Sebastian Ebel – TUI: Spain at its limits – We are looking at other destinations in the Mediterranean

With protests against mass tourism in Mallorca and the Balearic and Canary Islands in general snowballing, TUI CEO Sebastian Ebel says TUI is looking for other Mediterranean destinations and less crowded countries to expand, including Egypt, Turkey and alternatives, like Algeria. He said TUI had “reached capacity limits in the Balearics, including Ibiza, and is […]

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Tragedy in Mallorca | 4 dead, 16 injured and dozens trapped by the collapse of a restaurant

A desperate search for survivors is underway after a two-storey beach club collapsed on the Spanish island of Majorca, killing four people and injuring 16, according to local authorities. Meanwhile, several people are believed to be trapped under the debris at the site of the Medusa Beach Club, a beachfront restaurant and entertainment venue in […]

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Holidu controlled by Clubrural

Holidu’s workforce was acquired by Clubrural, a company specialising in short-term rentals in rural areas in Spain and Portugal, as part of a recent acquisition, the amount of which remains unknown. Founded in 1997, Clubrural, based in Madrid, Spain, has a portfolio of 28,000 homes and apartments and attracts 15 million visitors annually. Hosts on […]

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New measures to combat over-tourism in Spain | Ban on drinking alcohol in public places

The measure banning the consumption of alcohol in public places between 9.30 pm and 8 am in Mallorca and Ibiza started to be implemented last Saturday, with the Balearic Islands government adding another measure against over-tourism to its quiver. The new decree passed by the Balearic Islands government bans the sale and consumption of alcohol […]

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More and more new hotels in Spain | 260 openings by 2025 | 22% high class hotels

New hotel openings in Spain are exploding, with 260 hotel openings planned across the country between 1 April 2024 and 31 December 2025, of which 22% will be premium hotels, according to real estate consultancy CBRE. According to the company, half of these hotels will be concentrated in Malaga, Madrid, Valencia and the Canary Islands. […]

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Overtourism: “Say less, do more” the message of Spanish protesters

Many cities in Spain, starting with the Canary Islands, are drowning in tourists, leading to demonstrations in this region and others such as Mallorca and the rest of the Balearic Islands, Malaga and Granada by locals, who consider mass tourism harmful to their country. The first demonstration was in Santa Cruz, Tenerife on April 20 […]

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Jet2: Abolition of popular flight check-in resort combined with job cuts in Spain

Jet2 reported some discussions about proposed redundancies with staff working in Spain, including those working in the Resort flight control service. The Canarian Weekly reports that 996 employees at Alicante, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura airports have been told that Jet2 is dealing with plans to cut 35% of jobs when […]

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Spain amends the proposal to ban domestic flights

Spain plans to follow France, another EU member state, in banning certain short domestic flights. Under the government’s proposal, airlines would not be allowed to operate flights on routes where the train journey takes less than two and a half hours, unless they are connected to international flights at a central airport. However, this is […]

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€530 million fine $ in Booking in Spain | Inquiry in Greece | EUR 276 million $ fine and in the Netherlands!

-Facing a hefty fine of €530 million. $ is Booking Holdings by Spanish regulators for violations of competition principles in its commercial practices. This fine comes after a fine of EUR 276 million. $ in the Netherlands, while there are questions about the investigation of the Competition Commission in Greece into Booking’s practices. It is […]

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ForwardKeys: Top travel trends and destination rankings in summer ‘23

ForwardKeys, the leading travel analytics firm has identified six major trends in global air travel this summer. They are revealed by an analysis of the top destinations and top origin markets compared to last year and to pre-pandemic levels in 2019. The major trends are: • US dominance • Patchy post-pandemic recovery • The Far […]

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