Solar-powered Ecoboat operates Mar Menor summer ferry service
The ferry between Santiago de la Ribera and La Manga will operate at least 6 times a day this summer The ferry service in the Mar Menor, which carries passengers across the lagoon between Santiago de la Ribera on the inland shore in the west and..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Spanish government weighing up new motorway toll charge system
The Minister for Transport claims that road usage tolls are a tendency in advanced countries Just hours before the end of toll charges on another 477 kilometres of Spanish motorways, Raquel Sánchez, the new Minister for Transport, has confirmed..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Passenger removed from Madrid-Paris flight after facemask argument
The man responded aggressively and violently to request to wear his facemask properly Guardia Civil officers at the airport of Barajas in Madrid, the busiest in Spain in terms of the number of passengers passing through the terminal buildings..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Petrol prices in Spain 21 per cent higher than a year ago
Holidaymakers heading home from the Spanish Costas face a long and costly drive! The last weekend in August is generally one of the busiest in the year on the roads of Spain as holiday-makers make their way home from the coasts and rural areas..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Over 21 million Covid passports already issued in Spain
The success of the scheme in just two months leads the IATA to recommend it be adopted worldwide Under two months since the EU’s Covid Passport scheme came into force the number of documents issued in Spain has risen to over 21 million, the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Hotel occupancy in the Murcia Region almost entirely Spanish nationals this summer
The recovery in the sector is largely due to domestic tourism rather than international travellers The tourism industry throughout Spain was undoubtedly one of the worst hit by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and worldwide travel restrictions..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Low cost airlines flying to Spain are among the hardest hit by the pandemic
Ryanair and Norwegian reported falls of over 80 per cent in turnover in 2020 It goes without saying that the last 18 months have been a period of unprecedented decline for airlines throughout the world, but a report into the state of the global..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Cartagena approves plans for camper van site in Isla Plana
Isla Plana and La Azohía attract numerous long-term wild campers every winter The Town Hall of Cartagena has given its approval to a plan for the creation of a camper van park in Isla Plana, at the western end of the municipality on the shore..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Balearic and Canary Islands forecast to spearhead Spanish economic recovery in 2022
Regions of Spain which suffered most from the effect of Covid on tourism will make up lost ground, say BBVA analysts Economists at the BBVA bank have this week published their latest forecast for the regional economies of Spain, indicating that..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - July passenger numbers at Málaga airport reach over half of 2019 levels
The almost complete absence of UK flights holds back the recovery at Almería airport The latest data published by airport management company Aena reveal that the number of passengers flying into or out of Málaga-Costa del Sol airport in July..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - July passenger numbers at Alicante-Elche airport reach 43.5 per cent of 2019 levels
The lack of UK flights holds back the recovery of activity at the Costa Blanca airport  The latest data published by airport management company Aena reveal that the number of passengers flying into or out of Alicante-Elche Miguel Hernández airport..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - July passenger numbers at Corvera airport reach 30 per cent of 2019 levels
UK flights account for only 32 per cent of passengers at Corvera  The latest data published by airport management company Aena reveal that the number of passengers flying into or out of the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera in..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Imserso holidays for Spanish pensioners suspended after protest by Benidorm hoteliers
The Spanish tourist industry continues to struggle to recover from the effects of the pandemic At a time when the Spanish tourist industry is struggling to emerge from the crisis brought about by the coronavirus pandemic a further blow to the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Spain remains on UK amber travel list
A boost for Spanish tourism and British holidaymakers as the threat of “amber plus” recedes The UK government announced on Thursday August 5 that Spain is to remain on the “amber list” of international travel destinations, providing welcome..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Widespread criticism of plans to expand Barcelona airport
Ecologists hope for support from Brussels in stopping projects to expand Barajas and El Prat airports Plans to enlarge the airport of Barcelona, which were announced by the Spanish government on Monday during a meeting with the regional government..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Spanish tourism has lost 7.4 billion euros due to lack of UK visitors this year
Just 142,000 visitors from the UK in June as opposed to over 2 million in May 2019 Hopes for higher figures in July and August but inclusion on Germany’s red list dashes hopes of a bumper August All over Spain those working in the tourism..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Alicante airport included in elite 5-star Covid ratings
Only 17 airports in the world are in the top category including Alicante-Elche and five others in Spain The airport of Alicante-Elche in El Altet is among six in Spain to have been awarded the maximum 5-star Covid-19 rating by the air travel consultancy..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - US government advises against travel to Spain and Portugal
