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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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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Public bus routes and timetables to and from the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera
All Interbus services to coastal and golf resorts in the Costa Cálida as well as the regional capital Until the end of the summer flight schedules in late October 2019 Interbus are operating four routes to and from the Region of Murcia International..

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Bus services between Murcia airport in Corvera and the beaches and golf resorts of the Costa Cálida
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 and golf resorts of the Costa Cálida..

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The long shadow of Alicante-Elche looms large over Corvera airport
Fears over the viability of Corvera as the Spanish government continues to invest in growth at the airport in El Altet Mariano Rajoy, the president of the Spanish government, announced on Thursday that investment is to be made into improving the..

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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> - 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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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Blind visitors can touch replica Iberian and Roman artefacts at Murcia archaeological museum
The fake relics were donated by the police and will also be used to help schoolchildren understand history The Archaeological Museum of the Region of Murcia is compiling a collection of replicas of items dating from the periods when what is now..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Summer beach safety campaign under way as summer hots up
231 lifeguards on duty at 127 lookout points on the beaches of the Costa Cálida in July and August The Region of Murcia’s summer beach safety and maritime rescue operation, known as “Plan Copla”, is ready to move into top gear for the summer..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 19,000 passengers fewer at Corvera airport last month than at San Javier in May 2018
A 13 per cent decrease represents a slight improvement on the April figures! Flights to and from the UK and Ireland carried 93.6 per cent of all passengers It became clear when the statistics were published regarding passenger numbers in April..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Busy long weekend on the beaches of Murcia despite the wind and waves!
90 per cent hotel occupancy reported at Costa Cálida hotels Strong winds on Saturday and wavy conditions along the coast did nothing to deter many people in Murcia from enjoying a long weekend at the beach, with reports of close to 90 per cent..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Warsaw flights inaugurated at Corvera airport
Charter flights to and from Poland make their debut at the new Murcia airport The news regarding passenger numbers at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera may not have been positive over the last month, with the April total well..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia-Mallorca flights begin at Corvera airport
Three services a week join the Costa Cálida and the Balearics Another small step has been taken this month towards increasing passenger numbers at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera, with the first commercial flights flying..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 180,000 euros for San Javier taxi drivers to compensate for the closure of the airport
The regional government subsidizes the local economy to compensate for the opening of Corvera When it finally became clear during 2017 and 2018 that the airport of Murcia-San Javier would be closed to commercial traffic to make way for the new..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Foreign visitor numbers up in Spain for the eighth month in a row in April
British visitors accounted for over 20 per cent of the April 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> - First flights between Murcia and Asturias taking off on Thursday
The Volotea service to and from northern Spain is the first to fly this route Thursday 30th May marks another minor milestone at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera with the arrival and departure of the first domestic flights..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - The first of over 9,000 Czech tourists this year arrive in the Costa Cálida
Czech package tours take visitors to hotels in La Manga, the Mar Menor and Mazarrón As the summer begins the Costa Cálida has welcomed the first of 9,200 tourists who are set to visit over the next few months from the Czech Republic as part..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Mazarrón Mayoress comments on re-opening of Camposol hotel
The former Sensol hotel was bought at auction for over 3.8 million euros last year During a meeting of investors in the tourism sector in Mazarrón on Tuesday the Mayoress of the municipality, Alicia Jiménez, confirmed that the hotel in Camposol..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Ryanair withdraws Corvera airport flights from Luton and East Midlands
Passengers travelling to and from East Midlands and Luton are being re-allocated to Alicante flights In an attempt to generate more flights at the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera a delegation from the regional government..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Los Urrutias residents angry at re-appearance of foul-smelling mud on the beach
Frustration in Los Urrutias at mud and the lack of progress on bathing stations and the seafront walk With concern over the water quality in the Mar Menor still high after the deterioration which may be attributable to the heavy rain which fell..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - The new restaurant in Corvera airport is one of the largest Subways in Europe
Fresh fruit and veg also available at the new-look fast sandwich outlet in Corvera Four months after the opening of the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera it is fair to say that the infrastructures and services in the terminal..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 4-star Neilson hotel in Los Urrutias opens on 5th July
The guests will be many British package holidaymakers arriving on package tours The opening of the new Neilson 4-star hotel in Los Urrutias has been confirmed on 5th July, in time for the peak summer holiday season, with the chain offering 150..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Brexit fatigue? Lack of flights to Corvera? Why are UK visitors to the Costa Cálida down this spring?
