater It was announced earlier in the week that the shipping companies Grimaldi, Balearia and were presenting a proposal to inaugurate ferry routes linking the port of Cartagena..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Cartagena tourism sector shows impressive growth, Murcia lags behind
In terms of tourism job creation Cartagena ranks above Fuengirola and Puerto de la Cruz Despite the problems facing the tourism sector in the Region of Murcia a survey compiled by Exceltur, an organization which represents many of the leading..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Ryanair forced to return 20-euro handbag surcharge
A passenger on a Madrid-Brussels flight was wrongly charged for taking her handbag as hand luggage, says Madrid court Much is being made in the Spanish media of a case in which a Madrid court has ordered Ryanair to return 20 euros to a passenger..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia tourism sector fears the effects of the deterioration in the Mar Menor
Visitors are expected to seek alternative destinations in south-west Murcia, other parts of Spain and in Tunisia and Turkey Hostemur demands more promotional activity from the Murcia government As the extent of the deterioration in the marine..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - British passengers make in-flight conflictive situations more common at Alicante airport than any other in Spain
88 per cent of incidents on Alicante flights involved British nationals Rightly or wrongly, British tourists in Spain are often associated with drunkenness and hooliganism, and figures published this week by the International Air Transport Association..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Rail link from Murcia to Alicante airport moves a step closer
An underground station at Alicante-Elche will provide an easy link to the city of Murcia Another step has been taken towards making it possible for people to travel easily by train to the airport of Alicante-Elche from a variety of locations including..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 143,000 passengers fewer at Corvera airport so far this year than at San Javier in 2018
The October figures show a decrease of 23,000 on the same month last year Despite the great optimism at the opening of the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera in January 2019 the inauguration of the new infrastructure has coincided..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Ryanair reduces Corvera-Mallorca flights for summer 2020
Two flights a week to and from Palma de Mallorca between late March and October The winter flight schedules have only just come into operation at airports throughout Europe but already the airlines are planning their routes and timetables for..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia tourism authorities promote the Costa Cálida at the World Travel Market in London
42.5 per cent of foreign visitors to Murcia this year have come from the UK The tourism authorities of the Region of Murcia are currently taking part in the World Travel Market event at the ExCeL centre in London, one of the prime objectives being..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Bruges-Ostend flights added to the schedule at Corvera airport next summer
Twice-weekly services to and from Belgium offered by Tui Fly starting in April 2020 Much of the decrease in passenger numbers at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera in comparison with the 2018 figures at Murcia-San Javier can..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Visitors from the UK to Spain spent 2.85 million euros PER HOUR in September
Fewer visitors but more money spent as the UK accounts for over 23 per cent of the total As was the case in 2018, this summer was a relatively disappointing one for the international tourism sector of the Spanish economy, with data published on..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Passenger numbers at Corvera airport reach a million for the year
Aena start paying the Murcia government as the winter schedule begins with a new route to the Canaries This coming week sees the first flights between the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera and the Canary Islands, with the airline..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 5-euro entrance fee introduced for visitors to Murcia cathedral
Admission remains free of charge for residents of the Region of Murcia As of Tuesday 22nd October tourists visiting the most emblematic of all the attractions in the city of Murcia, the Cathedral, will be charged an entrance fee of 5 euros, as..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia-Bilbao flights at Corvera airport next summer
Another domestic service to and from northern Spain is offered by Volotea The new Region of Murcia International Airport at Corvera continues to register lower passenger numbers in 2019 than its predecessor, Murcia-San Javier, last year, but hopes..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 18,000 passengers fewer at Corvera airport during September
2019 passenger numbers are down by almost 120,000 following the move from San Javier as the dependence on UK flights continues It is now universally accepted that the opening of the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera in January..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - No-deal Brexit could cost the Spanish tourism sector 1,400 million euros in 14 months
Brexit is one of various dark clouds on the horizon of the Spanish tourism sector Even as Boris Johnson attempts to secure a last-minute Brexit deal which can be accepted both by the EU and by the House of Commons the Spanish tourism authorities..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Tighter legislation comes into force in Murcia to control tourist property rentals
Stricter controls and quality guarantees for short-term letting of privately owned homes After a long time drawing up new legislation regarding the regulation of privately-owned properties in Murcia which are rented out to tourists the regional..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Historic Spanish air force buildings to be used for cultural events in Los Alcázares
Los Alcázares was home to the first military seaplane base in Spain over 100 years ago Historic Spanish air force academy buildings in Los Alcázares are to be ceded to the Town Hall to be used for cultural projects and events as the council..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Lower airline tariffs at Corvera airport may attract more flights
The move is introduced throughout Spain by the government after the collapse of Thomas Cook After the collapse of the global travel group Thomas Cook last month Enaire, the public company which manages air navigation in Spain, has announced that..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Costa Cálida tourism resists Brexit jitters as UK nationals spend 360 million euros so far this year
The British still account for well over 40 per cent of foreign visitors to Murcia With the situation still far from clear regarding Brexit and the pound suffering in terms of the exchange rate against the euro as a result, there are fears in Murcia..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Corvera airport winter flight schedule to feature 11 regular services
Routes to and from Belgium and the Canaries are added while others disappear for the winter October is the last month of the summer flight schedules at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera, signalling the end of a season which..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Visitors from the UK to Spain spent 3.4 million euros PER HOUR in August!