Spiralling Covid infection rates lead to Spain joining the UK on Level 4 warning status It is rapidly becoming apparent that the summer of 2021 will not see the revitalization of international tourism sector in Spain to anything like the extent..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Germany places the whole of Spain on red list for travel
Only the UK provided more foreign visitors to Spain than Germany in 2019! The international tourism sector in Spain was dealt yet another blow last Friday when the German government added the whole country – including the Balearic Islands, where..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Corvera airport awaiting the return of British holidaymakers
Far fewer UK flights scheduled at Corvera than in previous years even after Freedom Day in the UK! After many months of almost total inactivity the terminal building at the Region of Murcia International Airport is beginning to welcome back larger..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Spain reports busiest month for international tourism since the start of the pandemic
2.3 million passengers flew into Spain during June and far more are expected from the UK in July 18 months after the first cases of coronavirus were reported in Europe the international tourism sector is still anxiously awaiting the first signs..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Spanish tourism prepares to welcome back the British as England lifts travel restrictions
Visitors from the UK spent an average of 49 million euros a day in Spain during 2019 With the further lifting of pandemic restrictions in England on 19th July (or “Freedom Day” as some have dubbed it in the British press) many of those in..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Dutch government adds to Spanish tourism woes and warns against travel to the Balearic and Canary Islands
3.7 million Dutch visitors came to Spain in 2019 before the pandemic began Hopes that the summer of 2021 might see the recovery of the international tourism sector in Spain after the coronavirus pandemic are receding rapidly as the fifth wave..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Balearics removed from UK green list for travel
A further blow for tourism in the islands as unvaccinated British visitors are obliged to quarantine on their return home The Spanish tourism sector has been dealt a further blow as it attempts to recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Passenger numbers at Alicante-Elche airport still 74 per cent lower than two years ago
22 per cent of passengers in June were on domestic flights and only 11.7 per cent on UK services The latest data published by airport management company Aena this week reveal that the number of passengers flying into or out of Alicante-Elche..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - June passenger numbers at Corvera airport a staggering 25,827 per cent higher
The June total rose to over 15,000 from only 59 in the whole month last year Domestic flights carried more passengers to and from Corvera than those from the UK The latest data published by airport management company Aena reveal that the number..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Air traffic returning to pre-pandemic levels at airports in the Balearic and Canary islands
Alicante airport lags behind as others in Spain begin to recover flights As international travel gradually resumes throughout Europe the level of activity at many of Spain’s airports is beginning to bear comparison with the early summer of 2019..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - German government warns against travel to Catalunya and Cantabria as Covid cases soar
Both regions are above the extreme risk threshold in terms of the Covid incidence rate The government of Germany has reacted to the recent surge in coronavirus infection in Spain by placing the regions of Catalunya and Cantabria – which have..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Spanish tourism has lost 5.5 billion euros due to lack of UK visitors so far this year
Just 51,000 visitors from the UK in May as opposed to 1.95 million in May 2019 The government expects visitor numbers to reach 45 per cent of the 2019 level The international tourism sector in Spain is attempting to regain something resembling..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Applying for a Covid passport in the Region of Murcia
Online requests can be made for documents allowing travel throughout the EU On Monday 14th June, over two weeks before the deadline set by the European Union, the Region of Murcia officially inaugurated the system by which it is possible to obtain..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Surge in demand for holiday rental properties throughout the Costa Cálida
Increased domestic tourism fuels a rise in rental and sales activity on the coastline of Murcia The level of international tourism in the Region of Murcia is likely to be lower than in previous years during the summer of 2021 due to on-going..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Costa Calida Covid insurance scheme for tourists begins on 1st July
The initiative covers costs incurred by anyone who contracts Covid while on staying in regulated tourist accommodation The “Covid insurance policy” introduced by the regional government of Murcia for tourists staying in regulated hotels and..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Corvera airport opens new route with Morocco
Air Arabia is operating two weekly flights to Morocco this summer Air Arabia inaugurated its new twice weekly route from Corvera to the city of Oujda in Morocco on Friday, opening up a new direct connection for residents and visitors. The new..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Government plans to introduce tolls on all Spanish motorways
A proposal submitted to the EU outlines plans to make charges universal in 2024 The current Spanish government has won over numerous friends in certain parts of the country since coming to power by terminating the management contracts of various..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - San Sebastián airport reports a 260,000 per cent rise in passenger numbers!