British visitors managed to spend 51.5 million euros in the Murcia region during the first three months of the year, 28.7% of the total spent by foreigners It was reported earlier in the week that the Murcia tourism authorities are making an effort..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 20,000 passengers fewer at Corvera airport last month than at San Javier in April 2018
A 15 per cent decrease despite Easter falling in April this year Flights to and from the UK and Ireland carried 94 per cent of all passengers When the statistics regarding passenger numbers in March at the new Region of Murcia International..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 4 new routes about to start at Corvera airport
Prague, Asturias, Palma de Mallorca and Warsaw are to appear on the arrivals and departures boards Charter flights to and from Denmark have been announced for next winter Despite the disappointing passenger numbers reported at the Region of..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Anti-jellyfish netting to be installed in the Mar Menor on 20th May
Last year bathers in 4.6 million square metres of the lagoon were protected by the nets The COEC local business association in Cartagena has announced that work to put in place the anti-jellyfish netting which is installed every summer in the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Costa Cálida beaches and marinas maintain 31 Blue Flags but still none in the Mar Menor
Water quality concerns rule the Mar Menor out of contention for the third year in a row The list of Blue Flags which will be flown at beaches and marinas in the northern hemisphere this summer has been published this week, with the details published..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Foreign visitor numbers up in Spain for the seventh month in a row
British visitor numbers accounted for almost 20 per cent of the total in March 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..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia tourism authorities target off-season senior package holidaymakers
The first group from Bulgaria in 2019 has already arrived in the Costa Cálida The tourism authority of the regional government of Murcia has programmed 11 operations in collaboration with agents in seven countries during 2019 to bring to the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Tickets on sale for guided tours in Cartagena on Museums Day
Free tours on 18th May include the Roman amphitheatre and the windmills of the Campo de Cartagena The Night of the Museums has grown in popularity in Cartagena in recent years to such a degree that there is often severe over-crowding at some of..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Turnover of 1.6 million euros at Corvera airport in the first quarter of 2019
Aena reports increased revenue and profit at the airports of Spain Airport management company Aena report that the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera generated turnover of 1.6 million euros during the first quarter of 2019 despite..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - More incomprehensible plant vandalism at the beaches of Calnegre
Open warfare over plant conservation between the Murcia government and local residents The difference in opinion between some of the local population close to the beaches of Calnegre in the municipality of Lorca on the one hand, and the local..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Cartagena Roman Theatre Museum welcomed 27 per cent more visitors this Easter
No negative effect noted as heavy rain hit the Costa Cálida in Semana Santa In general terms the hoteliers and restaurant owners of Cartagena are reporting that the wet weather over Easter led to there being fewer bookings and far lower taking..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Corvera airport management saga ends with Aeromur entering liquidation
The consortium built the airport but failed in appeals against the rescission of its management contract Just over three months after the first flights at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera, it has been confirmed that Aeromur..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 100-euro fines for cars without emissions category stickers in Madrid
Drivers can be fined for failing to display the DGT stickers as of 24th April As of Wednesday 24th April anyone driving in Madrid should be aware that they may be liable to fines of up to 100 euros if their car windscreen does not bear one of..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Up to 200 millimetres of weekend rain in Murcia– joy for farmers, misery for hoteliers!