Fewer visitors but more money spent as the UK accounts for over 21 per cent of the total As was the case in 2018, this summer could be seen as a relatively disappointing one for the international tourism sector of the Spanish economy, with data..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Costa Cálida tourism sector licks its wounds after the gota fría
Bookings in the Mar Menor cancelled en masse as the area struggles to recover from the closure of San Javier airport The destructive “gota fría” storm of 12th to 14th September is reported to have had a drastic effect on the tourism sector..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Stranded Thomas Cook holidaymaker dies at Reus airport while waiting for UK return flight
Distraught tourists report being thrown out of their hotel rooms in the Canaries and on the Costas In the wake of the collapse of global travel group Thomas Cook, which was confirmed on Monday leaving debts of more than 200 million euros to companies..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Thomas Cook owes Spanish tourism businesses 200 million euros
Hotels and other businesses in the Canaries and the Balearics face uncertain future The collapse of global travel group Thomas Cook has affected tourists and companies all over the world, and in Spain there is considerable concern over the effect..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Corvera airport awarded Murcia University Tourism prize
Murcia government minister praises the airport as an example of facing adversity without throwing in the towel It was announced on Wednesday that the “Paloma del Turismo 2019” prizes, which are made by the Tourism department of the University..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 16,000 passengers fewer at Corvera airport during August
2019 passenger numbers are down by over 100,000 following the move from San Javier as the dependence on UK flights continues That the opening of the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera in January 2019 coincided with a drop in..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Visitors from the UK to Spain spent 3.3 million euros PER HOUR this July!
Slightly fewer visitors but more money spent as the UK accounts for over 20 per cent of the total Last summer was a relatively disappointing one for the international tourism sector of the Spanish economy last year - the number of foreign visitors..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Compensation rights for cancellations as strikes threaten September flights in Spain
Airport, airline and rail strikes set to disrupt September travel plans in Spain The coming weekend is likely to be one of the busiest of the year on the roads and railways of Spain as well as at airports as August holidaymakers make their way..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Ryanair strikes set to hit flights to and from Spain in September
Both pilots and cabin crew protest against Ryanair base closures in the Canaries and Catalunya Sepla, the union representing most civil aviation pilots in Spain, has confirmed that Ryanair pilots based in this country will be going on strike on..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Flights between Corvera and the Canaries to start in October
The Corvera airport boss says passenger numbers are higher than had been expected There has been a good deal of concern over the drop in passenger numbers at the Region of Murcia International Airport following its opening on 15th January this..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Regional media miscalculate the passenger loss at Corvera airport
As many passengers used Alicante-Elche during 12 days in July as in the whole of 2019 so far at Corvera It is beyond doubt that the number of passengers using the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera is significantly lower than those..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Over 17,000 passengers fewer for Corvera airport during July
2019 passenger numbers are down by 85,000 following the move from San Javier as the dependence on UK flights continues It is now unquestionable that the opening of the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera in January 2019 will..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Traffic police drones used to impose fines as Spaniards flock to the coast for August
210,000 long-distance road journeys expected in Murcia as millions of people head to the coast for their holidays 1st August is always a very important date for a large proportion of the population of Spain as it marks either the beginning or..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - La Manga Club sold to leading Spanish hotel group
Hesperia aim to consolidate La Manga Club as the finest of its kind in southern Europe A majority share in the 560-hectare resort of La Manga Club, which has won multiple awards in recent decades, has been acquired by the Hesperia Investment Group..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Tourist police on duty this summer in the Costa Cálida and the city of Murcia
English-speaking officers patrol the beaches and tourist attractions of the Region of Murcia The Policía Nacional and the local police force of Murcia are both implementing special campaigns this summer to offer services to tourists in the Costa..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Neilson Mar Menor Beach Club opens at the new Hotel Perla de Levante in Los Urrutias
A year-round boost for one of the best water sports venues in the whole of Europe The Hotel Perla de Levante was officially opened last week on the coast of the Mar Menor in Los Urrutias, housing the Neilson Active Holidays Mar Menor Beach Club..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 20,000 passengers fewer for Murcian regional airport during June
Passenger numbers were expected to be lower in the first year following the move from San Javier to Corvera as the dependence on UK flights continues Since the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera opened in January it has become..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Foreign visitor numbers down in Spain in May for the first time in 9 months
British visitors accounted for almost 25 per cent of the May total Last summer was a relatively disappointing one for the international tourism sector of the Spanish economy last year - the number of foreign visitors was lower than in 2017 in..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Costa Cálida tourism authorities promote cycling and active tourism in Scottish dailies
Journalists and bloggers to spread the word about year-round cycling and water sports in Murcia Undeterred by the scarcity of flights to and from Scotland at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera, the tourism authorities in the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Extra traffic police on duty in the Costa Cálida as Spaniards head for the coast
4 million long-distance road journeys expected in Murcia over the next two months As the summer holidays start for schoolchildren all over Spain Friday 28th June sees the beginning of the DGT traffic authority’s annual campaign in the expectation..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 40 Q for Quality beaches in the Costa Cálida for the summer of 2019
21 Mar Menor beaches are included in the list for the second year in a row It has been confirmed by the Spanish Institute for Quality Tourism that the Q for Quality flag will be flown this summer at the same 40 beaches in the Costa Cálida as..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Vueling weighs up Corvera-Barcelona flight proposal
The Murcia government estimates that two thirds of Alicante-Barcelona passengers travel to or from the Region The regional government of Murcia is continuing in its efforts to provide flights connecting the new Region of Murcia International Airport..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - First Quality Tours packages of 2019 bring Czech tourists to La Manga, Mazarrón and the Mar Menor
Over 9,000 Czechs are coming to the Costa Cálida between May and late October During May the first Czech package tourists of the summer arrived in the Region of Murcia, and last week it was the turn of the first group brought to the Costa Cá..

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