Woman killed as four people are shot in Marbella nightclub before gunman is stabbed

A woman has allegedly been killed after four people were shot in a Marbella nightclub when a gunman went on a rampage on the crowded dance floor. The shootings took place in the early hours of this morning at Opium Beach Club, a club popular with British tourists in the Spanish holiday hotspot. A fight had broken out among the revellers when the shooter took out his gun and started firing. He was then stabbed in the head and torso, sources said, and he remains in hospital in a serious condition. According to Euro Weekly, a woman has been confirmed dead after … Continue reading Woman killed as four people are shot in Marbella nightclub before gunman is stabbed

26 year old British man arrested at Ibiza airport after smashing girlfriend’s head with a bottle

A British holidaymaker was arrested after allegedly smashing his partner over the head with a bottle at Ibiza Airport. The 26-year-old was held at the door to the Ibiza Airport terminal after members of a flight crew leaving the area alerted police to the attack at midnight on June 11. The incident happened minutes after the couple reached the holiday island on a late-night flight from the UK.  Local reports said police found the assault victim injured on the floor with her belongings scattered on the ground when they reached the scene. A Civil Guard spokesman confirmed: ‘We took a … Continue reading 26 year old British man arrested at Ibiza airport after smashing girlfriend’s head with a bottle

British tourist in intensive care after landing on rocks as he jumped into sea

A British tourist is in intensive care after falling on rocks as he jumped into the sea near the Ibiza party resort of San Antonio. The holidaymaker, believed to be 33, is said to have suffered a cervical spine fracture which can cause paralysis from the chest down. No-one from the hospital was available this morning to comment on his condition. But local reports yesterday when he was stretchered from the scene in a boat had described him as ‘critical.’ The alarm was raised around 4pm after the accident at Cala Salada, a cove of gravel and sand in a … Continue reading British tourist in intensive care after landing on rocks as he jumped into sea

Passengers scream as world’s longest cruise ship crashes into Jamaican pier

Passengers aboard Royal Caribbean’s The Harmony of the Seas could be heard screaming as the 1,188-foot ship crashed into a pier in Jamaica. The incident happened on Thursday when the cruise liner docked at Falmouth, a busy port on the country’s northern shore, at about 7am. Several bits of port infrastructure were damaged in the collision, including a pier structure which was crushed by the 227,000 tonne vessel. An investigation is underway. Passengers could be heard screaming as the ship drifted towards the port and crashed into a pier, where it was trying to dock. “Oh my God”, one woman could be … Continue reading Passengers scream as world’s longest cruise ship crashes into Jamaican pier

Covid-19: Spain to allow non-vaccinated British travellers within days

British holidaymakers without Covid-19 vaccination certificates will be able to enter Spain “within days”, the country’s Tourism Minister has said. Non-jabbed Brits have been unable to travel to Spain despite the easing of most other health restrictions, including the obligatory wearing of face masks in public in virtually all indoor public spaces. It was thought the ban on non-vaccinated adult tourists from the UK would remain in place until at least June 15 following a new extension but, on Thursday Spain’s Tourism Minister Maria Reyes Maroto made the unexpected announcement of an imminent change to the rules. She said in a radio interview: “It’s going … Continue reading Covid-19: Spain to allow non-vaccinated British travellers within days

FYI: See what happens when you get the dreaded SSSS on your boarding pass

There seem to be a lot of hidden codes in daily life that might give you some good or bad news. If you overhear an intercom calling for Inspector Sands at a train station, that means that a fire alarm could have gone off, but it’s not definite enough to do a proper evacuation yet so staff need to check. Hearing ‘Code 3’ on the London underground network could mean there’s a vomit situation to clear up. And for those travelling via aeroplane, there are several different things to look out for our your boarding pass, including a sneaky letter that … Continue reading FYI: See what happens when you get the dreaded SSSS on your boarding pass

