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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.

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

UNWTO recognizes ‘Accessible Tourist Destinations’ at FITUR
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UNWTO recognizes ‘Accessible Tourist Destinations’ at FITUR

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 24, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Fundación ONCE celebrated the best ‘Accessible Tourist Destinations’, at FITUR, the tourism trade fair ... Read More

Climate Neutral 2050 Aviation Moon-shot
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Climate Neutral 2050 Aviation Moon-shot

editor editor- January 24, 2020

A moon-shot approach to 2050 zero-carbon air transport was proposed by SUN at the ongoing FITUR travel and tourism trade ... Read More

Bartlett’s Tourism Workers Pension Plan Gets Full Backing of Spanish Hoteliers
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Bartlett’s Tourism Workers Pension Plan Gets Full Backing of Spanish Hoteliers

editor editor- January 23, 2020

Spanish Hotel interests this morning gave their support for the government’s ground-breaking Tourism Workers Pension Scheme whilst however noting the ... Read More

Wizz Air launches new flight from Budapest to Santander, Spain
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Wizz Air launches new flight from Budapest to Santander, Spain

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2020

Budapest Airport has announced a new route to the Spanish city of Santander with its home-based carrier Wizz Air. Launching ... Read More

Spanish hoteliers to buy more local products in Jamaica
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Spanish hoteliers to buy more local products in Jamaica

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 23, 2020

Spanish Hotel interests this morning, while noting the importance of quality, good pricing and consistency, committed to expand their purchasing ... Read More

King of Spain signals strong support for UNWTO’s tourism ambitions
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King of Spain signals strong support for UNWTO’s tourism ambitions

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 22, 2020

His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain joined the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for a special gala dinner in Madrid ... Read More

Global Tourism Plastic Initiative launched
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Global Tourism Plastic Initiative launched

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 22, 2020

The Travel Foundation has today announced its commitment to tackle plastic pollution as part of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, ... Read More

FITUR: Spanish travelers heading to America in record numbers
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FITUR: Spanish travelers heading to America in record numbers

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 22, 2020

Spanish travelers are heading to America in record numbers.  The Americas became the most important long-haul destination, which attracts 53% ... Read More

Korea-Spain Visit Years are trending: FITUR will show why
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Korea-Spain Visit Years are trending: FITUR will show why

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 22, 2020

Korea has become one of the trendiest tourist destinations in the world. Spanish visitors love trendy destinations, and they love ... Read More

UNWTO Secretary General close friend Mussalim Afandiyev quit
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UNWTO Secretary General close friend Mussalim Afandiyev quit

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 16, 2020

According to eTN sources, Mussalim Afandiyev surprisingly quit his high paying job at UNWTO after a falling out with Secretary-General ... Read More

Flights diverted, passengers evacuated as Spain’s Alicante airport burns
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Flights diverted, passengers evacuated as Spain’s Alicante airport burns

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 15, 2020

Spanish airport operator Aena said that Alicante airport in Southern Spain was on lock-down after the roof of one of ... Read More

UNWTO: Sustainability, innovation and accessibility at FITUR 2020
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UNWTO: Sustainability, innovation and accessibility at FITUR 2020

mm Chief Assignment Editor- January 14, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will place innovation and sustainability at the top of the agenda as it returns to ... Read More

Travel.Domains and DonDominio to showcase .Travel and digital identity at Fitur 2020
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Travel.Domains and DonDominio to showcase .Travel and digital identity at Fitur 2020

editor editor- January 14, 2020

Travel.Domains and DonDominio will attend Fitur 2020 to help travel businesses build and own their digital marketing platforms using .TRAVEL ... Read More

14 people wounded in Festa Del Pi festival explosion in Catalonia
Travel Safety & Emergencies

14 people wounded in Festa Del Pi festival explosion in Catalonia

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 30, 2019

An apparent pyrotechnics explosion rocked the Festa Del Pi celebration in the Catalonian city of Centelles, Spain, sparking chaos and ... Read More

Etihad Airways launches new flights to Malaga, Spain with Boeing 787-9 jet
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Etihad Airways launches new flights to Malaga, Spain with Boeing 787-9 jet

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 26, 2019

United Arab Emirates' flag carrier, Etihad Airways, has announced that it is commencing new seasonal service to Malaga in Spain. ... Read More

Iberia and British Airways Achieve Highest Certification Status
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Iberia and British Airways Achieve Highest Certification Status

Mario Masciullo - Special to eTN Mario Masciullo - Special to eTN- December 24, 2019

Iberia airline and British Airways (BA), both part of the International Airlines Group (IAG), have achieved NDC Certification [email protected] status. ... Read More

Barcelona to raise tourist tax in 2020
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Barcelona to raise tourist tax in 2020

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 23, 2019

Barcelona city authorities are planning to raise the tourist tax next year. These plans have already received general support. In ... Read More

Vueling announces year-round Milan Bergamo-Barcelona service
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Vueling announces year-round Milan Bergamo-Barcelona service

mm Chief Assignment Editor- December 16, 2019

Milan Bergamo Airport is spreading early festive cheer as Vueling confirms its regular seasonal link to Barcelona will become year-round ... Read More

How a United Nations Agency UNWTO want to silence the press?
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How a United Nations Agency UNWTO want to silence the press?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 11, 2019

UNWTO (the World Tourism Organization)  has its own interpretation when it comes to the freedom of the press,  and it ... Read More

Championing climate friendly travel at COP25
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Championing climate friendly travel at COP25

editor editor- December 4, 2019

A COP25 side-event hosted by WTTC in partnership with UNFCCC focused on the 2050 Climate Neutral ambitions of the Travel ... Read More