Simple statistical analysis struggles to keep up with the effect of the Covid pandemic! As both domestic and international tourism resume in Spain after the lifting of coronavirus restrictions the latest data published by the national airport..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 220,000 passengers at Alicante-Elche airport in May as international travel re-starts
Traffic at the Costa Blanca airport rose by over 6,000 per cent in May after the lockdown last year! The almost total cancellation of international travel in Europe during the winter is now gradually being reversed at Alicante-Elche airport in..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 5,000 passengers at Corvera airport in May as international travel re-starts
Traffic at the Region of Murcia International Airport rose by almost 5,000 per cent in May after the lockdown last year! The almost total cancellation of international travel in Europe during the winter is now very gradually being reversed at..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Bar and restaurant opening hours in Murcia extended until 2 am
10 at a table permitted on outdoor terraces pending High Court approval Pandemic restrictions relaxed further in the Costa Cálida as the Covid incidence rate continues to fall As coronavirus incidence rates continue their gradual decrease..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Corvera airport inaugurates flights to and from Oujda in Morocco this Friday
A new destination in north Africa is added to the flight information boards at Corvera As activity begins to pick up again following the near standstill over the winter at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera, a new route to and..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Mar Menor water quality reported to be the best in years
As summer begins the problem of mud on the western shore still lingers but other parameters indicate recovery There continue to be grave concerns over the quality of the water in the Mar Menor, but data produced by the Universidad Politécnica..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Flights from Corvera airport to Bilbao and Santander to begin in July
Activity gradually returns to the Murcia airport with more domestic services on offer than in previous years The level of activity at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera is gradually beginning to pick up again after practically..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia prepares to issue Covid passports before the end of June
The document will allow quarantine-free travel to almost all of Europe except the UK As more and more of the population in Spain complete their coronavirus immunization procedures – almost half of the over-50s in this country are now fully vaccinated..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Historic Cartagena gun batteries for sale to private investors!
Interest has been expressed in converting the Fajardo battery into a luxury hotel It is reported in regional newspaper La Verdad that the Town Hall of Cartagena is prepared to sell off some of the old gun batteries and military barracks located..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Spanish tourism has lost 4 billion euros due to lack of UK visitors so far this year
Just 24,000 visitors from the UK in April as opposed to 1.5 million in April 2019 The international tourism sector in Spain has still to resume anything resembling normal activity despite the first post-pandemic flights now operating between the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Only basic Covid restrictions in place at Costa Cálida beaches this summer
Tourist activities and large events are permitted in near-normal conditions in Murcia In the light of the continuing improvement in most of the Covid indicators in the Costa Cálida the government of the Region of Murcia has published an Order..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - From June 7 Spain resumes international cruise ship tourism
A ban issued last June is overturned as of 7th June 2021 As the Spanish government gradually relaxes pandemic restrictions and makes it possible for the international tourism sector to resume activity it has been announced that the ban on cruise..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - EU Digital Covid certificates to be issued by regional authorities in Spain
The post-pandemic travel certificate looks set to come into effect in July As international travel gradually resumes throughout Europe and an ever-larger proportion of the population receives coronavirus immunization vaccines, the topic of Covid..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 11 no-smoking beaches in the Costa Cálida for summer 2021
Two more beaches in Mazarrón are added to the list this summer 31st May is officially World No Tobacco Day, and in the week leading up to the date the regional government of Murcia is continuing to promote the creation of no-smoking public spaces..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 5-star hotel at La Manga Club re-opens after 7 months
Staff return to work at the Hotel Príncipe Felipe after the pandemic-induced closure After seven months of inactivity brought about by the coronavirus pandemic over the winter the hotel in La Manga Club, the most prestigious of the numerous resort..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Bidders invited for new 20-year management contract at the marina of Los Alcázares
