Spain tourism - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Spain tourism


Coronavirus leaves Spain's interior a tourist desert

Jul 12, 2020 - 10:25 PM

The plunge in tourism, a sector that accounts for 12% of Spain's economy, will be felt like a body blow

A lone tourist walks around The Mezquita in Cordoba on July 8, 2020 after restrictions were lifted following a national lockdown put in place to fight the coronavirus pandemic. - In Spain, the world's number two tourist destination behind France, spending by foreign tourists has plunged by 62 percent in the first five months of the year compared with the same period in 2019. (Photo by CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP)

Spain foreign tourist arrivals slump 64% in March 2020

May 06, 2020 - 6:20 PM

Although Spain is the world's top tourist destination after France, only two million tourists visit in March 2020

SPAIN OUTBREAK. A picture shows an apartment building in Salou near Tarragona on March 12, 2020. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

Coronavirus empties Spanish resorts of elderly tourists

Mar 14, 2020 - 9:30 AM

Spain implements restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus, including scrapping a state-sponsored scheme of cheap getaways for pensioners

A picture shows an apartment building in Salou near Tarragona on March 12, 2020. - Since the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak began in China, it has been the elderly who are most vulnerable to the effects of the virus. Last week, Madrid health officials closed elderly day-care centres after a cluster of infections, with a top health official suggesting it was unwise for children to stay with their grandparents. (Photo by Josep LAGO / AFP)

Fed-up Spanish cities are bursting Airbnb's bubble

May 27, 2018 - 4:05 PM

Complaints abound in Spain that greedy landlords are throwing out long-term tenants to cash in on the tourist flow

Banners reading "No tourist flats" hang from a balcony to protest against holiday rental apartments for tourists in Barcelona's neighborhood of Barceloneta on November 24, 2016.  Barcelona city hall said today it would fine home rental websites Airbnb and rival HomeAway 600,000 euros ($635,000) each for marketing lodgings that lacked permits to host tourists.  / AFP PHOTO / PAU BARRENA