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Passenger Numbers Using Local Airports Rose Almost 5% in March from 2016

Air travel numbers are continuing to rise in Spain with the March national figures standing at just over 17 million passengers, an increase of four and a half percent on the same month last year. 907 thousand people used Alicante-Elche airport last month, a yearly rise of eight point four percent, whilst 53 thousand passengers

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Hotel Bookings Almost 100% in the Mar Menor Area Over Easter

It’s set to be a sell-out for the Easter holiday season for hotel bookings in the Mar Menor region, according to María del Mar Martínez of the Costa Calida Tourist Accommodation Association. She says that occupancy rates for the holiday stood at 95 percent reservations at the start of the week, and with domestic tourists set to pick up

Ryanair Announces New Winter Routes from Alicante-Elche Airport

Low-cost carrier Ryanair has announced that four new routes will run out of Alicante-Elche airport when the winter season kicks in on November 1st. The low season, which runs until April 2018, will offer 43 routes as opposed to the high season services of 54 destinations. The new routes over the winter will go to

Santa Pola Blackspot to be Eliminated

Notorious blackspots on the N-332 highway in the Santa Pola area are set to be eliminated, if Spain’s infrastructure minister, Julio Gómez-Pomar, gets official approval for his plans this Friday (March 31st) from the Council of Ministers, the country’s equivalent of the UK government cabinet.   Partido Popular national deputy, Loreto Cascales (pictured), who comes

Rise in International Tourism Boosts Passenger Numbers at Local Airports

Increased international tourism with big rises for Alicante-Elche and San Javier airports helped to fuel a five percent hike in air passenger numbers for February. Nearly 14 million people used Spain’s airports last month, a five point one percent increase on February 2016, with Alicante-Elche’s figures standing at 687 thousand, up by nearly 13 percent

No Access to Barcelona Roads for Cars Older Than 20 Years

Barcelona is to ban cars that are older than 20 years from the area’s roads on a weekday to try to slash air pollution by 30 percent.   The measure will start in January 2019 and will cover Barcelona and the 39 surrounding municipalities. The law means that it will be illegal to drive private

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No Access to Barcelona Roads for Cars Older Than 20 Years

Barcelona is to ban cars that are older than 20 years from the area’s roads on a weekday to try to slash air pollution by 30 percent.   The measure will start in January 2019 and will cover Barcelona and the 39 surrounding municipalities. The law means that it will be illegal to drive private

La Marina Camping Resort Will Start 30,000 m2 Expansion Plans After Summer

After six years of waiting, the La Marina Camping and Resort site has finally been given Valencian Government approval for a major expansion. The size of the complex will go up 30,000 square metres to 100,000 square metres, which will mean the creation of around 200 plots, work on which will start after the summer

Passenger Train in False Bomb Threat

Passengers were thrown into panic after a man threatened to detonate a bomb on the AVE service between Barcelona and Girona yesterday evening. The Moroccan national told them that he was carrying explosives, and the alarm was sounded by the travellers who phoned the emergency services. Armed police arrested the man him at gunpoint at

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The Brits are Still Coming – On Mass

Falling exchange rates and Brexit fears do not seem to be bothering UK tourists coming to the Costa Blanca, according to latest figures from the National Statistics Institute. On the back of a record 2016 for foreign tourism, the January returns show a massive 32 percent hike in the number of British visitors coming to

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