Articles tagged “spain”

Tourism

The Tour Guide Keeping the Spirit Alive at Madrid’s Chamberi Ghost Train Station

Madrid’s metro keeps the bustling city functioning smoothly, but most commuters don’t know about the Chamberí ghost station. So Javier Garrido Garde takes visitors on a tour of a largely forgotten part of Madrid's history.

The Tour Guide Keeping the Spirit Alive at Madrid’s Chamberi Ghost Train Station

Short-Term Rentals

Southern Europe’s Short-Term Rentals Boosted by Economic Crisis in North

The region is already seeing soaring demand for long-term winter stays because of rising energy costs in the north. The impact on traditional vacation pricing could be huge.

Southern Europe’s Short-Term Rentals Boosted by Economic Crisis in North

Short-Term Rentals

Spanish Tourism Leaders Lobby to Curb Short-Term Rental Boom

The hollowing out of city centers to make way for tourists is not good in the short-term and just terrible for long-term quality of life for residents and visitors alike.

Spanish Tourism Leaders Lobby to Curb Short-Term Rental Boom

Hotels

IHG Adds Iberostar Brand in Licensing Deal That Expands Its Beach Presence

Meet the 18th IHG brand. And given how major hotel companies are suddenly keen on all-inclusives, expect a buzz around other potential targets, such as Playa and Sandals.

IHG Adds Iberostar Brand in Licensing Deal That Expands Its Beach Presence

Online Travel

Spain’s eDreams Odiego Says Bargain Hunters Are Behind Bookings Surge

With rising airline ticket prices, the online travel agency is attributing some of its success to its subscription product that gives travelers access to cheaper deals.

Spain’s eDreams Odiego Says Bargain Hunters Are Behind Bookings Surge

News Blog

Spain’s Tourism Minister Quits to Run for Madrid Mayor

Spain's Tourism, Trade and Industry Minister Reyes Maroto will quit to run for mayor of Madrid, triggering a cabinet reshuffle, she said on Monday. During her stint in government, Maroto took the lead on protecting the tourism sector during the pandemic and now heads negotiations over European Union-financed subsidies for industries such as car and…

News Blog

Amadeus Creates New Payment Business Called Outpayce

Travel technology company Amadeus said it was making a "significant investment" by setting up a wholly-owned business called Outpayce, which will focus on “delivering a smooth and connected travel payment experience across the traveler journey and accelerating the pace of fintech innovation in travel.” It has also applied to the Bank of Spain for an…

Business Travel

Marriott Works to Accommodate Employees Traveling for ‘Water Cooler’ Meetups

Friction between what company travel managers want for their remote teams, and what hotels can actually give them, does exist. But Marriott says it's on the case.

Marriott Works to Accommodate Employees Traveling for ‘Water Cooler’ Meetups

News Blog

TripActions Buys Spanish Travel Agency and Meetings Planner Atlanta

If you’d thought Silicon Valley’s TripActions was running out of steam as we head towards the year's end, after its acquisitions and extensive fundraising, think again. On Tuesday the corp travel startup announced its fourth acquisition in 18 months, buying Spain’s Atlanta Events & Corporate Travel Consultants. The rationale, according to the company, is because…

Tourism

Can Reparations From Franco’s Dictatorship Create a New Travel Wave of Migration to Spain?

Plenty of Spanish descendants in Latin America were waiting for this law. A family legacy can now become complete, and also allow them longer trips through Europe.

Can Reparations From Franco’s Dictatorship Create a New Travel Wave of Migration to Spain?