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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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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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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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SPAIN is a popular holiday destination for Britons, but which locations are the best for sun worshippers?

Using data from World Weather Online, the holiday search engine Holidu identified the cities in Spain with the greatest sun hours each month. Alicante Alicante is a popular British vacation location, with an average of 349 hours of sunshine every month. Located on the Costa Blanca coast, Alicante has extensive beaches, restaurants and bars, and a busy nightlife scene. On the other hand,...

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Tourist expenditure in Spain by Britons, Germans, and the French exceeds pre-pandemic levels

IN March, the majority of visitors to Spain were British, followed by Germans and French. In March alone, before the Easter vacation and long before the summer season begins, 4 million visitors visited Spain. This figure is just 29% fewer than the same period in 2019 before the epidemic started. Despite the reduced numbers, they spent more than they did two years ago: each international visitor spent...

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MSC Cruises have chosen Malaga, Spain as the port of embarkation for 29 cruises this summer

DURING the ship's season, the stopovers will have a considerable economic influence on the local economy. The world's third-largest cruise line, MSC Cruises, is expanding its presence in Malaga, which will be the port of embarkation for a new itinerary around the Western Mediterranean beginning this summer of 2022. The 11-day, 10-night cruise will take place from June through October aboard MSC...

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Entry Requirements for Spring 2022 Travel to Spain

Unlike numerous other European Union and European Economic Area countries that have already eased their entry restrictions, Spain has not done so. While the government requires visitors to produce acceptable proof of identity upon admission, not everyone is subject to the same requirements. According to the Spanish Ministry of Health, travellers are separated into two groups: those travelling from...

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