Articles tagged “spain”

Gibraltar Airport Could Be Jointly Managed by Spain In Post-Brexit Overture

Gibraltar Airport Could Be Jointly Managed by Spain In Post-Brexit Overture

Esteban Duarte, Bloomberg

This airport and rail expansion could really help visitation to Gibraltar, but will that be enough if Gibraltar ends up having to leave the European Union because of its ties to the UK?

1 month ago

Overtourism Countermeasures Include Limits on Cruise Ships and Short-Term Rentals

Overtourism Countermeasures Include Limits on Cruise Ships and Short-Term Rentals

Patrick Whyte, Skift

We've been talking about overtourism for a while now and it's good to see cities getting more creative when it comes to managing numbers. Visitors are going to keep coming to the likes of Barcelona, Dubrovnik, and Amsterdam, and therefore these places are going to have to get smarter about managing the flow of people, whether they already live there or not.

1 month ago

Post-Brexit Gibraltar Wants to Retain Ties to the European Union After the UK Leaves

Post-Brexit Gibraltar Wants to Retain Ties to the European Union After the UK Leaves

Esteban Duarte, Bloomberg

Spain and the UK may have been fighting over Gibraltar for ages, but Brexit need not produce a clear winner and loser. Gibraltar wants to keep its ties to the UK without breaking up with the EU.

1 month ago

Thomas Cook Looks to Turkey and Egypt to Ease Its Pain in Spain

Thomas Cook Looks to Turkey and Egypt to Ease Its Pain in Spain

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Spain's popularity among UK tourists has not dwindled. Thomas Cook will be hoping demand to higher-margin destinations such as Turkey continues to grow or else it faces an expensive summer.

3 months ago

Spain Overtakes a Struggling U.S. as World’s Second Favorite Tourist Destination

Spain Overtakes a Struggling U.S. as World’s Second Favorite Tourist Destination

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Despite facing plenty of challenges, Spain saw a healthy growth in international tourists in 2017. But this year is likely to be tougher because of Barcelona's troubles and with places like Turkey regaining some of their popularity.

3 months ago

Tourists Avoid Catalonia During Separatist Crisis

Tourists Avoid Catalonia During Separatist Crisis

Ainhoa Goyeneche and Maria Tadeo, Bloomberg

Political turmoil is certainly one way to drive away tourists. One has to suspect that visitors will return to Spain's most popular city once the crisis is resolved.

5 months ago

Spain Plans to Shield Its Tourism Industry From Brexit Disruption

Spain Plans to Shield Its Tourism Industry From Brexit Disruption

Charles Penty and Esteban Duarte, Bloomberg

Spain's reliance on UK tourists shows just how interconnected Europe's economies are. Brexit threatens to undo all of this. It makes total sense for countries to start preparing for a worst-case scenario.

5 months ago

Catalonia Tourism Forecasts $520 Million Drop in Visitor Revenue

Catalonia Tourism Forecasts $520 Million Drop in Visitor Revenue

Associated Press

Madrid, not Barcelona, now controls Catalonia tourism. There are no big changes so far, although visitor revenue is expected to plunge, at least in the short term.

6 months ago

Tourism Is the Biggest Loser So Far in Spain-Catalonia Standoff

Tourism Is the Biggest Loser So Far in Spain-Catalonia Standoff

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press

If Catalonia's goal is to create as much chaos as possible for the Madrid government, then tourism may increasingly get caught in the crossfire.

6 months ago

Spain Fires Defiant Catalonia Leaders as Europe Awaits a Confrontation

Spain Fires Defiant Catalonia Leaders as Europe Awaits a Confrontation

Aritz Parra, Associated Press

Will there be massive civil disobedience in Catalonia? Will the Spanish government use force? Will local police put down their arms? These are some of the issues looming as Spain attempts to assert control in an independence-minded Catalonia.

6 months ago

Tourism Powerhouse Catalonia Declares Independence From Spain

Tourism Powerhouse Catalonia Declares Independence From Spain

Maria Tadeo, Esteban Duarte and Rodrigo Orihuela, Bloomberg

Catalonia is concerned about self-determination and independence. That's the news: Its independence declaration and the Spanish government ramping up to intervene. Still, it's our job to look at the tourism ramifications, and the confrontation between Madrid and Barcelona poses a huge question mark about the region's fate.

6 months ago

Catalonia’s Bid for Independence Is Complicating Tourism in Spain

Catalonia’s Bid for Independence Is Complicating Tourism in Spain

Patrick Whyte, Skift

A prolonged period of uncertainty over Catalonia's future does nobody any favors. The region and the city of Barcelona have endured a difficult 2017 and it will be interesting to see if this has any impact on tourism in 2018.

6 months ago