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Benidorm celebrates U-turn in fortunes

Hotels in Benidorm are hanging up the “full” signs for the first time this year after a U-turn in the popularity of the Costa Blanca despite Brexit and competing destinations. Tourism leaders in the Valencia region say they were stunned to be hitting 95 per cent occupancy and higher between August 15th and August 18th, dates which are effectively ...Full Article

Tourism continues to create more jobs

The number of National Insurance contributors tied to tourism activities grew in July by 3.5 per cent year-on-year, to a total amount of 2,618,636, according to figures published by ...Full Article

Spain pledges support for protection and sustainable use of the oceans

Spain is participating in the third inter-governmental conference, being held in New York until August 30th to develop the Convention for the protection and sustainable use of the oceans. ...Full Article

Mass tourism campaigners target hire cars in Mallorca

Campaigners against mass tourism in Mallorca have signalled the start of new protests after releasing a video showing night-time attacks on hire cars. Wearing white plastic suits, with their ...Full Article

Pervert “upskirted” hundreds of women in Madrid

National Police have arrested in Madrid one of the largest predators of women’s privacy. The detainee practised what is knownas “Upskirt” – recording unauthorised videos under women’s skirts and ...Full Article

Councils across Spain are victims of hacker who issues death threats

Police have been called in after a succession of council Twitter sites in Spain were hacked and death threats posted to the local mayors and council officials. The latest ...Full Article

Record-breaking urban slide is finally demolished

Spain’s longest-ever urban slide has now been demolished after lasting just 24 hours before controversy erupted over its safety. Estepona council on the Costa del Sol confirmed the fleeting ...Full Article

Police make 14 arrests after discovering network smuggling cocaine by sea

The Civil Guard, within the framework of the Man-salva operation, has dismantled a criminal organisation dedicated to introducing cocaine by sea, which it later distributed to different parts of ...Full Article

Hotels across Spain were clients of illegal TV centre

National Police agents have dismantled an IPTV centre – internet television protocol system – that fraudulently provided audiovisual content and payment channels. The detainee provided access to content of ...Full Article

Drones to fly over Spanish roads to spot offences from the air

Motorists in Spain have been warned they are being watched by drones and if offences are spotted from the air, they can be immediately fined. The drones are part ...Full Article
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