Sustainability and eco-efficiency are prioritized in the tender process The Murcia government promises 613,000-euro investment in infrastructures at the marina The regional government of Murcia has put out to tender a new management contract..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Corvera airport prepares to welcome back flights from the UK
The first arrivals from Manchester will reach Murcia on Friday evening as international traffic resumes at Corvera After months of negligible activity at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera it appears that the stars are at last..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Spanish government proposes ban on short-haul flights
A 30-year plan proposes a ban on flying routes where a 2-and-a-half-hour rail journey is available Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez presented a long-term plan on Thursday in which measures are outlined with the intention of transforming Spain over..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Madrid to stimulate tourism with 600-euro vouchers for visitors from the rest of Spain
The Spanish capital aims to become a prime wedding destination for visitors from the USA The schemes in the second half of 2021 are designed to help re-activate tourism as the pandemic eases As the gradual easing of pandemic restrictions on..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Andalucía airport traffic down by 89 per cent from pre-pandemic April levels
Passenger numbers still decimated at Málaga and other Andalucía destinations The almost total cancellation of international travel in Europe during the winter continued to have a devastating effect on the airports of Andalucía Alicante-Elche..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 92 per cent drop in April passenger numbers at Alicante-Elche as the airport awaits international tourists
Traffic at the Costa Blanca airport was down from 1.3 million to 108,000 The almost total cancellation of international travel in Europe during the winter continued to have a devastating effect on Alicante-Elche airport in April, when the data..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Just 2,100 passengers at Corvera in April as the airport remains mostly dormant
Traffic at the Region of Murcia International Airport was 2 per cent of the level of April 2019 The almost total cancellation of international travel in Europe during the winter continued to have a devastating effect on the Region of Murcia International..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - With 9 Blue Flag beaches Águilas heads the list in the Costa Cálida
Two more of the prestigious flags will be flying this summer at the marinas of Águilas The confirmation that the Blue Flag status awarded to beaches and other coastal tourism facilities of the Region of Murcia has been renewed at 36 locations..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Spain will open its borders to British tourists from May 20 according to Spanish Tourism Minister
The Spanish Minister for Trade and Tourism attended the presentation of the new tourism promotional campaign: You Deserve Spain "British people will be able to come to Spain from May 20". At the launch of a new €8 million tourism..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 26 Blue Flags for Costa Cálida beaches but Mar Menor remains flagless
Águilas and Mazarrón lead the way after five years without Blue Flags in the Mar Menor Since the coronavirus pandemic reached Europe early last year the condition of Spain’s beaches has been of secondary importance among the problems concerning..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Spain remains Blue Flag world leader with  record number of the iconic quality awards
Spain's beaches and marinas remain amongst the most distinguished in the world with a record 713 Blue Flags awarded. The Blue Flags are one of the most recognised voluntary awards for beaches, marinas, and sustainable boating tourism operators..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Corvera airport management contract modified with a view to post-Covid resumption of flights
The Murcia government encourage Aena to adapt the airport to post-Covid travel Given the almost total lack of air traffic at the Region of Murcia International Airport in Corvera – during the first quarter of 2021 no more than 3,898 passengers..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - BA CityFlyer brings forward start of London-Gibraltar flights
Gibraltar is expected to be on the list of green countries when the UK permits the resumption of international travel This week all those in the UK hoping to book a summer break abroad are waiting for confirmation of which countries will be on..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Only 51,000 foreign visitors to Andalucía this March, down from 843,000 in March 2019!
Foreign tourism in Spain is still at minimal levels as the sector awaits re-activation The drastic effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the international tourism sector in Andalucía is once again clearly illustrated by the figures published..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Just 47,000 foreign visitors to the region of Valencia this March, down from 648,000 in March 2019!
Foreign tourism in Spain is still at minimal levels as the sector awaits re-activation The drastic effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the international tourism sector in the Comunidad Valenciana is once again clearly illustrated by the figures..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Just 18,000 British visitors to Spain this March, down from 1.5 million in March 2019!
