ECONOMY & BUSINESS

Spanish department store withdraws ‘back to school’ ad after social media backlash

The photo of a child's feet from the El Corte Inglés campaign evoked the image of a suicide for many members of the public

TOURISM

Covid-19 crisis devastates Spain’s tourism industry

The sector has recorded its worst semester on record, with more losses expected due to the travel restrictions imposed by the United Kingdom and other countries

CORONAVIRUS

Amazon Spain: ‘We’ve blocked around 6,000 sellers due to unjustified price hikes’

EL PAÍS spoke to country manager Mariangela Marseglia about the “enormous” increase in demand due to the coronavirus crisis, and what it is doing to protect workers

CORONAVIRUS

Daily coronavirus fatalities rise once more in Spain after three days below 200

Madrid premier Isabel Díaz Ayuso says that the region is not yet ready to move to the next confinement deescalation phase

CORONAVIRUS

Spanish firms react to coronavirus with a wave of temporary layoffs, affecting more than 100,000 jobs

Seat, Burger King and Iberia are among the companies that have so far filed an ERTE, allowing them to suspend jobs “until normality is reestablished”

BUSINESS

Coronavirus outbreak sparks panic buying in Madrid

Customers have been lining up to stock up on supplies as tougher measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 come into effect in the region

TOURISM

Spaniards’ new travel trends: more trips abroad, fewer at home

Despite the overall drop in holidaymakers during the third quarter of last year, tourist spending continued to rise from the same period in 2018

FOOD EXPORTS

Why China is set to pig out on Spanish ham

After years of lobbying, Spain has finally been granted approval to export shoulders and legs of ‘jamón’ to the Asian country, which is the biggest global market for luxury goods

TOURISM

Barcelona tourist tax initiative draws ire from hotel industry

Despite evidence that these charges do not reduce visitor numbers, the sector says that the measure is coming at a bad time following the recent collapse of Thomas Cook

ECONOMY

Spain calls on Brussels to limit Chinese steel imports after Brexit

Industry minister sends letter to European Commission highlighting the “difficult situation” for the sector

TOURISM

Jobs facing ax and millions in losses: How the Thomas Cook collapse affects Spain

The fall of the British travel group poses a major threat to the Spanish tourism industry, especially in the Balearic and Canary Islands

ECONOMY

Spain sees fall in July tourist visits for second year running

Fewer holidaymakers from the United Kingdom and Germany contributed to the slowdown, but it did not affect spending, which rose 2.2% on last year’s figure

BUSINESS

Fakes and piracy are costing Spanish companies €6.8 billion a year

According to a new report, sectors such as fashion, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics in Spain are losing more than 10% of turnover to counterfeiting

WORKPLACE RIGHTS

Problems on day one of Spain’s new clocking-in system: “This is not going to be useful”

Small businesses are having trouble implementing the new rules, which force all companies, regardless of size, to keep track of worker schedules

Tourism

Spain received record-breaking 4.2 million tourists in January

Visitors spent €4.7 billion in the first month of the year, a 3.6% rise from the same period in 2018

TOURISM

Ibiza tops list of most profitable vacation destinations in Spain

Three island locations are among the top five in terms of revenue per available room

ECONOMY

US ticketing giant to open first European development center in Madrid

Eventbrite, which acquired Spanish firm Ticketea in 2018, hopes to triple its workforce in the country over the next three years

Tourism

Spain sets new foreign tourist arrival record for sixth consecutive year

A total of 82.8 million people visited the country in 2018, and spent more on average than in 2017

Science

Want to experience life on Mars? Head for northern Spain

A Spanish company is launching a scientific tourism project involving a mock-up of a Martian colony inside a cave in Cantabria

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Is Spain still the land of bars on every street corner?

Statistics show that the number of drinks establishments has been declining in the country for seven years in a row

TRANSPORTATION

Could Madrid be about to get a new airport for low-cost carriers?

The proposed site in Casarrubios could open by 2023 and receive around 300,000 commercial passengers in its first year

ECONOMY

Could Spain’s thriving tourism industry be coming to a standstill?

A new report has forecast a fall in visits from the country’s main tourist markets, the UK, Germany and France

TOURISM

Informal tourist guide threatened with €600,000 fine by Valencia region

Susana Meseguer was working for tips via the GuruWalk app, but was warned by letter to cease her activity given that she had no official authorization

Economy

Tourism replaces construction as Spain’s main employment driver

More than two million people are employed by the sector but many are on temporary contracts

FOOD SAFETY

Raids in Spain uncover expired meats about to be placed back on the market

In recent weeks police have seized thousands of kilos of ‘jamón’ and other products in several provinces

Insurance fraud

Crackdown on British tourists’ phony food poisoning claims in Spain

New measures will be introduced before summer to put an end to a scam that has swindled Spanish hotels out of millions

BUSINESS

Unions hail success of strike at Amazon warehouse in Madrid

The stoppage – called over a new collective agreement – is the first that the US e-commerce giant has suffered since it began operating in Spain