Spanish tourism industry feeling the loss of high-rolling visitors

The restrictions on travel into the EU have taken a toll on Madrid, Barcelona and Costa del Sol, which are popular with tourists from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Brazil and the US


No international visitors and zero spending: Spain records another dismal month for tourism in May

The coronavirus crisis continues to take a toll on the industry which faces an increasingly uncertain future despite the reopening of borders


Spain announces €4.25 billion plan to aid tourism industry

The initiative falls short of sector's expectations after a crisis that may have caused up to €80 billion in losses


Spanish airports to increase operations from July 1 in preparation for tourist arrivals

Spain’s Aena authority is set to reopen terminals in Madrid and Barcelona next month, when travel restrictions into the EU are gradually lifted


Spain invites regions to reopen to foreign tourists before July 1

The Spanish health minister says that regional authorities are welcome to launch pilot schemes to reactivate the tourism industry, which has been devastated by the coronavirus crisis


Spain’s Balearic Islands to welcome tourists on pilot test from June 15

Some 6,000 German visitors will be allowed to visit the archipelago from next Monday without having to observe the 14-day quarantine, which was introduced in a bid to curb coronavirus contagion


After dismal spring, Spain’s tourism industry prepares for record-low summer season

Although there has been a slight rise in hotel reservations, leaders from the sector warn that the numbers this year will be far from what they were in 2019


April 2020: The month that tourism to Spain vanished

There were no international visitors and there was zero spending, according to recent figures that confirm the blow from the coronavirus lockdown to a major sector of the economy


Spain’s proposal for travel corridors could allow international tourists to visit before July 1

The measure would provide relief to the Spanish regions most dependent on tourism, such as the Canaries and the Balearic Islands


Spain will have to do deals with other countries if overseas tourism is to restart

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez announced on Saturday that tourists would be welcome from July, but fell short of announcing details of how that will happen


Spain’s reeling tourism industry objects to travel restrictions

Airlines are refusing to space out passengers while hotels warn the quarantine will keep visitors away


Wash clothes in hot water and stay two meters apart: Spain’s guide for returning workers

With some non-essential businesses set to resume activity this week, the Health Ministry has published a list of recommendations on how to avoid contracting the coronavirus


Spain eases some restrictions on workers, hoping Covid-19 cases will not spike again

People who work in industry and construction will be allowed to return to their jobs on Monday after a two-week period of ‘hibernation’


Plunging stocks, remote work: The economic effects of the coronavirus in Spain

Experts warn that the global drop in supply and demand could severely affect the tourism industry


Spanish government prepares measures to ease the country’s farming crisis

Proposed reforms caught in a difficult balance between seeking fair prices and the impossibility of regulating them


€5 tickets for Spain’s new low-cost rail service to go on sale on Monday

The AVLO, which will cover the popular Madrid-Barcelona route, will begin operating in April, and will offer an average discount of 60% on the cost of the existing AVE train


Last call: Spain’s Balearic Islands crack down on ‘booze tourism’

The regional government has approved a new law that restricts the sale of alcohol in popular tourist destinations and bans bar crawls


Spain blames computer glitch for huge citizenship application backlog

Only 28,077 requests were processed in 2017, leaving more than 400,000 cases still pending


As Uber plans Barcelona comeback, taxi drivers prepare for new battle

After already leaving the city because of legal problems, the ride-hailing company could face fresh trouble


Spanish brands bank on early sales to make up for slow fall season

Traditional January sales period is giving way to permanent discounts that eat into profit margins


Taxi drivers throughout Spain strike in protest at new licenses for Uber, Cabify

The association representing private-hire vehicles has reported assaults against drivers and widespread damage to cars

Impact of Barcelona attacks

Barcelona’s tourist sector cautiously optimistic after terror attacks

Shops in Catalan city admit sales have slumped, but that visitors are steadily returning


How Spanish eggs have avoided European pesticide crisis

Farmers expect increased exports after strict controls see them spared in contamination scandal

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Number of foreign visitors to Spain staying in tourist apartments soars by 33%

Hotel sector calls for regulation of online accommodation platforms such as Airbnb

Labor conditions

More work but less money: Spain’s new salary trap

As economy recovers, job creation is up, but many positions are temporary and part-time


As their licenses lose value, Spain’s taxi drivers fight Uber and Cabify

Nationwide strikes focus on getting the government to reduce the number of livery cars


Spain: Vacation rentals offering more beds than hotels for the first time

New report tracks rise of short-term tourist lodging in 22 major cities, and finds exponential growth