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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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> - 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> - 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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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Global tourism lost a billion tourists to the pandemic in 2020
Half of the journeys lost to Covid are reported to have been in Europe 2020 was a disastrous year for the global economy as a whole due to the coronavirus pandemic and there is little doubt that one of the worst-affected sectors was tourism, an..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - New camping resort planned in Águilas
If permission is granted the complex will be located close to the foot of Cabo Cope These are difficult times for the tourist industry in Spain, with the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic halting not only international but also most inter..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Spanish Prime Minister says tourism does not face lack of demand but lack of mobility
The Prime Minister says tourism begins with vaccination Any hopes that the Spanish tourist industry might be able to enjoy a semblance of normality this summer were flattened somewhat this week when Pedro Sánchez, the President of the national..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - EasyJet cancels all package holidays until March
This week both Ryanair and Jet2 have also announced dozens of cancelled flights and holidays British airline EasyJet announced today that it will cancel all holiday packages (flights and hotel) until the end of March as a result of the restrictions..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> -  International tourism decimated in Spain last year; 90 per cent drop in November
UK tourists spent 88% less in the first 11 months of 2020 than in the same period during 2019 Prior to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic early last year the tourism sector in Spain had enjoyed a prolonged period of growth, accounting for..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Passenger numbers at Corvera airport 94 per cent down in December
Across Spain, Aena lost 200 million passengers and traffic fell by 72% this year The number of people flying to and from Murcia in the whole of 2020 fell by 80 per cent One of the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic has been that 2020..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Corvera airport faces an uncertain 2021 as Covid continues to decimate international travel
Reports of only seven passengers on two flights from the UK on Sunday The ban on air travel into Spain from the UK which was introduced last week due to fears over the new, highly contagious strain of Covid-19 detected in Britain has naturally..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> -  Is it true that UK nationals may be prevented from travelling to Europe after Brexit?
Theoretically yes; the rights that UK residents have enjoyed as EU members will change from 1st January There’s been outrage and disbelief on social media throughout the day following the publication of articles in both the FT and Guardian stating..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Areas of Spain most dependent on tourism expect the worst economic effects of Covid
Vaccine optimism fuels expectations of a partial recovery in 2021 There is an abundance of optimism at present regarding the latest progress in the development of Covid-19 vaccines, but until they are proved to be effective and are made widely..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Tenerife receives its first cruise ship on Tuesday since covid crisis began
The 'Mein Schiff2' has a scheduled docking time of 08:00 a.m. and will remain in port until 7:00 p.m. The TUI Cruises 'Mein Shiff2' cruise ship will call at the port of Santa Cruz de Tenerife on Tuesday, the first to start the 2020-2021 season with..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> -  9 out of 10 hotels now closed in Benidorm as tourism in the Costa Blanca suffers
The pandemic has seen occupancy rates plummet with foreign visitor numbers dropping drastically Unfortunately, a similar scenario is being played out all over Spain as border restrictions prevent inter-regional travel. The re-introduction of..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia government offers 2 million euros financial aid to tourism businesses
Businesses in the sector struggle to stay afloat as Covid decimates trade As businesses in the tourism sector throughout Spain face up to the fact that there is extremely unlikely to be any upturn in activity at least until next year, with lockdown..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Aena denies Corvera airport closure
Travellers are reporting flight cancellations and are being forced to re-book from Alicante There’s no doubt that it’s been a brutal year for the travel sector, in particular the airlines and tour operators, which have experienced catastrophic..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - No Spanish holidays for English residents from Thursday
Non-Spanish resident English nationals are not obliged to return to the UK immediately Please note; on Tuesday afternoon changes were announced by the Foreign office which appeared to permit travel to the Canary Islands, but it has now been confirmed..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Basque Country border closure not affecting Brittany Ferry Service
At the moment the closure of the Basque Country border is not affecting the ferry service into Bilbao. Brittany ferries has confirmed that the border closure of the Basque Country currently in place is not affecting the ferry services to Bilbao..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Ryanair and Easyjet expand routes and launch special offers on flights to the Canary Islands
On Thursday both the German and UK governments announced that restrictions relating to the Canary islands had been lifted and no quarantines would be imposed on travellers On Thursday Jet2 also announced the resumption of flights to the Canary..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Germany and the UK create safe travel corridors to the Canary Islands
The level of covid cases has dropped sufficiently for the Canaries to once again be considered a safe destination The Foreign office has removed the travel warning for the Canary Islands, so travel insurance to the islands is now valid. The..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Tourism in Spain set back 25 years by the Covid-19 pandemic, say Exceltur
The latest estimate is that the sector will lose 106 billion euros of revenue this year The Exceltur organization, which seeks to promote excellence and development in the Spanish tourism sector, now estimates that the amount of revenue generated..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - September passenger numbers down by 80 per cent at Spanish airports
90 per cent fewer international travellers as the second wave of Covid hits air travel The collapse of the air travel sector and international tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic is amply illustrated by the latest figures to be published by..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Ryanair announces four new domestic routes within Spain
