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Hoteliers have gloomy prediction for Mallorca occupancy next summer

Hoteliers in Mallorca are worried about losing up to one million holidaymakers next summer due to the doubling of the tourist tax and the “bounce back” factor from competing markets. The dire prediction comes from the Hotel Federation of Mallorca which had already warned the Balearic Government against slapping a charge of up to four euros a night for ...Full Article

Tourism chiefs winning the war against epidemic of fake sickness claims?

A multi-pronged attack on fake sickness claims among UK holidaymakers appears to be curing the bug, according to research by the Travel Market London. The number of holiday-makers who ...Full Article

Emails from public help in terrorism crackdown

Spain’s Civil Guard says citizen collaboration is helping them in their ongoing campaign against terrorism activity via the internet. In recent months, five people have been arrested for spreading ...Full Article

Spain’s unemployment at lowest level sice recession began

The Spanish economy created 521,700 jobs year-on-year in the third quarter of 2017 and unemployment fell by 589,100. This is according to figures from the Labour Force Survey published ...Full Article

Man wanted for murder tried to change nose and fingerprints

An on-the-run Polish fugitive wanted for murder and a vicious stabbing tried to take on a new identity by having a nose job and trying to rub off his ...Full Article

Woman spectator killed at Spanish car rally

A 24-year-old woman was killed after a car taking part in a Spanish rally careered off the road into spectators and catapulted her down an enbankment. Her partner who ...Full Article

Spanish tourist dies when stone falls from basilica

A 52-year-old tourist was killed in front of his wife when a huge piece of marble plummeted nearly 90ft from a famous Italian church. The victim, who was Spanish ...Full Article

Police make Europe’s biggest ever seizure of drug-making chemicals

Police in Spain have made one of the biggest hauls of deadly chemicals capable of making 20 million doses of ecstasy tablets. Drug squad officers say the seizure of ...Full Article

Spain takes in more refugees from Turkey

Spain has taken in 194 refugees from Turkey under the National Resettlement Programme. They are all of Syrian nationality except four Palestinians.Full Article

Woman “goes beserk” in bank

A 36-year-old British woman was arrested in Mallorca for going beserk in a bank and threatening to kill the staff and set the branch on fire. The incident happened ...Full Article
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