• Hotel Stays Up 3.8% to September

    According to data published last week by the National Statistics Institute, the number of overnight hotel stays registered in Spain increased by 3.8% to the end of September, and is in line with the 3.8% increase in the number of …

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  • Spain Received Record 54.4 Million International Tourists to September

    In the nine month period from January to September, Spain received a record total of 54.4 million international tourists, representing an increase of 3.8% over the same period of last year, and an additional 2 million visitors. According to data …

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  • Government Awards New Licences for Free-to-Air Television

    The Spanish Government has agreed to award six new licences for digital terrestrial television (DTT), under a system of free-to-air TV broadcasting at a nationwide level. The new channels are expected to begin broadcasting in Spain within six months. Spain’s …

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  • Spanish Airports Handled Record 21 Million Passengers in September

    The AENA Spanish airports network recorded the highest volume of passengers for a month of September in its history, with a total of 21.02 million passengers in the month, which represents an increase of 5% over the same month of …

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  • WiFi Installation on Spain’s AVE High Speed Trains to Begin November

    The Spanish Minister of Development, Ana Pastor, announced recently that next month the state-owned railway operator, Renfe, intends to award the contract for installing WiFi technology on board their AVE high speed trains in Spain, with the contract planned to …

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  • Hotel Overnight Stays Up 4.5% in August

    Spanish hotels registered a total of 44.9 million overnight stays in August, according to provisional data published last week by the National Statistics Institute, which is 4.5% more than in the same month of 2014. The year-on-year increase in overnight …

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  • Iberia and Renfe Launch Joint Air-Rail Ticket

    Following a one-year pilot programme, Renfe and Iberia have launched a combined high speed train-plane ticket which connects the Iberia Group’s international network with various national Renfe destinations, simplifies the purchase process and the issue of tickets, and improves customer …

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  • Spanish Airports Registered Record Month for Passenger Traffic in August

    In August this year, the Spanish airports in the Aena airports network recorded the best month in its history for passengers numbers, with a total of 24,001,019 travellers, which represents an increase of 4.7% over the same month of 2014, …

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  • Barcelona Top Destination for Europeans

    Barcelona was the favourite Spanish destination for Europeans in August, while Madrid was the top choice for Spanish travellers, according to an analysis of user search data from the online travel website, JetCost. Specifically, the city of Barcelona was the …

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  • Spaniards’ Summer Holiday Spending Rises

    Data from the latest survey from the Cetelem Observatory on comparisons (2014-2015) between declarations of intent and the actual expenditure in relation to summer holidays, reveals that Spaniards spent more this year on their holidays than in 2014. Specifically, 23.4% …

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  • International Tourists’ Spending up 7.7% Y-o-Y to July

    According to data from the latest Egatur tourist expenditure survey, published last week by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, international tourists visiting Spain spent a total of 37,129 million euros between January and July this year, which represents …

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  • Hotel Stays Rise by 5.9% in July

    Spanish hotels recorded 39.8 million overnight stays in July, representing an increase of 5.9% over the same month of 2014, according to data published by the National Statistics Institute this week. The increase in overnight stays is due mainly to …

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  • Google Dedicates Doodle to 70th Anniversary of La Tomatina

    Google paid tribute to La Tomatina by dedicating their Doodle today to the popular fiesta, held in the Valencian town of Buñol, which this year celebrates its 70th anniversary. The animated Doodle shows various characters engaging in a battle of …

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  • Low Cost Airline Passengers Up 9.7% to July

    Low cost airlines transported 20.16 million passengers in the first seven months of the year, which represents an increase of 9.7% over the same period of 2014, and accounted for 49.4% of the air passenger traffic departing from or arriving …

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  • Luxury Holiday Home Rentals on the Increase

    The holiday rental market for luxury homes with rental prices of between 3,000 and 8,000 euros per week, have increased this summer compared with previous years, according to a study by the real estate agency, Coldwell Banker España, continuing the …

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