Cartagena restaurant owners report a 40 per cent drop in takings over Easter weekend The heavy rain which fell over Easter weekend may have caused sadness at the cancellation of many of the main Semana Santa processions in Murcia and Cartagena..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - The Costa Cálida aims to attract 13,700 British golfers this year
The attractions of year-round golf in Murcia are being promoted in London this week As the tourism authorities in the Costa Cálida redouble their efforts to minimize any possible negative effect of Brexit on one of the most important sectors..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Dogs banned from Calblanque beaches to protect loggerhead sea turtles
The hope is that loggerheads will lay eggs on the beaches of the regional park this summer As restrictions come into force for the summer on the number of motor vehicles allowed access to the beaches in the regional park of Calblanque, on the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Tourism feeling the Brexit effect more in Murcia than in the rest of Spain
Sales to UK nationals down by 4.7 per cent in the Costa Cálida according to Exceltur A study carried out by the national tourist quality body Exceltur finds that around half of the businesses involved on tourism in Spain, including accommodation..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Access restrictions come into force for Easter at the unspoilt beaches of Calblanque
Vehicle numbers restricted until the bus service begins in late June In recent summer there have been restrictions in place on access for motor vehicles to the wild and unspoilt beaches of the regional park of Calblanque, Monte de las Cenizas..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Cuatro Calas beaches in Águilas protected against influx of Easter tourists
Efforts to protect native plant life at the four south-westernmost beaches of the Costa Cálida As the beaches of Águilas in south-western Murcia prepare to welcome an influx of visitors over Easter the four beaches of “Cuatro Calas”, close..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Top Easter holiday destinations for reckless drivers in Spain: hospitals, prisons and cemeteries!
An aggressive campaign by the Spanish traffic authorities to reduce Semana Santa road accidents With the Easter holidays about to start a large proportion of the population of Spain will be embarking on long road journeys as head for the coast..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Summer bus routes from La Manga, La Manga Club, the Mar Menor and golf resorts to Corvera airport
Presentation at the airport of the new routes which were inaugurated on 1st April Coinciding with the start of summer flight schedules at the beginning of this month the number of bus services to and from the Region of Murcia International Airport..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Summer bus routes from Águilas, Mazarrón, Camposol and golf resorts to Corvera airport
Presentation at the airport of the new routes which were inaugurated on 1st April Coinciding with the start of summer flight schedules at the beginning of this month the number of bus services to and from the Region of Murcia International Airport..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 100 flights and 6,000 passengers lost at Corvera airport in March
The late Easter may be a contributing factor but figures rose elsewhere in Spain Following the opening of the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera on 15th January, when existing flights were transferred from the airport of Murcia-..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia government promotes flights to Corvera airport in London, Bristol, Manchester and Glasgow
Efforts are being made to guard against any possible negative Brexit effect With the summer flight schedules having started at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera the Department of Tourism in the regional government is intensifying..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - No minibus service to the coves of Calnegre this summer
The vandalism of locals opposed to the buses forces plans to be scrapped The regional government of Murcia has bowed to pressure from the some of the residents of Puntas de Calnegre, on the coast of the municipality of Lorca, and Ramonete just..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Strikes called at Spanish airports over Easter
Industrial action threatened by handling staff and Air Nostrum pilots The threat of disruption hangs over air travel in Spain during the Easter holidays, following the calling of two strikes on Thursday by various unions representing pilots and..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Ski resorts hope for bumper Easter as snow returns to northern Spain
22 provinces of Spain are on alert status for snow on Friday and Saturday The cold front which is sweeping across the Iberian Peninsula at present has already brought considerable snow falls in the mountains of the north of Spain, raising hopes..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - British visitors spearhead 30 per cent increase in international tourism in Murcia
UK nationals account for almost 35 per cent of all foreign visitors to the Costa Cálida this year The detailed breakdown of the figures related to international tourism in Spain during February, which were published by the government’s central..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Pre-Easter beach cleaning under way in the Mar Menor
Manual cleaning is being carried out on the beaches of Cartagena A team of 22 council workers have set to work on the beaches of the Mar Menor in the municipality of Cartagena to ensure that they are in the best possible condition for Semana Santa..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - A fifth of all foreign visitors to Spain in February were from the UK
British visitor numbers and their spending were higher than in February 2018 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..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - One-way road proposal to ease traffic in the mountains of Sierra Espuña
The Senda del Dinosaurio walk is proving too popular with visitors! A study which was published six weeks ago into the affluence of visitors to the mountains in the regional park of Sierra Espuña concluded that the number of people spending a..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Tractor vandals destroy plants at the protected beaches of Lorca
Resentment at access restrictions to the coves of Calnegre in Lorca The issue of environmental protection of the protected area of Cabo Cope-Calnegre, on the coastline of Lorca and Águilas in the south-west of the Region of Murcia, has become..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 20 flights at Corvera airport on Saturday as summer schedules start
The busiest day so far at the Region of Murcia International Airport Two and a half months after the first flights landed at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera there will be a drastic surge in activity on Saturday 30th March..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Formentera council limits road traffic on the island
Day trippers from Ibiza will need permits to take cars and motorcycles to Formentera this summer The local government of the island of Formentera in the Balearics has responded to the need to limit tourism and pollution on one of the last island..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Madrid takes steps to close down over 10,000 tourist apartments
Around 95 per cent of tourist apartments in the capital are about to become illegal The city council of Madrid gave its approval on Wednesday to a plan to regulate licences for tourist apartments, introducing rules which will mean the illegalization..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia government optimistic over Corvera-Madrid flights
The Spanish capital would be only 45 minutes away by air Patricio Valverde, the minister for Development and Infrastructures in the regional government, expressed continuing optimism on Tuesday regarding the possibility of regular flights being..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Great Easter accommodation offers at La Quinta Club in La Manga Club!
