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Tourists continue to flow to Spain and spending is up

Spain received 4.2 million inbound tourists in the first month of the year, an increase of 2.2 per cent on the same month of 2018, while spending rose by 3.6 per cent to 4.69 billion euros.

Balearic government rules out cancelling tourist tax

Government officials in Mallorca and Ibiza have ruled out cancelling or suspending the controversial tourist tax despite an urgent plea from hoteliers to “help the Brits”.

Helpline set up after sex videos posted online

National police have set up a helpline as well as relaying a warning after discovering a new cybercrime which has tapped into people’s personal sex videos ...Full Article

Spain makes plans to improve tourism competitiveness

Spain has created a new co-ordination committee to improve its tourism quality and competitiveness.

Formentera to start new car restrictions in July and August

Formentera in the Balearics is to become the first in Spain to ban the arrival of caravans, camper vans and quad bikes during the summer as ...Full Article

Should Ibiza tourists pay a three euro arrival tax?

Hoteliers in Ibiza say every holidaymaker who arrives on the island should immediately pay a flat-rate entry charge of three euros at the island’s airport or ...Full Article

Cruise tourism still a boost for Spain

THE number of cruise passengers visiting Spanish ports has grown by 7.9 per cent so far this year.

Crucial talks on climate change

The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, met with representatives from the main environmental associations operating in Spain to hear their proposals now that the Strategic ...Full Article

Police seize cocaine destined for the UK

Police in Spain have discovered a stash of 400 kilograms of cocaine waiting to be smuggled into the UK.

Spain expects economic growth above European average

Spain’s economy is expected to grow by more than European average this year, with dynamic investment and lower unemployment.
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