Articles tagged “spain”

Spanish Royals Launch ‘Spain for Sure’ Tourism Campaign

Spanish Royals Launch ‘Spain for Sure’ Tourism Campaign

Clara-Laeila Laudette, Reuters

Deploying the Spanish royal family to promote tourism is a signal Spain is doing whatever it can to salvage a key component of its economy, despite signs the country is on track for its worst economic year on record.

2 weeks ago

Spain Reopens Borders to Most European Countries

Spain Reopens Borders to Most European Countries

Guillermo Martinez and Jessica Jones, Reuters

This is a huge step for one of Europe's most popular destinations. Airports in Spain on Sunday saw travelers, yes, travelers.

2 weeks ago

Spain to Support Tourism With $5 Billion in Aid

Spain to Support Tourism With $5 Billion in Aid

Inti Landauro, Reuters

The most notable parts of Spain's package are nearly $1 billion (€859 million) in loans to subsidize the digitization and modernization of tourism businesses, plus a moratorium on mortgage-loan payments for some travel companies.

2 weeks ago

Spain to Trial Coronavirus Tracing App on La Gomera in the Canary Islands

Spain to Trial Coronavirus Tracing App on La Gomera in the Canary Islands

Isla Binnie, Reuters

All of Europe will be watching.

2 weeks ago

Spain Speeds Border Opening to June 21 for Schengen Tourists

3 weeks ago

Spain Calls for Investigation Into Airlines Breaching EU Refund Regulations

Spain Calls for Investigation Into Airlines Breaching EU Refund Regulations

Reuters, Reuters

Airline refunds have not been happening as they should be in Europe in the wake of mass cancellations due to the virus. Though it's not clear which specific airlines are at fault, the practice has been widespread enough to warrant an investigation.

4 weeks ago

Germany Pushes to Downgrade European Travel Alerts From Warnings to Guidelines

Germany Pushes to Downgrade European Travel Alerts From Warnings to Guidelines

Michelle Martin, Reuters

Germans don't just want time in the sun. As a high-savings country, it relies on its citizens to spend cash in higher-borrowing European countries to help keep the eurozone's finances in balance. Without travel, Germany may have to lead a bigger bailout of countries like Italy.

1 month ago

Spain’s Tourist Economy Begins to Reopen With Guarantee of Good Bill of Health

Spain’s Tourist Economy Begins to Reopen With Guarantee of Good Bill of Health

Inti Landauro and Emma Pinedo, Reuters

With no new deaths reported for the first time in months and an economy beginning to reopen, Spain awaits the return of international visitors — slated for later this summer — with a heightened health promise.

1 month ago

Spain to Lift Some Restrictions on 4 Islands Starting June 1

Spain to Lift Some Restrictions on 4 Islands Starting June 1

Graham Keeley, Reuters

Spain, one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic, is moving aggressively to restore life in calculated phases, allowing restaurants to open terraces and bars to 75 percent capacity on four popular destinations.

1 month ago

Spain May Open Some Cities But Not Others to Foreign Tourism First

Spain May Open Some Cities But Not Others to Foreign Tourism First

Ingrid Melander and Belen Carreno, Reuters

Spain's Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya has declined to give a timetable on when popular cities like Barcelona or Madrid will reopen to foreign visitors. But with summer tourism upon us, the travel sector needs clarity pronto.

1 month ago

Spain to Begin Welcoming Overseas Tourists in July

Spain to Begin Welcoming Overseas Tourists in July

Stephen Burgen and Sam Jones , The Guardian

Spain wasn't messing with its lockdown for its citizens, with some of the toughest rules in Europe. But officials are ready to let in outsiders to jumpstart its devastated economy.

1 month ago

Spain Targets Late June for Reopening to International Visitors

Spain Targets Late June for Reopening to International Visitors

Inti Landauro and Luis Castilleja, Reuters

Even if Spain lifts its international arrivals restrictions in late June, the country's tourism sector is still on track to take a massive financial hit due to coronavirus shutdowns this year.

2 months ago