Madrid bans “manspreading” on all public transport

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Madrid’s transport authorities are clamping down on “manspreading” – the common practice that sees men take up more space than they need to by sitting with their legs wide open, the thelocal.es website reported.

The Municipal Transportation Company (EMT) announced that it will be incorporating new signage across all trains, metros and buses to dissuade “manspreaders” from adopting their annoying pose.

The icon of a red stick man sitting with his legs wide apart will appear next to signs warning against smoking, eating, putting feet on seats and dropping litter and appears with the words “Respect the space of others”

Feminist group Mujeres en Lucha launched a change.org petition, and the hashtag #MadridSinManspreading soon went viral.

“Manspreading is the practice of certain men sitting with their legs wide open on public transport, taking up other people’s space,” reads the petition. “It is not something that occurs sporadically, if you pay attention you’ll see that it is a very common practice.

“It’s not difficult to see women with their legs shut and very uncomfortable because there is a man next to them who is invading their space with his legs.”

Madrid is following in the footsteps of cities like New York, which in 2014, ran a poster campaign on its subway with the slogan “Dude, Stop the spread please”.

News source: www.thelocal.es

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Norwegian øker antall avganger til Madrid, Dublin, Helsinki og Pristina, og åpner sommerrute til Gran Canaria

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Norwegian åpner direkteruter fra Stavanger og Trondheim til Pula i Kroatia, mens Bergen får sommerrute til Gran Canaria. I tillegg økes rutetilbudet på en rekke sommerruter, skriver TravelNews.

Fra Oslo øker flyselskapet antall avganger til den spanske hovedstaden Madrid, Irlands hovedstad Dublin, den finske hovedstaden Helsinki, Kosovos hovedstad Pristina, Pisa/Toscana, Verona og Milano i Italia, Bordeaux i Frankrike, Varna i Bulgaria, Argarve/Faro i Portugal, Catania på Sicilia, Gran Canaria, og Tenerife. 

Fra Trondheim økes rutetilbudet til Split i Kroatia og Malaga i Spania.

Les hele saken her: http://travelnews.no/nyheter/norwegian-med-nye-ruter-til-kroatia/

Kilde: www.travelnews.no

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Belarus opens embassy in Madrid

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Belarus has opened an embassy in the Spanish capital Madrid, the Belarus news agency BelTA reported.

The embassy will contribute to the further advancement of cooperation between Belarus and Spain. The major tasks of the embassy Spain will include the intensification of trade, economic and investment cooperation, the expansion of the intercultural dialogue and cooperation in other humanitarian areas.

A number of political, economic and cultural events marked the start of Belarus’ diplomatic mission in Spain.

On 15-16 December a Belarusian delegation led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Evgeny Shestakov paid a working visit to Spain, said the embassy.

The deputy minister met with his Spanish counterpart Ignacio Ybanez to discuss a wide range of issues related to bilateral cooperation.

Special attention was paid to the need to intensify contacts at the level of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the two countries, develop trade and economic cooperation, expand the legal framework, and organize joint cultural projects.

The parties agreed to sign an intergovernmental memorandum of cooperation in economy and industry. The document envisages the setting up of a joint trade and economic commission and also the signing of a memorandum of cooperation between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and the agreement on cooperation between the Justice Ministries of Belarus and Spain.

An official reception was held on behalf of Belarus’ Ambassador to Spain Pavel Latushko to mark the opening of the embassy.

The event was attended by more than 100 representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Madrid, the political elite and the general public of Spain, businessmen and the Belarusian diaspora.

Read full text at: http://eng.belta.by/politics/view/belarus-opens-embassy-in-spain-97290-2016/

News source: www.belta.by

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Turistboom i Spania

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Spania opplever nå en sterk økning i turisttrafikken, noe som kan skyldes at terrorfaren anses som mindre i Spania enn i en rekke andre land, skriver nrk.no 

I de seks første månedene i 2016 var det en økning på 11,7 prosent i forhold til samme periode i fjor.

Kilde: www.nrk.no

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Madrids borgermester er møkk lei hundedritt – truer hundeeire med høye bøter og til å vaske byens gater

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Manuela Carmena

Plukk opp etter hunden din, ellers risikerer du å måtte jobbe med å vaske gatene. Det er den krystallklare advarselen fra Madrids markante borgermester Manuela Carmena, skriver Dagbladet.

