Category: Spain travel news

Spain travel & tourism news for travelers and travel professionals. Latest travel and tourism news on Spain. Latest news on safety, hotels, resorts, attractions, tours and transportation in Spain. Madrid Travel information. Spain, a country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, includes 17 autonomous regions with diverse geography and cultures. Capital city Madrid is home to the Royal Palace and Prado museum, housing works by European masters. Segovia has a medieval castle (the Alcázar) and an intact Roman aqueduct. Catalonia’s capital, Barcelona, is defined by Antoni Gaudí’s whimsical modernist landmarks like the Sagrada Família church.

Ramada expands in Spain with two new hotel openings
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Ramada expands in Spain with two new hotel openings

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 25, 2020

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest hotel franchising company with 9,300 hotels across 90 countries, today announced the expansion ... Read More

Coronavirus? Spain decides to save EU Tourism and reopens
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Coronavirus? Spain decides to save EU Tourism and reopens

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 21, 2020

Forget Coronavirus, let's save tourism and the economy, maybe the incentive behind Spanish officials reopening their country to tourists from ... Read More

UNWTO Commission for the Americas in motion
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UNWTO Commission for the Americas in motion

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 18, 2020

Jamaica Tourism Minister Hon. Edmund Bartlett, today chaired the high level 65th meeting of the United Nations World Tourism Organization’s ... Read More

Spain is ready to lead the way in re-starting tourism
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Spain is ready to lead the way in re-starting tourism

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 18, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has welcomed Spain’s readiness to lead the way in restarting tourism. The head of the ... Read More

Human testing starts today for German tourists in Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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Human testing starts today for German tourists in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 15, 2020

Germans not only love to travel, but it's a human right in Germany to travel. Even social services provide an ... Read More

Greece, Portugal, Spain mean it when they say tourism reopening
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Greece, Portugal, Spain mean it when they say tourism reopening

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 10, 2020

A series of announcements by governments of southern European countries indicated, that they are eager to welcome tourists for the ... Read More

Spain will not re-open borders to foreign visitors until July
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Spain will not re-open borders to foreign visitors until July

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 5, 2020

Spain's Health Minister Salvador Illa, today announced that the country's government is planning to further relax the COVID-19 lockdown in ... Read More

UNWTO chief: The time has come to re-start tourism!
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UNWTO chief: The time has come to re-start tourism!

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 4, 2020

UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili issued the following statement today: At both the local and the global level, the crisis we ... Read More

Iberostar Group introduces new hotel safety policies
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Iberostar Group introduces new hotel safety policies

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 1, 2020

The Iberostar Group has announced the re-opening of several hotels in June in various destinations, including Spain (Balearics, Canaries and ... Read More

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao re-opens to visitors
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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao re-opens to visitors

mm Harry S. Johnson- June 1, 2020

On the day of its re-opening, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao presented the measures adopted to ensure visitors can enjoy a ... Read More

Tourism: Reality, Plans, Regulations in 217 countries: The Future of Travel
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Tourism: Reality, Plans, Regulations in 217 countries: The Future of Travel

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 1, 2020

A Global Review for Tourism report was released today. It looked at the measures of 217 destinations worldwide The research shows ... Read More

Spain to end mandatory two-week quarantine for new arrivals on July 1
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Spain to end mandatory two-week quarantine for new arrivals on July 1

mm Chief Assignment Editor- May 25, 2020

The government of Spain announced that the decision was made to cancel   mandatory two-week quarantine for new arrivals from abroad, ... Read More

Attracting visitors back to Spain will not be easy
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Attracting visitors back to Spain will not be easy

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 19, 2020

Following the news that Spain aims to open up to overseas holidaymakers by late June, travel industry experts offered their ... Read More

Europe’s border re-opening is anything but smooth
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Europe’s border re-opening is anything but smooth

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 15, 2020

The government of Spain announced yesterday that all new arrivals from abroad will be subject to a 15-day quarantine, effective ... Read More

Two Spanish venues first in the world recognized as “Sanitized Venues”
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Two Spanish venues first in the world recognized as “Sanitized Venues”

mm Harry S. Johnson- May 11, 2020

Marina Beach Club in Valencia and Disco Tropics in Lloret de Mar (Girona) are the first two venues in Spain ... Read More

Colombia joins Spain and Italy in pursuit of “Sanitized Venue” seal for nightlife venues
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Colombia joins Spain and Italy in pursuit of “Sanitized Venue” seal for nightlife venues

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 28, 2020

For several weeks now, the nightlife sector has been working backstage, taking advantage of this period of inactivity to be ... Read More

Hotel group incorporates Medical Advisory Board to face COVID-19 challenges
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Hotel group incorporates Medical Advisory Board to face COVID-19 challenges

