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Barcelona proposes massive hike in its tourist tax

Visitors to Barcelona are facing a massive hike in the tourist tax which could mean paying nearly six pounds a night when staying in the highest category of accommodation. City leaders want to put up the tourist tax by 300 per cent in a bid to bring in more cash. They estimate the new “surcharge” could ...Full Article

Evasive seaweed causing major problem on Costa del Sol beaches

A massive seaweed problem is causing such a headache for authorities in holiday resorts on the Costa del Sol that tourist chiefs fear the algae might ...Full Article

Pilot and student killed in another training flight crash

A 50-year-old flight instructor with the Spanish Air Force and his 20-year-old female student both died as their plane crashed into the sea off a popular ...Full Article

Eight arrests as police smash cocaine-smuggling gang

The Civil Guard, in collaboration with police from Madrid and Switzerland, have broken up an organisation dedicated to drug trafficking and detained its eight members. The ...Full Article

Spain looks at its tourism promotion to attract new markets

The government has agreed to allocate 33.3 million euros to develop advertising campaigns in countries where Spain is not a consolidated tourist destination. The Council of ...Full Article

Dog walker dies of meningitis after fox bite

A dog walker aged 60 has died of meningitis after being bitten by a fox, health chiefs in Spain have confirmed. The man was attacked by ...Full Article

Drivers warned: “Don’t be distracted!”

Distractions are the cause of one in four accidents in Spain, a new study has confirmed. In 2018, 446 people died in an accident caused by ...Full Article

Gang ramraided telephone shops across Spain

National Police have broken up an organisation dedicated to theft with force by “ram raiding” telephone shops throughout Spain. They operated at night and quickly, even ...Full Article

Spain loves zebras but wants crossings to have cow spots instead!

A campaign group in Spain is aiming to get all the country’s zebra crossings replaced with cow spots instead! The ecological group “Casa Grande de Xanceda” ...Full Article

Beach thefts so common that police hand out survival boxes!

A beach thief in Spain got more than he bargained for when he jumped into the sea to escape but two police officers swam after him! ...Full Article
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