Foreign tourism in Spain is still at minimal levels as the sector awaits re-activation The drastic effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the international tourism sector in Spain is once again clearly illustrated by the figures published on Thursday..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Volotea launch flights to and from Menorca at Corvera airport from June 23 onwards
Volotea confirm a twice-weekly route between the Costa Cálida and the Balearics Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic early in 2020 flights at the Region of Murcia International Airport have been few and far between – the latest figures..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - First post-pandemic cruise ships could return to Cartagena in June
Small groups of visitors to be welcomed in museums but not permitted to visit shops and bars It has been announced that cruise ship tourism in the city of Cartagena is due to start again during June, when the first ship is scheduled to reach the..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Costa Calida Covid insurance scheme hopes to boost tourism prospects
The initiative covers extra costs incurred by anyone who contracts Covid while on staying in regulated tourist accommodation The “Covid insurance policy” introduced by the regional government of Murcia for tourists staying in hotel accommodation..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 80,000 euros spent on subsidized tourist packages by Cartagena council failing to pull in the visitors
Only 31 out of 1,000 packages have been booked With Covid protocols still in place preventing inter-regional travel, the Town Hall of Cartagena decided  to reactivate tourism in the city through the “Cartagena tiene un plan” (Cartagena has..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Valencia and the Balearics want free PCR tests for international tourists this summer and safe corridors
The regional governments fear that non-vaccinated tourists could be deterred from travelling by the extra cost of testing As the summer approaches those involved in Spain’s tourist industry are understandably keen to ensure that the sector can..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Toxic algal blooms likely to become increasing problem in Mediterranean as climate change warms the planet
Ostreopsis microalgae blooms have been called “the mother of all plagues” The Spanish tourist industry is one of the sectors of the national economy which has been most dramatically affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but while there are..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Spain to implement EU Covid passport scheme during June in bid to boost tourism
The “green certificate” scheme will be introduced with only 30 per cent of Spaniards vaccinated The Spanish government has confirmed that it will be implementing the EU’s “immunity passport” scheme in June of this year, facilitating..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Angry protests in Cádiz over the likely closure of the Airbus plant in Puerto Real
The crisis in the civil aviation sector due to Covid threatens jobs in the Bay of Cádiz Approximately 800 demonstrators gathered on Wednedsay to protest against the reported plans of Airbus to close its plant in Puerto Real, close to the city..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Andalucía airport traffic down by 87 per cent from pre-pandemic March levels
Passenger numbers decimated at Málaga and other Andalucía destinations The latest data published by Spain’s airport management company Aena regarding passenger numbers illustrate the continuing decimation of the international tourism industry..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Traffic remains almost non-existent at Corvera airport: passenger numbers down by 97.4 per cent in March
Traffic at the Region of Murcia International Airport was just 2.6 per cent of the level reported in March 2019 The almost total cancellation of international travel in Europe during the winter continued to have a devastating effect on the Region..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Barcelona looks towards the Russian market to reactivate tourism
Big-spending Russians are expected to flock to Catalunya in the second half of 2021 All of those involved in the Spanish international tourism industry are impatiently awaiting the reactivation of the sector when the pandemic situation makes international..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - The Spanish international tourism sector lost 3.8 billion euros in February alone
Just 15,000 UK visitors were allowed into Spain as opposed to 907,000 last February! The importance to the Spanish economy of reactivating the international tourism sector was further underlined on Tuesday by the publication of data relating to..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Continued absence of British tourists hits Corvera airport hard
Only four flights a week at present between the Region of Murcia International Airport and Gran Canaria The decision by the British government to maintain its ban on residents travelling abroad for all but essential purposes until at least 30th..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - EU requests coherence in restrictions on domestic and international travel at Easter
Residents of Madrid can reach the Costas by taking connecting flights via Germany! The inherent contradictions in Spain’s planned travel restrictions over the Easter holidays have caused such widespread bewilderment and criticism that on Monday..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Germans rush to book flights to Spain over Easter as travel ban is lifted
Pleas for caution are ignored as the spring sunshine proves too tempting to resist A partial re-activation of tourism on the Costas and in the islands While Spaniards look forward to an Easter holiday period during which they are to be confined..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Spain bans domestic travel at Easter but foreign tourists can enter the country
EU nationals can head for the Costas while residents of Madrid have to stay at home The differing regulations applied within EU member states has led to a curious situation arising regarding travel and tourism over Easter, when in theory at least..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Inter-regional travel banned in Spain over the Easter holidays and San Jose bank holiday
Madrid argues against the ban but residents of the capital will not be permitted to head for the coast Spain’s Interterritorial Health Committee, which consists of representatives from the national government and the 17 regional governments..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Mediterranean regions of Spain determined to keep visitors out at Easter
