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Foreign tourists are spending more in Spain, including the Brits

Foreign tourists who visited Spain in July spent 11,902 million euros, 16.3% more than in the same month of 2016, according to the Egatur survey released by the National Statistics Institute (INE). Every international tourist spent an average of 1,132 euros, an increase of 5.6%, with an average stay of 8.2 days in the different Spanish destinations, a figure ...Full Article

Spain sounds warning to treasure hunters after ship relics recovered

The Spanish authorities have sent out another “clear warning” to treasure hunters after the third part of a government-funded expedition unearthed two 16th century cannons from the seabed. They ...Full Article

Twelve Brits arrested in Magaluf for selling high purity cocaine

Twelve Brits were arrested by police in Magaluf for peddling cocaine following a major drugs swoop in the tourist resort. Officers raided a number of premises as part of ...Full Article

Double pledge by Prime Minister on terrorism and immigration

Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has reiterated that terrorism is a global problem that must be tackled on a joint basis. He has proposed a meeting of intelligence and ...Full Article

Industrial fire created toxic cloud of magnesium

Thousands of people in three districts of Madrid were told not to leave their homes due to a toxic cloud of magnesium caused by an industrial fire. The emergency ...Full Article

Biggest-ever robbery gang in Mallorca “operated for years”

Police have smashed one of the biggest robbery gangs operating on Mallorca after months of surveillance and a series of early-morning raids across the island. More than 100 officers ...Full Article

Experts to use underwater robot to explore historic shipwreck

Spain has launched the third expedition to the wreck of Nuestra Señora de Las Mercedes. It has been organised by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport, in partnership ...Full Article

Brits top list of highest spenders in Spain

Spending by inbound tourists to Spain rose by 14.8 per cent in the first half of the year. Expenditure amounted to 37.22 billion euros, according to the Tourist Spending ...Full Article

Foreign workers in Spain still more than in 2016

The average number of foreign citizens registered with the Spanish Social Security system stood at 1,870,397 in July. A month-on-month decline of 0.27% was posted, equivalent to 5,016 fewer ...Full Article

Migrants travelled to Spain on false passports with similar pictures

National Police agents have arrested in Parla (Madrid) a Dominican citizen belonging to an organisation dedicated to the illegal introduction of immigrants in Spain and and falsification of documents. ...Full Article
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