Den 72 år gamle venstreradikale, tidligere dommeren har vært ordfører i Spanias hovestad siden sommeren 2015, og har allerede satt spor etter seg på en rekke områder.

Borgermesteren sier at politiet vil være på utkikk etter hundeeiere som ikke rydder opp etter dyrene sine. Hundeeire risikerer bøter på opp til 1500 euro (13 800 kroner), eller helgearbeid fra klokka 9 til klokka 14 med å vaske Madrids gater, der kommunen vil stå for gummihansker, en vest og støvler, dersom de ikke finner fram en plastpose etter at hunden har gjort sitt fornødne, melder nyhetsbyrået AP. 

– Det er fortsatt ekskrementer i gatene, i parker og andre steder til tross for flere offentlige holdningskampanjer og utdeling av flere millioner gratis poser til å samle hundebæsj, heter det i en uttalelse fra byrådet, ifølge London-avisa The Guardian.

Madrid-avisa El Confidencial skriver at advarselen er en del av ordførerens pågående kamp for å gjøre Spanias hovedstad til en av de reneste byene i Europa.  

Politiet skal i første omgang lete etter to- og firbeinte lovbrytere i to bydeler som er “spesielt skitne”. 

– Madrid kommune har laget en “sjokk-plan” for å bekjempe disse lovbruddene, som snart skal iverksettes i to bydeler, sier byrådet i en uttalelse.

Byen har også laget et kart som skal vise hvilke deler av byen som er hardest rammet av hundenes dobesøk, skriver Dagbladet. 

Flere spanske byer har kommet opp med kreative løsninger for å få folk til å plukke opp etter hundene sine, ifølge The Guardian.

I Tarragona i Katalonia varslet myndighetene at de ville ta DNA-prøver av hundeavføring for å spore opp eierne som ikke plukket opp etter dyra sine, og i byen Brunete, som ligger utenfor Madrid, gikk de så langt som å levere hundelort på trappa til “eierne” i små esker merket med “gjenglemte eiendeler”, skriver avisa.

Les hele saken her: www.dagbladet.no/2016/04/26/nyheter/utenriks/madrid/spania/besj/44004589

Kilde: www.dagbladet.no

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KLM ØKER ANTALLET DESTINASJONER I SPANIA

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Flyselskapet KLM øker antallet destinasjoner i Spania, og vil til årets sommersesong fly til både Alicante, en av Spanias raskest voksende byer, til Valencia og Ibiza, skriver travelnews.no

Det nederlandske selskapet flyr allerede til hovedstaden Madrid og til Barcelona og Bilbao. KLM kommer daglig til å tilby 16 avreiser til Spania i sommer.

– Spania er blant Norges mest populære reisemål, og vi er derfor glade for å kunne tilby tre nye spanske destinasjoner denne sommeren, sier Carina Bergqvist, pressetalskvinne hos KLM, til Travelnews.

I Norge flyr selskapet fra Oslo Lufthavn Gardermoen, Flesland, Sola, Torp, Kjevik, Vigra og Værnes. De nye destinasjonene kan nås via en mellomlanding på Schiphol i Amsterdam.

I tillegg til de spanske reisemålene utvider KLM også sitt tilbud til å gjelde Dresden i Tyskland, Inverness i Skottland, Southampton i England og Genova i Italia. Sommeren byr også på to nye interkontinentale reisemål: Salt Lake City i Utah, USA, og Astana, hovedstaden i Kazakhstan.

Frekvensen av avreiser til de populære reisemålene San Fransisco, Los Angeles og Havanna vil også øke, skriver Travelnews.

Les hele saken her http://travelnews.no/nyheter/fly/klm-oker-til-spania/

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MADRID KAN BLI BILFRITT FRA NESTE MÅNED I JAKTEN PÅ BEDRE LUFT

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Bystyret i Spanias hovedstad har vedtatt et nytt regelverk som åpner for å stenge alle biler ute fra byens sentrum, dersom luftforurensningen når et visst nivå, melder vg.no / El Pais.

Det er området innenfor hovedveien M-30, der det bor 1,1 millioner mennesker, som vil kunne bli bilfritt fra 1. februar.