This announcement comes just days after the airline slashed international flights, including many to Spain, angering passengers trying to get home for Christmas Low-cost airline Ryanair announced on Tuesday that it will operate four new domestic..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Tourism tsunami continues in Spain; 75 percent less tourists in August and 79 percent lower spending
Spain “lost” 7.5 million tourists during July Businesses working in the tourism sector don´t need a set of statistics from the National Institute of Statistics (INE) to tell them that this summer has been disastrous for the tourism sector..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Domestic tourism fell by 82 percent across Spain in the second quarter
Murcia fared better than the national average with a fall of “only” 74 percent On Monday the INE National Statistics Institute, published the Encuesta de Turismo de Residentes, which examines the holiday and travel movements of residential..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Hotel occupancy in Spain down 64 percent in August
Journeys taken by Spanish nationals kept the sector alive this summer There’s no doubting that the hotel, hostelry and tourist sectors are probably the worst hit by the coronavirus situation; in the early months of the year travel was minimal..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Greece extends ban on flights from Catalonia and covid test requirement for the rest of Spain
The restrictions have been extended to 30th September Greece has extended its ban on flights to and from Catalonia and the obligation for travelers from the rest of Spain to present a Covid-19 test carried out in the 72 hours prior to their trip..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> -  Spanish Government extends closure of Schengen border until September 30th
A dozen countries are exempt from the order as well as EU member states The Official State Gazette (BOE) published a ministerial order this Wednesday extending the closure of the Schengen border until midnight on September 30th, and only travelers..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Spain re-negotiates tourist corridors with the United Kingdom
Foreign Affairs Minister González Laya sees the opening of "a window of opportunity" for Spanish tourism There’s no doubt that the loss of international tourists due to the multiple restrictions on travel to Spain and mandatory quarantines..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Belgium requires quarantine and PCR tests for travellers from all Spain except Tenerife
The Belgian Government announced on Wednesday that the entire Spanish territory, except the island of Tenerife, will be on its travel red list from Friday onwards, and anyone returning from Spain must undergo quarantine and a PCR test in order to re..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Germany recommends against travel to the Canary Islands
The list already includes the rest of Spain Another blow for the Spanish tourism sector as the Government of Germany has added the Canary Islands to the list of areas considered at risk due to the prevalence of coronavirus infections, thus extending..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Spain lost 75 percent of tourists and 79 percent of tourism revenue during July
Spain effectively “lost” 7.4 million tourists during July It’s no surprise that the tourist visitor and expenditure figures for Spain during July are very low, absolutely justifying the fears of the sector that losses will reach nearly 100..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Jet2 cancels more Spanish flights; Balearic Islands flights and holidays cancelled
Covid uncertainty, the UK quarantine and growing cases have all contributed to the decision Passengers of Jet2 have certainly been on a rollercoaster ride of their own this summer with flights all over Spain subjected to a seemingly endless process..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - The Netherlands advises against traveling to Spain, including Canary Islands, due to increase in infections
All of Spain now falls within the orange risk bracket The Netherlands Foreign Ministry has issued an alert on Monday  advising against any trip considered "not necessary" to Spain, including the Canary Islands, given the increase in..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> -   Predicted tourism losses in Spain rise to nearly 99 billion during 2020 due to Covid
Exceltur raises its predictions for tourism losses due to the Covid outbreak to € 98,753 million The organization proposes an extension of the ERTE temporary redundnacy scheme until Easter 2021 to help the sector cope with the anticipated tens..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> -  Wizz Air expands routes between Spain and the United Kingdom in October
New route from Lanzarote to London Gatwick Hungarian low cost airline Wizz Air, has announced a new route from Spain to the United Kingdom, between the airports of Lanzarote and London Gatwick, starting on 23rd October, with three weekly frequencies..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Ryanair reduces flights by 20 percent as Spanish Covid expansion hits bookings hard
Bookings on Ryanair have fallen noticeably due to the ongoing Covid pandemic Ryanair announces reduction in flight capacity by 20% in September and October due to a "notable weakening of bookings over the last ten days". The airline..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Double blow to Spanish tourism as two German giants cancel all holidays to Spain
On Friday the German government extended its travel warning to include all of Spain except the Canary Islands Two of the giants of the German tourism industry have cancelled all travel packages to Spain as of this Saturday, with only the Canary..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Murcia region preparing ten new campsites for motorhomes
The region has finally woken up to the huge potential of motorhomes and caravans, particularly during the low season The topic of motorhomes is one which immediately sets hackles rising in some corners of the Costa Cálida, where an avalanche..

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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Tourism losses could exceed 40 billion euros this summer says Spanish tourism sector
The run of seven consecutive annual records for foreign tourist arrivals, which peaked in 2019 with 83.7 million foreign visitors, has ended The Spanish tourism sector has been brutally hit by the Covid crisis and although tourists are once more..

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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> - 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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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - 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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<span style='color:#780948'>ARCHIVED</span> - Bus services; Corvera airport Murcia - golf resorts and towns Costa Cálida 2020
NB: THIS HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED; ONLY THE BUS SERVICE TO MURCIA CITY IS RUNNING 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..

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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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