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The Brits are Still Coming – On Mass

The Brits are Still Coming – On Mass

Falling exchange rates and Brexit fears do not seem to be bothering UK tourists coming to the Costa Blanca, according to latest figures from the National Statistics Institute. On the back of a record 2016 for foreign tourism, the January returns show a massive 32 percent hike in the number of British visitors coming to

Vega Baja Steps Up Promoting the Area to Tourists

Vega Baja Steps Up Promoting the Area to Tourists

“There’s a lot more to the Vega Baja area than just beaches” is the message that local councils are saying in a new move to attract more tourists to explore the inland attractions of the area when they come on holiday.  Orihuela council hosted a meeting of representatives of 27 councils which included  Torrevieja, Pilar

Figures for Costa Blanca Hotel Stays Last Year Boosted by National Tourists

Figures for Costa Blanca Hotel Stays Last Year Boosted by National Tourists

The Costa Blanca’s tourist boom in hotel stays last year was not just down to a rise in international visitors, but was also boosted by a big hike in domestic tourists, according to figures from the National Statistics Institute. After Madrid, the Costa Blanca was the biggest attraction for Spanish tourists looking for a break, with

Tourist Toppers

Spain has smashed the record for visits from foreign tourists last year, with a total of 71 and a half million visitors, and that’s before figures for December are factored in early next month! In November alone, four point one million foreign visitors arrived in Spain, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE). Up

No Worries For Ryanair

No Worries For Ryanair

Low-cost carrier Ryanair says that they don’t see any falls in UK visitor numbers flying into Alicante-Elche airport because of Brexit and the current falls in the exchange rate between the pound and the euro. The comments came after Valencian political leaders expressed concern about the possible uncertainty of what might happen in regard to

Checking Limits

Checking Limits

La Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT) has upped the number of mobile radar speed traps across the Valencian region with a focus on roads which have seen an increasing number of accidents. Monitoring was increased over last weekend’s holiday period and one route that is being covered more extensively is the N-332 between Torrevieja and Santa Pola. DGT Read More …

Busy Day Cruising

Busy Day Cruising

Alicante had a particularly busy day on Tuesday as 6,100 cruise passengers and crew arrived at the same time on board two ships. P&O´s El Ventura arrived from Italy with 3,200 passengers on board, whereas the Artania carried 1,200 passengers from Málaga. Unlike Torrevieja there was no little train waiting to take them on a Read More …

Police Silencers

Police Silencers

The Local Police in Orihuela have embarked on a week-long campaign to control excessive noise emitted by motorcycles and scooters. All this week the officers will be conducting random and spot checks aimed at silencing the noisier vehicles which cause disturbances to the peace and quiet of neighbourhoods, and also cause problems for the local Read More …

Carry On Spending

Carry On Spending

Spain’s record-breaking tourist year is being matched by record-breaking spending according to the latest government figures. The Tourism Ministry says that up to the end of August, over 46 billion euros was spent by foreign tourists in the country, a seven percent rise on the same figure last year, with British visitors spending over nine Read More …

Tourist Boost

Tourist Boost

A best-ever figure of 47.2 million foreign tourists visited Spain this year up till the end of August this year, just over four percent more than the same eight months of 2014. There were nine point two million visitors last month, some one point six percent more than August last year. Last month’s figures showed Read More …