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12:42

Local

Foreign tourists who travel to Andalucía offered free coronavirus insurance

Pilar Martínez

Andalucía has kicked off 2021 with a new campaign to reinforce its position as a safe destination to travel. A free medical insurance policy with Covid-19 coverage for non-resident international tourists is being offered to entice visitors back ... houses. This initiative will continue throughout the year, and will be operated by Europ Assistance. "This is a free medical insurance for all foreign tourists, who are not residents, who travel to Andalucía by any means of transport between 1 January ... of transport and repatriation and costs derived from an extension of the stay by quarantine.” In addition, tourists will have a multilingual 24-hour helpline available to answer their questions. The initiative is “a response to a demand from the

13:06

LifeStyle

Urban art brings warmth to Soho

JUAN SOTO

Soho to attract new visitors. Estrella Zurita and Estrella Malet, who are mother and daughter, own the Lock And Relax left luggage business, and they had time on their hands because there are so few tourists in the city nowadays. What began as a

13:02

Local

Coronavirus crisis estimated to have cost the Costa del Sol 10.3 billion euros

Pilar Martínez

The tourism crash crisis caused by the worldwide coronavirus pandemic has led to estimated losses of 10.3 billion euros across the Malaga province, according to a Costa del Sol Tourism report. It is reckoned that the number of tourists lost in ... 2020 in the province will amount to 9.4 million travellers, which represents a drop of 71.7 per cent over the total number of visitors in 2019. In the Turismo Costa del Sol report, 'Effects on employment, the number of tourists and the economy’, it is

18:41

Local

Costa del Sol hoteliers fight back against Covid business devastation

Pilar Martínez

...will be accepted and help enable the recovery of the sector that has suffered massively as tourists have stayed away from the coast in their droves. The report was prepared in collaboration with the consulting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the

13:34

Local

Costa puts on the charm offensive for British tourists at a virtual World Travel Market

Pilar Martínez

Malaga among the best European cities to live "We have to show that the Costa hasn't forgotten about them [British tourists], that we know they love us and to tell them that we are waiting for them and that we are going to give them the best we have to ... subsides the British will want to travel [to southern Spain]". Between January and September this year, only around 167,000 Brits stayed in the province, a drop of 79 per cent. Last year, by comparison, hotels welcomed a million British tourists for the

14:39

Opinion

The devastating effects of a Costa with no tourists

Pilar Martínez

...stayed open or the busiest resorts have been spared the Covid-19 crisis. The sector sees no sign of the decision to stop tourists coming 'sine die' being reversed. The times in which we are living make it more inviting to save companies and jobs than to

15:12

Local

The Costa del Sol tourism industry looks forward to its recovery

sur

...arrival and departure, an offer regional president Juanma Moreno reiterated in Malaga on Wednesday. “As soon as we flatten the curve of infection, the tourists will come back,” said Maroto. Pedro Luis Gómez, Ramón de Izequilla, Tim Hemmings, Juan ... Molas, Margarita del Cid and MiguelSanz by video link. Salvador Salas The minister also confirmed that the government planned to extend the grace period for loan repayments and extend the ERTE scheme “for as long as necessary”. 18 million tourists lost ... though, was the message delivered by Deputy British Ambassador to Spain Tim Hemmings, who took part in the debate moderated by the SUR Director of Publications, Pedro Luis Gómez. For Hemmings there is no question about whether British tourists will

15:03

Opinion

No smile for this tourist

PEDRO LUIS GÓMEZ

The world looks on in surprise as we become indisputable leaders in all things Covid. This bug has thrown out all the tourists and settled in Spain, where obviously everyone would like to live. Nine out of the ten regions in Europe with the ... live here. As long as he's among us the real tourists won't come. And we won't sleep at night...

11:42

LifeStyle

15 January 2012: The death of Manuel Fraga, founder of the PP

Jennie Rhodes

...famous 'Spain is Different' catchphrase, which was used in tourism campaigns during the 1950s and 60s. In 1966 Fraga sought to reassure locals in Almeria and potential tourists that there was no threat to their health after four atomic bombs fell near

18:19

Local

The Axarquía is currently the only area in Malaga at risk of drought

AGUSTÍN PELÁEZ

...cent full. Tapia Ruano put the higher levels down to a lack of tourists. He said that the Junta was waiting for authorisation from Nerja town hall to take water from the Chíllar river to help the situation. The mayor of Vélez-Málaga, Antonio Moreno,

17:54

LifeStyle

The other 'Torcals' of Malaga province

FRANCISCO GUTIÉRREZ

El Torcal in Antequera is one of the symbols of Malaga province. The strangely shaped rock formations in this area of the countryside never go unnoticed, and over the years it has become a major tourist attraction. In fact, together with the Nerja Ca

12:34

Local

Expat bar owners complain of lack of support from Fuengirola town hall

Tony Bryant

Fuengirola. A group of expats who own businesses in the port in Fuengirola held a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the current crisis they are facing regarding the fall in trade caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The group, which has set up a Facebook p

14:23

Local

Andalusian president believes that new mask rules won't put tourists off coming

A. M. ROMERO

The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Juanma Moreno, said on Wednesday that the new stricter obligation to wear a face mask would not put tourists off coming to the region. Moreno said the measure was "proportional and timely" as the Junta ... de Andalucía aims to avoid situations currently affecting regions with more new cases such as Catalonia and Aragon. He said that by introducing the regulation Andalucía was offering safety "which is what tourists are demanding". He added that the measure ... would be a "decisive" factor in tourists choosing to come to the region.

