New cruise ship will sail direct from Ireland to Spain

New cruise ship will sail direct from Ireland to Spain

Brittany Ferries has announced the launch of the ship, which will ferry passengers from the southeastern tip of Rosslare to Bilbao twice a week. The Salamanca can carry more than 1,000 passengers from Europort, and can carry bicycles, pedestrians and dogs. The 214.5-meter ferry takes over the direct route from Rosslare to Bilbao twice a week on Wednesday and Friday mornings. The transit lasts 29...

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Spain wants to scrap 90-day restrictions on Brits

Spain wants to lift a 90-day restriction on visitors from the UK, allowing them to stay in the country indefinitely, as they were allowed before Brexit. Currently, visitors from outside the EU, including the UK, can visit for 90 days in any 180-day period. Before the pandemic, Spain received around 84 million tourists a year, including 17 million from the UK, a figure that fell when pandemic...

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Europeans are coming to Spain to escape rising energy prices

The Spanish city of Benidorm, on the Costa Blanca, has long been a popular tourist destination for people from all over Europe. It has also become a place where people can save on high energy bills due to the mild climate. The European Union has accepted Spain's so-called "Iberian exemption", allowing the country to decouple gas prices from electricity prices for a year. This option could halve...

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In September 2022, 24,881,291 passengers passed through Spain’s airports

The Spanish Airports and Air Navigation network (AENA) ended September with 91.7% more passengers than the same month in 2019. In September 2022, the AENA network's airports closed with 24,881,291 passengers. This number represents an 8.3 percentage point decline from pre-pandemic levels, indicating that 91.7% of the traffic seen in September 2019 has already recovered. Additionally, 209,069...

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How to get through floodwaters safely in Spain

If you come upon a flood or standing water, follow these instructions. Winter is on its way. Due to the current deluge of rain that has covered half of Spain, it may feel as though it has already come. Streets and even major thoroughfares have been inundated, some have become raging rivers, and others have been entirely sealed off, making even the most cautious drivers' driving conditions...

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Ever longed to relocate to Spain? You could be able to remain for 5 years with a new digital nomad visa

A new digital nomad visa allows non-EU citizens to live and work somewhere for a maximum of five years may soon be introduced by Spain. If the plan is accepted, Italy, Greece, and Croatia would join a number of other European countries that have recently implemented some type of programme for digital nomads. According to Economic Affairs Minister Nadia Calvio, the goal was to "attract and retain...

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Spain experiences a growing tourism recovery

According to figures by Turespaa from Aena records, Spain welcomed close to nine million passengers from foreign airports in August, accounting for 87% of those who came in the same month of 2019. These figures are "extremely promising," says Reyes Maroto, minister of industry, trade, and tourism, "since they confirm the intense revival of the tourist sector that is fighting well the uncertainties...

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Brits believe that by 2027 famous vacation spots like Spain, Greece, and Turkey will be “too hot” to visit

Most Brits believe that by 2027, Spain, Greece, and Turkey would be "too hot" to visit due to rising temperatures brought on by climate change. Every summer, tourists from the cloudy UK swarm to Europe in search of sunlight. However, a recent study indicates that this tendency might change when the temperature rises progressively year over year. According to a UK poll by InsureandGo, a...

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Manchester to Spain flight takes off without ANY of its luggage

An ENTIRE flight's worth of luggage was left behind in the UK, leaving passengers travelling from Manchester to Spain stranded without their things. Due to "the absence of handling agents from our handling supplier," the Iberia Express aircraft to Madrid from Manchester Airport on Sunday (September 11) took off without any luggage, according to the airline. But according to passengers the Manchester...

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Barcelona’s advantages and disadvantages

What aspects of expat life in Barcelona are really the best and worst? One of the greatest cities in Spain for expats to reside in is likely Barcelona. The influx of foreign employees who have already settled in the city is evidence of its attractiveness. In addition to the delicious cuisine and beautiful scenery, it's a promising location for business, especially for freelancers. Below is a brief...

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