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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.

Canary Islands joins UNWTO Observatory Network
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Canary Islands joins UNWTO Observatory Network

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 21, 2020

The Canary Islands has been confirmed as the latest member of the growing International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO), ... Read More

Rebuilding Travel, WTTC, all G-20 Nations and 45 CEOs have a common view
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Rebuilding Travel, WTTC, all G-20 Nations and 45 CEOs have a common view

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 9, 2020

Rebuilding.travel, a global platform for tourism leaders in 120 countries, invited Maribel Rodriguez, Vice President of the World Travel and ... Read More

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announces three new properties
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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts announces three new properties

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 28, 2020

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts today announced three new properties with the latest San Francisco, Madrid and Tokyo openings. The ... Read More

Official Message by the UNWTO Secretary General for World Tourism Day
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Official Message by the UNWTO Secretary General for World Tourism Day

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 26, 2020

For the past 40 years, World Tourism Day has highlighted the power of tourism to touch on almost every part ... Read More

Will the UN stop UNWTO Secretary-General Pololikashvili?
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Will the UN stop UNWTO Secretary-General Pololikashvili?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 20, 2020

US President Trump may have had Russia's President Vladimir Putin helping in the US election. The UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili  ... Read More

UNWTO new data shows 93% reduction in tourism arrivals
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UNWTO new data shows 93% reduction in tourism arrivals

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 16, 2020

UNWTO did a surprising approach and is currently meeting with 170 delegates from 24 countries in Georgia to conduct the ... Read More

Saudi Arabia to become a UNWTO Center for 13 Countries
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Saudi Arabia to become a UNWTO Center for 13 Countries

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 16, 2020

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has approved the setting up of a regional office in  Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to support the ... Read More

UNWTO Manipulation to secure the re-election of Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili continues
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UNWTO Manipulation to secure the re-election of Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili continues

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 15, 2020

A corrupt UNWTO has more tricks set up to fool tourism ministers representing the Executive Council of the UN Specialized ... Read More

Valencia Conference Center resumes its activities
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Valencia Conference Center resumes its activities

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 14, 2020

After the implementation of the health and safety protocols and measures in all areas of its operations, the Valencia Conference ... Read More

How UNWTO is tainting any United Nations call for fair elections?
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How UNWTO is tainting any United Nations call for fair elections?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 13, 2020

Forget COVID-19. Members of the UNWTO Executive Council are on their way to Tbilisi, Georgia to be part of the ... Read More

UNWTO is looking for a new Secretary General by November
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UNWTO is looking for a new Secretary General by November

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 11, 2020

Did the next UNWTO Election Manipulation just begin discreetly?  "It’s very strange to move the election to January. It’s the ... Read More

UNWTO Delegation Supports Restart to Egypt Tourism
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UNWTO Delegation Supports Restart to Egypt Tourism

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 26, 2020

A high-level UNWTO delegation (UN World Tourism Organization) has concluded an official visit to Egypt to offer firm support for ... Read More

Palma Tourism Chief optimistic for Mallorca Travel rebound
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Palma Tourism Chief optimistic for Mallorca Travel rebound

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 25, 2020

Mallorca is one of the most popular travel and tourism destinations for Germans and British visitors Despite the current UK ... Read More

Rebuilding Travel? UN joins UNWTO in throwing the towel?
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Rebuilding Travel? UN joins UNWTO in throwing the towel?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 25, 2020

Today, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres joined the rest of the United Nations, the UNWTO, and the rest of the ... Read More

One person killed, ten injured in major hotel fire in Spain
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One person killed, ten injured in major hotel fire in Spain

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 21, 2020

One person died and at lest ten were injured in major hotel fire at Sisu Boutique Hotel in Puerto Banus, ... Read More

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Germany considers Spain unsafe for tourism once more

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 15, 2020

Human testing was the eTurboNews headline on June 15 referring to tourist packages reinstated from Germany to Mallorca. Mallorca is ... Read More

Latest quarantine extension can end British holiday season
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Latest quarantine extension can end British holiday season

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 14, 2020

Following the news that France, Malta, the Netherlands, Gibraltar, Monaco, the Faroe Islands, Aruba and the Turks & Caicos will ... Read More

Air India Halts Flights: Madrid, Milan, Copenhagen, Vienna, Stockholm
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Air India Halts Flights: Madrid, Milan, Copenhagen, Vienna, Stockholm

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- August 12, 2020

Air India announced that it will stop flights to at least 5 European destinations due to of a drop in ... Read More

Mainland Spain added to Swiss COVID-19 quarantine list
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Mainland Spain added to Swiss COVID-19 quarantine list

mm Chief Assignment Editor- August 5, 2020

Health officials in Bern announced that all new arrivals to Switzerland from Spain are now subject to a mandatory 10-day ... Read More

Spain’s tourism industry to struggle as UK travel corridors are removed
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Spain’s tourism industry to struggle as UK travel corridors are removed

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 1, 2020

As one of the countries under the UK’s travel corridors scheme, the Spanish tourism sector had an opportunity to regain ... Read More

Face masks now mandatory at all placed at all times in Madrid
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Face masks now mandatory at all placed at all times in Madrid

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 28, 2020

According to Madrid's regional leader Isabel Diaz Ayuso, Spain's capital city will make wearing face masks mandatory at all placed ... Read More

UK’s latest announcement a huge blow to Europe’s tourism recovery
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UK’s latest announcement a huge blow to Europe’s tourism recovery

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 28, 2020

Following the news that UK Foreign Office has extended its advice against all but essential travel to the whole of ... Read More

UNWTO:  Dramatic fall in tourism places millions of livelihoods at risk
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UNWTO: Dramatic fall in tourism places millions of livelihoods at risk

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 28, 2020

The enormous toll of COVID-19 on international tourism has now become clear, with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) data showing ... Read More

France advises citizens against travel to Catalonia, tightens border controls
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France advises citizens against travel to Catalonia, tightens border controls

mm Chief Assignment Editor- July 25, 2020

French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced today that France will strengthen its border controls in attempt to better contain the ... Read More

Ryanair Strike Will Cause Weekend Chaos
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Ryanair Strike Will Cause Weekend Chaos

Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy Mario Masciullo - eTN Italy- July 23, 2020

Over 100,000 passengers on the ground, 600 flights canceled, airports across Europe in chaos. This is the disastrous outcome that ... Read More

Lufthansa adds two new Canary Islands destinations from Frankfurt Airport
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Lufthansa adds two new Canary Islands destinations from Frankfurt Airport

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 23, 2020

Just in time for the start of the autumn holidays in Germany, Lufthansa will be offering two new sunny destinations ... Read More

Minister: Spain not closing land borders with EU neighbors
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Minister: Spain not closing land borders with EU neighbors

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 22, 2020

Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said today that Spain is not in any talks with other European Union states ... Read More

Spain second lockdown imminent? Second evacuation of visitors?
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Spain second lockdown imminent? Second evacuation of visitors?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 16, 2020

According to reliable eTurboNews sources within Catalonia's law enforcement community, a lockdown for all of Catalonia may be announced as ... Read More

International Nightlife Association fights to keep nightlife in Barcelona Beachfront
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International Nightlife Association fights to keep nightlife in Barcelona Beachfront

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 14, 2020

While nightlife in Spain is slowly returning after being closed for over 3 months, some nightlife venues in Barcelona have ... Read More

UNWTO: Safe and responsible restart of tourism on the Canary Islands
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UNWTO: Safe and responsible restart of tourism on the Canary Islands

mm Harry S. Johnson- July 13, 2020

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has paid an official visit to the Canary Islands to recognize the ... Read More

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