Non-members are invited to sample the good life at the most prestigious resort development in the Costa Cálida Some great offers are available over the Easter period to allow visitors to stay at the prestigious multi-ownership club of La Quinta..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia-Madrid train journey times cut to 3 hours 16 minutes
A new 26-kilometre line north of Cieza shortens the journey by around 20 minutes With the opening of the AVE high-speed rail line to the city of Murcia now apparently on schedule for 2021 after a series of delays over the course of the last decade..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - The wind-sculpted rocks of Bolnuevo gain Natural Monument status
More protection can be given to the Gredas amid reports that cracks are appearing The members of the regional government held their weekly meeting in Mazarrón on Wednesday, when it was announced that approval has been given for the declaration..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Bottled water to cost only 1 euro at Corvera airport shops
Aena are introducing price limits and drinking fountains in airports throughout Spain One of the constant complaints of those travelling by air to and from the Region of Murcia has been the exorbitant cost of purchasing food and drinks in the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Oslo flights at Corvera could be jeopardized by 737 MAX grounding
Norwegian had planned to use one of the aircraft at Corvera prior to the tragedy in Ethiopia The doubts over the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX aeroplane which have led to its use being suspended by the European Aviation Safety Agency (Aesa) and..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Jet2 training flights at Corvera airport in preparation for summer services
Flights to and from Leeds-Bradford and Manchester begin in late March and early April Jet2.com is not bringing its passenger flights into operation at the new Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera until the end of March, when summer..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - The UK supplied 41 per cent of all foreign visitors to Murcia last year
Over 54 per cent of non-Spanish tourists were English speakers The degree to which the international tourism sector of the Spanish economy depends on visitors from the UK is well documented, but figures quoted by the Department of Tourism in the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Passenger numbers up at Corvera airport last month compared to last February at San Javier
More flights and more passengers at Corvera than in February 2018 at San Javier Following the opening of the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera on 15th January, when existing flights were transferred from the airport of Murcia-San..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Quality and safety certification for Costa Cálida dive centres
The Murcia government aims to deter sub-standard competition in the dive tourism sector As a further guarantee of quality and safety at the numerous recreational diving centres in the Costa Cálida the regional government of Murcia has published..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 200,000 euros more for the restoration of Mula castle this year
The platform group fighting to save the castle are demanding far more The campaign to repair and restore the historic castle of Mula, which has suffered serious neglect over the last two decades after ownership was awarded by the national courts..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Corvera-Mallorca flights begin on 1st June
Ryanair are operating three services a week until the end of September Further details have been confirmed concerning the summer flights which are to be operated by Ryanair between the new Region of Murcia International Airport and Palma in Mallorca..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Tourism accounts for almost 15 per cent of jobs and GDP in Spain
The Spanish tourism sector is the ninth largest in the world and one of the most dependent on foreign visitors Figures published this week by the World Travel andTourism Council (WTTC) show that in 2018 the contribution of the tourism sector..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Fewer camper vans in La Azohía but the authorities pass the buck
Neither Cartagena Town Hall nor the regional government takes responsibility for the situation As dozens of camper vans and motorhomes begin to return to the village of La Azohía in the west of the municipality of Cartagena, particularly the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Mar Menor bathing stations receive green light from hydro-dynamics experts
The structures will have no significant effect on erosion or sedimentation in the lagoon The plan to install five traditional-style bathing stations and jetties in the Mar Menor has won backing from the Environmental Hydraulics Institute of Cantabria..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Foreign tourist spending in Murcia up by 50 per cent in January!