14:23

Local

Residents and tourists get used to new face mask regulations in Andalucía

JOSÉ LUIS PIEDRA / JUAN SOTO

Junta believes that the new prevention rules won't put tourists off More than 60% of people in Spain want stricter measures against the pandemic "A lot of people wear them hanging around their necks and only put them on when they see us," said one

14:26

Local

A fantastic summer for swimming in the sea

FRANCISCO JIMÉNEZ

The summer of 2020 will be remembered for restricted numbers of people on beaches, social distancing, having to wear a mask when walking along the shore and the lack of foreign tourists toasting themselves in the sun. It will probably also be ... generally cleaner in terms of rubbish and sewage. In this case, there is a simple explanation. "There has been less pressure on the beaches, so people have not left as much rubbish behind as usual, and also as there have been fewer tourists the sewage plants

19:47

Local

Costa del Sol calls for clarity amid talk of quarantine for British tourists

EFE

The president of the Malaga provincial authority, Francisco Salado, called on Wednesday for "messages of reassurance and certainty" from the government with regard to the arrival of British tourists in Spain. He referred to the suggestion made by ... Foreign Minster Arancha González Laya on the BBC's Hard Talk programme on Tuesday that quarantine could be imposed on British tourists if the UK government does not relax its own Covid-19 isolation rule on visitors from overseas. "We will be looking at ... experience". "This is not the time for games of chess," he said, "but time to ensure that tourists come to Spain with necessary health guarantees". Frontiers should be opened both with the Shengen area as well as with the "great ally" that the UK has always

17:39

Local

Junta wants a dummy run of foreign tourists arriving and health ID cards

P. MARTÍNEZ / M. D. TORTOSA

The Junta regional government has said that it wants Andalucía to be on the front foot in welcoming back the first foreign tourists to Spain by running a pilot scheme similar to the one planned on the Balearic Islands. Ahead of Spain reopening ... its borders on 1 July, almost 11,000 German tourists staying a minimum of five nights will be allowed to the Balearics in the second half of June as a test to see how well facilities and staff working in tourism can cope. The Health minister,

20:30

Local

Junta wants safe air corridor between UK and Costa del Sol in place for spring 2021

Pilar Martínez

Normally British tourists are a fundamental pillar of tourism on the Costa del Sol and account for 30 per cent of passengers arriving at the Malaga-Costa del Sol airport and a similar proportion of hotel reservations. But since coronavirus travel ... suddenly included the islands on the list of territories where tourists are forced to quarantine on return. Undeterred the Junta de Andalucía says talks to negotiate a safe air corridor are ongoing and it is hoped it could be in place by spring 2021. ... In the first ten months of this year, mobility restrictions have seen almost 2.3 million less British tourists arrive at Malaga's airport. Compared to the same period last year it's a drop of 87 per cent according to data collected by the Costa del

12:54

Local

Bid to draw back tourists to Torremolinos after coronavirus crisis

Tony Bryant

The Torremolinos tourism department has launched a campaign in a bid to draw visitors back after the state of alarm has been lifted. Under the banner of #NosVemosPronto (see you soon), a new promotional video focuses on the town's main assets, inc

15:04

National

Opening of Spain's borders to tourists in July could be staggered by region

E. MARTÍNEZ / R. HAYNES / EFE

...have since confirmed that the current two-week quarantine requirement for anyone entering Spain would be lifted before tourists started to arrive in July. Airlines include the Costa del Sol on their new summer schedules Foreign minister ... Reyes Maroto, said that the quarantine would only last as long as the state of alarm, which at present is in force until 7 June. She too, encouraged foreign tourists, especially French and Germans, to visit Spain this summer. This came in response to ... tourism and tourism needs safety [in the countries of] origin and safety in the destination, and for that reason we will guarantee that tourists are not at risk here and that they don't bring risks to our country," said Sánchez on Saturday. Mixed

13:41

National

British embassy updates travel advice for tourists in Spain

SUR in ENglish

The British embassy in Madrid has recently updated its coronavirus crisis travel information aimed at tourists from the UK still in Spain. The information covers the situation regarding hotels, which have been ordered to close across Spain by next ... grouped into smaller numbers of hotels, but they have underlined that no-one will be left without accommodation. We advise British tourists in Spain who wish to return to the UK to make travel plans to do so as soon as possible," informs the embassy.

