TRAVEL CHAOS IN SPAIN

New strike postponed at Barcelona’s El Prat airport, but long lines persist

Security staff in charge of checked baggage and entrances call off stoppage in “gesture of good faith”

EDITORIAL

Too many drowning deaths

The increase in drowning deaths calls for explanations of their causes and reliable statistics

Music

After three incidents in a month, are Spain’s music festivals safe?

Death of an acrobat, a fire and overcrowding prompt experts to call for clearer regulations of events

Parks in Spain | Part 2

Spain’s Aranjuez Royal Palace: An oasis of escape for Madrid’s dog days

Head to the southeast of the region for some water, shade, and peace and quiet

Water safety

Swimmers who flout red flag warnings in Spain face fines of up to €3,000

Authorities in Xàbia in Spain’s Alicante province hope that the penalties will boost water safety

Cartoon

Ros

Ros cartoon, August 9, 2017

tourism

Spain’s Balearic Islands cap tourist bed numbers at 623,000

New legislation aims to crack down on unlicensed apartments and properties