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 28, 2020

Iberostar Group consolidates its leadership in responsible tourism and the development of circular economy policies, implementing a resilience plan to ... Read More

Spain bans Iran’s Mahan Air from its airspace
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Spain bans Iran’s Mahan Air from its airspace

mm Chief Assignment Editor- April 16, 2020

As of the start of this year, Barcelona Airport - El Prat in Spain was the only destination that Iran's ... Read More

Royal Caribbean Cruise Founder died in Palma de Mallorca
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Royal Caribbean Cruise Founder died in Palma de Mallorca

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 12, 2020

Arne Alexander Wilhelmsen, a founder of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) and a visionary strategist of the modern cruise ... Read More

Spanish Jamaica Foundation Makes US$200,000 Donation for COVID-19
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Spanish Jamaica Foundation Makes US$200,000 Donation for COVID-19

editor editor- April 9, 2020

The Spanish Jamaica Foundation has donated US$200,000 (J$28 million) to the Government of Jamaica’s COVID-19 Recovery Program. The donation will ... Read More

Airbus halts majority of production in Spain over COVID -19 crisis
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Airbus halts majority of production in Spain over COVID -19 crisis

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 30, 2020

The Spanish Government announced new measures on 29 March in the fight against COVID-19. These measures are taking effect between ... Read More

Airbus will resume partial production
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Airbus will resume partial production

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 22, 2020

Airbus SE  announces that it expects production and assembly work to partially resume in France and Spain on Monday, 23 ... Read More

Portugal suspends all rail and air traffic to and from Spain
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Portugal suspends all rail and air traffic to and from Spain

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 16, 2020

Portugal's government announced that it is halting all rail and air traffic to and from Spain for a month in ... Read More

Spain closed up the entire country: Tourists stranded
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Spain closed up the entire country: Tourists stranded

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 14, 2020

Spain quarantines their entire country. All residents in the kingdom are encouraged to stay home, except in an emergency. Tourists ... Read More

UK airlines cancel all Spain flights after state of emergency declared
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UK airlines cancel all Spain flights after state of emergency declared

mm Chief Assignment Editor- March 14, 2020

At least five Spain-bound Jet2 planes were forced to turn mid-flight and return to the UK on Saturday. Soon after ... Read More

UNWTO assessment for COVID-19
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UNWTO assessment for COVID-19

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 6, 2020

In an update on the sector’s response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) offers a first assessment pointing ... Read More

COVID-19 blacklisted EU countries: Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Austria
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COVID-19 blacklisted EU countries: Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Austria

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 6, 2020

Israel on Wednesday ordered a two-week quarantine on people arriving from France, Germany, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland over coronavirus fears, ... Read More

Another event postponed due to coronavirus: HITEC Europe 2020
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Another event postponed due to coronavirus: HITEC Europe 2020

editor editor- February 28, 2020

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), the producers of HITEC®, announced today that HITEC Europe 2020 has been postponed in ... Read More

COVID 2019 locks down H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel in Tenerife
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COVID 2019 locks down H10 Costa Adeje Palace Hotel in Tenerife

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 25, 2020

Coronavirus hit the Spanish holiday island of Tenerife. Tenerife is one of the most popular travel and tourism destinations for ... Read More

Canary Islands Emergency weather alert
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Canary Islands Emergency weather alert

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 23, 2020

The Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean are a Spanish holiday paradise and just 60 miles off the Moroccan coast. ... Read More

Coronavirus cured in 8 countries
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Coronavirus cured in 8 countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 16, 2020

What travel destinations are safe from Coronavirus?The virus had put a noticeable dent on the travel industry, even though most ... Read More

UNWTO and Basque Culinary Center launch 2nd Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition
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UNWTO and Basque Culinary Center launch 2nd Global Gastronomy Tourism Startup Competition

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 10, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Basque Culinary Center have joined forces again for the second edition of the Global ... Read More

F-18 fighter jet escorts Air Canada plane making emergency landing in Madrid
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F-18 fighter jet escorts Air Canada plane making emergency landing in Madrid

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 3, 2020

Spanish Air Force F-18 fighter jet was scrambled today to escort a stricken Air Canada passenger plane as it circled ... Read More

Rogue drone shuts down Spain’s largest airport, ground all flights
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Rogue drone shuts down Spain’s largest airport, ground all flights

mm Chief Assignment Editor- February 3, 2020

All departing flights were grounded and inbound flights diverted after the unmanned aerial vehicle was spotted in the airspace around ... Read More

UNWTO addressed travel industry on coronavirus
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UNWTO addressed travel industry on coronavirus

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 1, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) issued the following statement on their website on Friday. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is ... Read More

Palladium Hotel Group announces new President & CEO
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Palladium Hotel Group announces new President & CEO

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 28, 2020

Palladium Hotel Group celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and has chosen the Feria Internacional de Turismo (FITUR) to make ... Read More

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