18:12

Local

Nine tourists remain in isolation in Torremolinos hotel

ALBERTO GÓMEZ

Nine tourists staying at the Sol Don hotel complex in Torremolinos, which belongs to the Meliá group, remain in isolation after testing positive for coronavirus. This is a group of visitors of various nationalities, mostly Americans, who ... contracted the virus from their tour guide, who came from Italy. So far, none of these nine cases have shown any symptoms but a 14-day quarantine has been ordered, with no contact allowed with other visitors. The tourists, who were participating in a trip ... For the duration of the quarantine, the tourists will be monitored for possible symptoms and their temperatures will be taken every day. The nine guests are being kept in a confined space where they are being brought food on trays to avoid contact with

18:15

Local

"We feel more at ease and safer here than in the UK"

TONY BRYANT JENNIE RHODES

An estimated 600,000 British nationals were on holiday in Spain on Saturday when the UK government announced that they would face a 14-day quarantine when they got home. The government stressed that they could finish their holidays - they didn't ha

10:20

Opinion

Why Malaga is the best place to have a business in 2021

Joanna Styles

...that Malaga is one of them. And one of the best because the city brings together exactly what tourists and would-be relocators will be looking for in 2021. Here’s why. Safety first. Top of visitors’ priorities will be health and safety guarantees and ... of Guide to Malaga, a provider of information in English about the city for tourists and residents. www.guidetomalaga.com

16:17

Local

Hotels expect August to be quieter than July, when occupancy was 40%

Pilar Martínez

...last year. The report says Andalusian destinations received 72.5 per cent fewer international tourists between January and the end of June. Not only are there fewer visitors, but they are spending less and staying for a shorter time. The statistics ... show that compared with last year, spending by tourists in Spain as a whole has dropped by 40.8 per cent to 651 euros per person, and the average length of stay has reduced by one day to 5.7 days.

19:42

Local

Only around 60 hotels on the Costa del Sol have reopened so far

Pilar Martínez

Wednesday marked the busiest day so far in terms of hotels and other tourist accommodation on the Costa del Sol reopening. Around a dozen welcomed visitors again, but data shows that there are barely 60 currently in operation. In Malaga city, the

13:11

Local

A few hotels stay open for key workers and stranded tourists

P. MARTÍNEZ / N. HESKETH

...list is for key workers, such as from health and emergency services, who cannot get home. However tourists stranded, waiting for a flight or having to cross Spain by road before heading to France, are also able to use them. Los Monteros rejected

12:56

National

Embassy urges UK tourists to return home as soon as possible

The British Embassy in Madrid issued information and advice for British travellers in Spain, when the order for all hotels and short-term accommodation to close by 26 March was announced. Ambassador Hugh Elliott recorded a video which was posted o

19:39

National

UK government advises against travel to Spain and recommends all tourists return

SUR IN ENGLISH

British Ambassador to Spain, Hugh Elliott has reminded residents and tourists still in Spain that the key requirement of the Spanish government's state of alarm decree is to stay at home. The Spanish government has not restricted flights to the UK ... and tourists can still return home should they wish to do, he said, although they are encouraged to check with their airline or travel company. The message comes after the British government advised against all but essential travel to Spain and ... recommended that all tourists return home if and when possible.

17:52

Local

Tourists rush to Malaga Airport to escape lockdown as Costa del Sol hotels close

Pilar Martínez

Long queues formed at Malaga Airport on Sunday as tourists cut short their holidays to escape the lockdown imposed by the Spanish government to fight the coronavirus crisis. Notices informed guests of the ban on leaving the premises as well as the ... closure of hotel gyms and pools and airlines put into action special plans to return tourists to their countries of origin. On Sunday Easyjet, TUI and Jet2.com announced that they would stop flying in and out of Spain on Tuesday, while Ryanair said that ... it would cut its schedule to comply with the state of alarm decree. This establishes that passenger transport should be reduced by 50%. As the crowds of tourists in the airport on Sunday made it look like a day in August, the public announcements

12:54

Local

Costa del Sol deserted at traditional start of peak season

Pilar Martínez

...airlines connecting 133 destinations on 235 routes, 22 of which were new. Bid to draw back tourists to Torremolinos after coronavirus crisis As for when we can see a return to normality, there is no news yet - only concern for the industry in ... episode in 2003. Using this model, we would see 14 million tourists arriving in 2020 - 18.4 million less than in 2019, down almost 60 per cent," said Marín. Promotional campaigns Marín's message to the industry, however, is that the sector will

15:59

National

Government rectifies 22 June border-opening announcement

SUR

The date for the arrival of the first international tourists in Spain after the coronavirus crisis is still unclear after mixed messages from the government on Thursday. Minister for Tourism Reyes Maroto's announcement that land borders with France ... however, was reciprocity and the Spanish foreign minister, Arancha González Laya, said that Germany would lift its veto "as soon as Spain allows the arrival of tourists". The Balearic and Canary islands remained hopeful this week that the government would ... allow international tourists to their destinations before the rest of Spain, after the state of alarm is lifted on 21 June. The government said earlier this week that it was working on establishing safe air bridges, initially between the Spanish