Madrid seems isolated in opposing an Easter travel ban to avoid a fourth wave of the pandemic It had been widely expected that the Spanish government would announce on Thursday that inter-regional travel will be prohibited over the Easter holidays..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Corvera airport judged to have been amongst the best in the world for its Covid hygiene precautions
The honour is shared with 5 other airports in Spain and just 9 more in all of Europe Six Spanish airports have been named by the Airports Council International among 33 all over the world which are judged to have provided the best level of hygiene..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Granada-Jaen airport amongst six best in Spain in Covid hygiene awards
The honour is shared with just 9 other airports in Europe Six Spanish airports have been named by the Airports Council International among 33 all over the world which are adjudged to have provided the best level of hygiene precautions during..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - EU leaders debate details of proposed international Covid passport scheme
The resumption of international tourism will depend on Covid-free travel guarantees It is the widely stated aim of governments throughout Europe to begin re-allowing international travel by the summer of 2021 – in the UK, coronavirus data permitting..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Corvera airport made a 45-million-euro loss for management company Aena in 2020
Aena reported a 50 per cent drop in turnover on Wednesday and Corvera is one of the airports worst affected by the pandemic The extent to which the air travel sector in Spain has been hit by the restrictions on movement during the coronavirus..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 40 per cent reduction in rental costs for 144 businesses in the marinas of the Costa Calida
The Murcia government offers pandemic relief for businesses at 18 marinas In the context of the need to ensure the survival and recovery of businesses operating at the 18 marinas in the Costa Cálida, the regional government of Murcia has announced..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - UK roadmap out of lockdown brings hope to Spanish tourism and air travel sectors
A surge in holiday and flight bookings in the UK indicates that Britons are keen to return to the Costas after 17th May! The third wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe has reduced activity in Spain’s tourism sector to practically zero..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Prolonged rail travel disruption begins in the Region of Murcia for maintenance works
11 weeks without a direct route to Madrid and cuts in Murcia-Alicante services Work is still reported to be progressing well on the infrastructures which will eventually allow the city of Murcia to be incorporated into Spain’s AVE high-speed..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Covid insurance scheme planned for visitors to the Costa Cálida to help revitalize tourism
Tourists contracting coronavirus in Murcia will have medical and other expenses covered As the regional government of Murcia draws up plans to help re-activate the tourism sector of the economy when the pandemic situation eases sufficiently, it..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia court rejects 41.5-million-euro compensation claim from Paramount theme park promoters
The planned tourist complex in Alhama encroached on protected land in the regional park of El Valle y Carrascoy It is now some years since plans to build a Paramount theme park in Alhama de Murcia were cancelled, ending hopes that a major international..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Jet2 cancels all Spanish flights and holidays until April 14th
The misery caused by Covid continues for beleaguered airlines Second-home owners and all those hoping to visit family members in Spain this Easter are having to face the prospect that it may not be possible to successfully organise a trip to Spain..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Record losses for Spanish rail company Renfe with almost half of passengers in 2020 lost to the pandemic
Demand for train travel halved by travel restrictions and a rise in working from home A year after the coronavirus pandemic first began to cause alarm in Spain the economic effects of Covid-19 are becoming more and more apparent, with the disruption..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Tourist hotspots in Spain suffer the worst economic effects of the pandemic
GDP plummeted by up to 27 per cent in the Costas and the islands last year While the death toll and the devastating effects of Covid-19 on the lives of countless people in Spain continue to be the focus of most of the headlines in this country..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Spain lost 198 million euros of tourist spending PER DAY last year as Covid devastated the sector
64 million international visitors were lost to the pandemic last year tourism French visitors outnumbered the British for the first time in many years The scale of the disaster caused by the coronavirus pandemic in the international tourism..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia consumers association advises against making travel plans for Easter
It would be wrong to raise false hopes that travel will be permitted in late March say Consumur The Murcia consumers’ association Consumur has officially advised against attempting to book holidays during the period of Semana Santa (Easter week..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - EU permits member states to restrict even essential travel from Covid high-risk areas
Unrestricted travel is currently advised to and from only 7 countries in the world The 27 member states of the EU reached an agreement on Tuesday by which even “essential” travel can be restricted in the case of new and worrying variants of..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Restrictions on travel to Spain from Brazil and South Africa
The government reacts to concerns over the Covid variants which have emerged in the two countries The Spanish government announced on Tuesday that restrictions are to be imposed on flights arriving from Brazil and South Africa amid concerns over..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - First AVE high-speed trains complete the journey between Madrid and Orihuela
The AVE rail network is now tantalisingly close to the Region of Murcia The latest forecast is that AVE trains will reach the city of Murcia in mid-2022 Spain’s AVE high-speed rail network was officially extended to within a few kilometres..

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