Tragic: British father and son, 9, killed in Australian mountain landslide

Two members of a British family have died and two others are critically injured after a landslide while they were hiking on holiday in Australia. The man, 49, and his nine-year-old son were killed by falling rocks in the Blue Mountains near Sydney on Monday. A woman, 50, and her son, 14, were taken to hospital with serious head and abdominal injuries. Her daughter, 15, who is thought to have raised the alarm, has been treated for shock. The family had set out for a hike at popular trekking spot Wentworth Falls, some 60 miles (96km) from Sydney, on Monday … Continue reading Tragic: British father and son, 9, killed in Australian mountain landslide

Thousands of Russians scramble to leave Thailand as sanctions hit

Thousands of Russian tourists in Thailand are struggling to find a route home, Thai officials said Sunday, as international sanctions imposed over the war in Ukraine hit holiday-makers. Russia’s invasion in February provoked a host of international measures targetting businesses and banks, with some Russian carriers cancelling flights and global payment firms suspending services. Russians tourists have been among the largest group of visitors to return to Thailand’s beachside resorts since pandemic restrictions eased, but many now find themselves without a return ticket. Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) official Chattan Kunjara Na Ayudhya said 3,100 Russians were stuck in Phuket, … Continue reading Thousands of Russians scramble to leave Thailand as sanctions hit

Sicily’s famed cliffs defaced by vandals

An investigation has been launched after Sicily’s normally white Scala dei Turchi cliffs were stained red. The marl cliffs, which attract thousands of tourists every year, were defaced sometime overnight on Friday. Sicily’s President Nello Musumeci has condemned the “cowardly gesture”. The Scala dei Turchi, said to have once been a hiding place of pirates, are one of the island’s most loved tourist attractions, in part thanks to the Inspector Montalbano books. The staircase-shaped cliffs near the southern town of Realmonte appear regularly as a backdrop in the popular series about the Sicilian detective. Luckily, it appears the red stains … Continue reading Sicily’s famed cliffs defaced by vandals

US tourists fined for sneaking into Rome’s Colosseum for a beer

If you’ve travelled to Rome, you may have been warned that drinks in popular tourist spots can be rather expensive. Well, earlier this week, two American travellers likely racked up one of the priciest drinks bills in the Italian capital’s long history. The pair, both in their 20s, snuck into the Colosseum in the early hours of Monday morning to enjoy a beer. They were spotted sitting on the second ring of the ancient gladiator stadium at about 05:30 local time (04:30 GMT). However, entry to the almost 2,000-year-old landmark is prohibited overnight. And while the drinks and the scenic … Continue reading US tourists fined for sneaking into Rome’s Colosseum for a beer

Thailand to reopen for some vaccinated visitors on 1 November

Thailand plans to end Covid-19 quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travellers from at least 10 low-risk nations from 1 November, officials say. PM Prayuth Chan-ocha admitted that “this decision comes with some risk” – but it is seen as a key step to revive the country’s collapsed tourism sector. The 10 nations seen as low risk include the UK, China, Germany and the US. The country has been recording more than 10,000 positive infections daily since July. It has fully vaccinated around 33% of its almost 70 million people. Half the population has received one dose. Mr Prayuth said Thailand … Continue reading Thailand to reopen for some vaccinated visitors on 1 November

Vietnam delays reopening resort island over low vaccination rate

Vietnam has pushed back a plan to re-open the resort island of Phu Quoc to foreign tourists until November, after failing to meet targets for inoculating residents due to insufficient vaccine supplies, state media reported.Views from a beachside restaurant are seen at the Mango Bay resort in Phu Quoc island The Southeast Asian nation, which is currently shut to all visitors apart from returning citizens and investors, has been struggling to speed up inoculations to help contain a spike in Covid-19 cases driven by the Delta variant in recent months. Authorities had initially planned to allow vaccinated foreign tourists to … Continue reading Vietnam delays reopening resort island over low vaccination rate