Over a third of all visitors to the Costa Cálida came from the UK The breakdown of the tourist spending figures which were published last week by Spanish the government’s central statistic unit show that in the Region of Murcia the amount spent..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Documents recovered relating to the autogyro, after whose inventor Corvera airport is to be named
Aviation pioneer Juan de la Cierva patented a forerunner of the helicopter in 1923 Interest in the achievements of aviation pioneer Juan de la Cierva is currently at its highest level for many years, due in large part to the confirmation that..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Third marine reserve in Murcia planned around Cabo Cope in Águilas
The reserve would run along the coast from Playa de La Galera to the outskirts of Águilas Murcia is already the only one of Spain’s seventeen regions in which there are two official marine nature reserves, and if an initiative which has been..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - British visitors to Spain spent almost 8 per cent more this January than last year
The proportion of tourists coming to Spain from the UK is always at its lowest in January After a disappointing summer for the international tourism sector of the Spanish economy last year - the number of foreign visitors was lower than in 2017..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia government pushing for Madrid and Barcelona flights at Corvera airport
The Murcia president argues that the lack of high-speed rail travel makes flights a necessity As efforts continue to establish new passenger flight routes at the Region of Murcia International Airport, which opened on 15th January as Murcia-San..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - More routes planned between Corvera airport and France and northern Spain
Volotea are already operating flights to and from Asturias this summer One of the questions faced by Fernando López Miras, the president of the Murcia government, in the regional parliament on Thursday concerned the possible loss of passengers..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - New La Manga viewing point to be completed this June
Improved facilities and access to the sea in the Galúa area of La Manga Work is progressing well on the construction of the new Plaza del Mar in La Manga, a public square and garden which is billed as affording the best views in the area, and..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Águilas Carnival paper costume and body painting competition 2019
The biggest Carnival celebrations in the Costa Cálida are now in full swing! With the 2019 Carnival celebrations in full swing in Águilas, on Sunday 24th February the spotlight fell on the 19th annual paper costume and body painting contest at the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Novo Carthago developers claim 30 million euros from Cartagena Town Hall
Hansa Urbana claim that the Town Hall is blocking construction of the controversial resort The non-construction of the Novo Carthago tourist resort which had been planned for the area of San Ginés de la Jara near the shore of the Mar Menor continues..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Potential setback for proposed tourist rental legislation in the Costa Cálida
The monopolies commission warns of potentially unjustified barriers to free market competition The Spanish national monopolies and competition commission (CNMC) has warned that the legislation which the regional government of Murcia proposes to..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 2,300 new holiday properties to be built in Águilas
The project near Calabardina demonstrates the confidence returning to the property sector With confidence returning to the property and construction sectors of the regional economy in Murcia, particularly in the regional capital and on the coast..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Pipper the canine influencer reaches the Costa Cálida on his tour of Spain
Dog-friendly tourism in the spotlight as Pipper On Tour arrives in the Region of Murcia Canine influence Pipper, who is on a tour of Spain to campaign for more tourist attractions, hotels, restaurants and other facilities to be made dog-friendly..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Corvera airport name change approved by Congress committee
The civil aviation authority is expected to ratify the use of the name Juan de la Cierva It has taken longer than was originally anticipated, but on Wednesday a national Congress committee gave its backing to a proposal to name the new Region..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Free visits to the lighthouse of Cabo de Palos on 16th and 17th March
The first open days at the 150-year-old lighthouse last November were a great success Following the success of the first open days at the lighthouse of Cabo de Palos last November, when members of the public were allowed to climb to the lamp for..

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