Differences Between Spain And Catalonia

Catalonia is one of 50 provinces in Spain, and there are definitely some differences between Spain and Catalonia. The province Catalonia contains the municipalities of Girona, Tarragona, Lleida and Barcelona. Barcelona is known as the capital of Catalonia and Madrid is the capital of Spain.   Even though Catalonia is part of the Spanish nation,…

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Doug Ford says he’d be up Pfizer’s ying-yang with a firecracker to get vaccines

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is known for many things, but lately, it's been the hilarious one-liners he delivers without even realizing it during his regular pandemic briefings. Tuesday was no different as Ford shocked viewers with a particularly memorable quote while addressing reporters and the public on the topic of the province's COVID-19 vaccines — or rather, lack thereof.…

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ITAA Warns Vaccinations Key to Safe Travel

The Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has stated that increases in 2021 bookings have been minimal so far, due in part to the slow rollout of vaccinations and consumers lingering fears surrounding COVID-19. The Association believes that higher levels of vaccinations are needed before a safe return to international travel will be viable. The majority…

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Royal Caribbean Group to Sell Azamara

Royal Caribbean Group has agreed the sale of Azamara to a private equity firm. Sycamore Partners has agreed to buy the three-ship line for US$201 million (€165.5 million) along with the line’s brand and intellectual property. The sale is part of an ongoing divestment by Royal Caribbean Group in its search for additional sources of…

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Norwegian Cruise Line Extends Suspension of Service

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) has announced that it will extend the suspension of all its services until April 30, 2021. In a statement released today, January 19, the company said that all guests with current bookings would get a 100 per cent refund of the fare paid and would automatically receive a 10 per cent…

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Spanish Tax Calendar 2021

As we all need to pay our taxes, it is important to know the Spanish tax calendar 2021 with specific dates for tax payments. Depending on the different type of taxes and our obligation to pay them, there are specific moments to do so during the year. This article by ShBarcelona will tell you more…

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Meal Times in Barcelona

One of the first things that you notice when you arrive in Barcelona is that this city, like all other cities in Spain, runs on a very different eating schedule from that which you are probably used to. Meal times in Barcelona can therefore be somewhat of a challenge to get used to.   Locals stay…

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