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Benidorm’s ‘Sunlounger-Gate’

SUNBATHING TOURISTS are on the verge of war as they fight for their piece of space on the famously packed beaches of Benidorm. Most Benidorm hotel and apartment visitors are familiar with the daily summer...

British Airways cabin crew begin 16-day strike

SOME BRITISH Airways cabin crew began a 16-day strike on Saturday in a prolonged pay dispute. Members of BA's ‘mixed fleet’ cabin crew - those who work on both long-haul and short-haul flights - have...

A sigh of relief for French hoteliers

FRENCH hoteliers breathed a sigh of relief on Wednesday as Paris City Council confirmed that from December, it will be mandatory for people renting their apartments on short-term rental websites such as Airbnb to...

TripAdvisor reveals the world’s top holiday rentals

TRIPADVISOR, the travel planning and booking site, announced the winners of its first ever Travellers' Choice awards for Rentals last week. The inaugural awards recognise 30 of the top rental homes in the world, ranging...

Social media addiction could ruin 1 in 4 couple’s holidays and relationships

TOO much time spent checking social media whilst on holiday could result in arguments and even complete relationship breakdowns for couples this summer, a new survey has revealed. The online survey of over 1,000 married...

Record summer predicted for Spanish hoteliers

SPANISH HOTELIERS are expecting a record number of foreign visitors this summer, hotel confederation Cehat said on Wednesday, in a boost for the economy. Spain registered a record 75.5 million foreign visitors in 2016 as...

Young Brits are Europe’s most cultured travellers – but least adventurous

BRITS between 18 and 25 years old are choosing to learn new cultures over relaxing during this summer’s travels and have been found to be among the least adventurous in Europe - with 40...

Benidorm hotel occupancy booming

HOTELS IN Benidorm saw a four percent rise in occupancy in the first half of June. Figures released earlier this week show the town’s hotels experienced a 90.7% occupancy in the first two weeks of...

Music and the arts in Gibraltar

CONTINUING the review of things to do when you visit Gibraltar, John Smith looks at entertainment options. For a small community, there is no doubt that Gibraltar ‘punches above its weight’ and has a great...

App of the week: Google Trips

GOOGLE INTRODUCED an app called Trips last year to help people organise their travel plans and figure out what to do once they arrive at their destination. The app will organise your plane tickets and...

Two of the best airports in the world are in Spain

SPAIN officially has two of the best-ranked airports in the world, whilst the UK has four of the worst-ranked. The new rankings were released by AirHelp and have put Barcelona’s El Prat and Madrid’s Adolfo...

Two of the best airports in the world are in Spain

SPAIN officially has two of the best-ranked airports in the world, whilst the UK has four of the worst-ranked. The new rankings were released by AirHelp and have put Barcelona’s El Prat and Madrid’s Adolfo...

Book a cheap flight with Lufthansa – but the destination is a surprise

WITH airlines under increased public scrutiny in recent months – a United passenger being violently removed from an overbooked flight and Ryanair accused of splitting passengers who do not pay for pre-booked seats, Lufthansa wants...

Alicante-Elche airport gearing up for summer avalanche

WITH 11.5 million passengers expected to transit through Alicante-Elche Airport between now and the end of October, operators AENA have taken steps to strengthen security and increase personnel in preparation for the season. The reinforcement...

Alameda Botanical Gardens: A cool and tranquil oasis in Gibraltar

CONTINUING the weekly review by John Smith on possible things to do in Gibraltar, we now turn to the Alameda Botanical Gardens. Although Gibraltar is considered by many to be a crowded Rock with habitation...

MSC Cruises christens giant new ship

GIANT MSC Cruises on Saturday welcomed its new giant, MSC Meraviglia (pronounced "mehr-ah-vee-ya", meaning wonder), with a star-studded christening ceremony in Le Havre, France. The ship is the biggest ever built by a European-based cruise...

National Geographic Traveller (UK) announces the winners of its inaugural Big Sleep Awards 2017

SALUTING the taste-makers and game-changers of the hotel world, National Geographic Traveller (UK) reveals the winners of its inaugural Big Sleep Awards 2017. With the help of readers and a panel of judges, they’ve selected the...

British Airways back up and running

BRITISH AIRWAYS said it expected to deliver a full schedule of flights from London's Gatwick and Heathrow airports on Tuesday after its computer network recovered from an outage which left 75,000 passengers stranded over...

A word to the wise when visiting Gibraltar: Part Three

HAVING ENJOYED the shops, bars and restaurants, what else is there to do for the day visitor to Gibraltar? Many people have heard of the Apes of Gibraltar which are in fact Barbary Macaques (a...

France’s ‘Puy du Fou’ comes to Spain

PUY du Fou is a historical theme park in the heart of the Vendee region of Western France, known for its ostentatious historical re-enactments – ‘theatrical extravaganzas that feature animals, actors, stunt performers and epic pyrotechnics’. The park brings more than 2...

Malaga airport wins duty free war

AIR PASSENGERS spend more money on duty free at Malaga airport than any other in Spain, it has been announced. Shops in the airport, which occupy around 15,000 square metres of its total space, have...

Driven by humans… parked by robots

THERE IS no doubt that airport parking can be a significant source of grief on holidays and business trips. As well as being expensive, upon your return you’re guaranteed to forget which zone you parked in,...

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NATIONAL POLICE: ‘Terror attack’ stolen vans rumour circulating on social media in Spain is...

SPAIN'S National Police force has confirmed that a rumour of several stolen vans being stolen to be used in a potential terror attack on...

Red flags on the beach mean one thing… DANGER!

AUGUST 15 was a ‘Red Day’ in more than one sense of the word. During the Tuesday national holiday that brought more than the usual number...
Ex Marbella mayor may return

Ex-Marbella mayor may return to power

POLITICAL TURMOIL in Marbella looks set to be resolved by the end of this month. And this could see the return to power of the...
Starlite festival

Marbella´s star studded Starlite festival

MARBELLA’S sixth annual Starlite festival is hotting up, with a series of concerts left to go until the event ends on August 26. Tomorrow night,...
FAST

FAST need first aid… quickly!

FAST – First Aid Support Team – are a group of volunteers from Camposol near to Mazarron.  They respond to medical emergencies on Camposol...
ELCHE DAD TAKES THE BLAME

Dad takes the blame for son in car crash

A FATHER originally took responsibility for a car crash to cover for his son. Following an incident on Calle Bigastro in Elche, a man phoned...
Are we nuts to be nuts about nuts

Are we nuts to be nuts about nuts?

MANY OF us would happily drink a pina colada laced with coconut spirit, or knock back an almond based amaretto liqueur and then later pronounce,...
San Javier Golf Society

San Javier Golf Society

DUE to the extremely hot and humid weather, the latest individual Stableford Qualifier held at La Serena Golf, only included one division.  However, the...
Biker Chase

Bloodied biker in police chase

A BIKER chased by police has crashed on the N-332 in Benissa. The man was left in a serious condition and was taken to hospital...
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Book Review: An Enchantment of Ravens

by Margaret Rogerson Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread,...
Diarrhoea

Sickness claim thrown out of UK court

A BRITISH tourist who blamed poor hygiene in a hotel gave her diarrhoea has had her compensation claim thrown out by a judge. Her boasting about...
Valley Voices

The voices of Jalon enjoying a break

MEMBERS of the Valley Voices may well be enjoying their long summer break, but with autumn around the corner all are eagerly looking forward...

RTN Newspaper – Costa del Sol Edition Issue #016

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