Bystyret skal debattere hvordan regelverket skal settes ut i praksis. Madrid har allerede fartsgrenser på 70 km/t på hovedveien for å begrense luftforurensning.

Kilde: www.vg.no

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DOUBLE TREE BY HILTON TO OPEN FIRST HOTEL IN MADRID CITY CENTRE

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Hilton Worldwide will be bringing its DoubleTree by Hilton brand to Spain’s capital city in an agreement announced last week with Hoteles Tematicos, which will operate the hotel under a franchise agreement. DoubleTree by Hilton Madrid Prado is set to welcome its first guests in the summer of 2016, and will be Hilton’s second hotel in the city, joining the Hilton Madrid Airport Hotel, hotelnewsresource.com reported.

Named after the nearby Museum del Prado, in the central neighbourhood of Cortes, a pedestrian friendly area with an abundance of bars and restaurants, the property will undergo renovation and will open with 61 guestrooms and suites and an all-day restaurant.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, senior vice president, development, Europe & Africa, Hilton Worldwide, said, “Spain is the third most visited country in the world, coupled with Madrid’s growing leisure tourism industry, the capital city is a great location to further grow the DoubleTree by Hilton brand. In such a great location, DoubleTree by Hilton Madrid Prado will be well placed to champion Madrid’s inner city hotel market.”

Guillermo Pérez, Hoteles Temáticos managing director, said of the agreement, “DoubleTree by Hilton Madrid Prado will be a quality property, designed to a very high standard and with full service amenities. We are extremely excited to be collaborating with Hilton Worldwide in introducing DoubleTree by Hilton to Madrid.”

Madrid is a city rich in culture with a wealth of globally renowned attractions from Puerta del Sol and the Gran Vía boulevard to Plaza de España and Malasaña. Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport offers direct flights to destinations across the world, and is located less than 15 km from the hotel.

DoubleTree by Hilton Madrid Prado joins five DoubleTree by Hilton hotels currently trading in Spain – DoubleTree by Hilton Girona, Alexandra Barcelona – A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Center La Mola, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Emporda and the recently opened DoubleTree by Hilton Reserva del Higuerón.

John Greenleaf, global head, DoubleTree by Hilton, said, “DoubleTree by Hilton is the right brand to introduce Hilton to Madrid’s city centre. Our warm and welcoming culture of hospitality, beginning with DoubleTree by Hilton’s signature chocolate chip cookie presented to each guest on arrival, will provide a home for visitors to explore the rich history of this city.”

DoubleTree by Hilton Madrid Prado will provide travellers with more choice and meet the growing demand for international hotel brands with full-service quality guest experiences and benefits like Hilton’s award winning guest loyalty programme, Hilton HHonors®. Members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors mobile app.

DoubleTree by Hilton Madrid Prado will be located at Calle San Agustín 3, Madrid.

Source: www.hotelnewsresource.com/article86586.html 

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MADRID: GJENG STJAL 400 BYSYKLER OG SOLGTE DEM SOM SKRAPMETALL

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Politiet i Madrid skal ha pågrepet ni personer mistenkt for å ha stjålet sykler fra det offentlige uteleieselskapet BiciMAD, skriver VG Nett / El Pais.

Syklene skal ha blitt solgt videre som skrapmetall. De ni, som er mellom 23 og 51 år gamle, er mistenkt for å ha stjålet minst 400 sykler, noe som utgjør et snitt på åtte sykler i uken.

BiciMAD kunngjorde tidligere denne måneden at selskapet står på randen av konkurs på grunn av vandalisme, og det høye antallet sykler som forsvinner eller blir ødelagt.

Kilde: www.vg.no, El Pais, AFP.

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FIRST EUROPEAN SUMMIT ON SHOPPING TOURISM KICKS OFF IN MADRID

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Shopping along Calle del Carmen, Madrid. Photo: masterfile.com

The Shopping Tourism and Economy Summit, the first European summit dedicated to the shopping tourism phenomenon, kicked off in Madrid on Monday.

The summit aims at analyzing the economic impact and the possibilities of the shopping tourism in urban development and the Spanish capital is one of the main cities where this phenomenon takes place.

Madrid is the fifth European city where non-European tourists spent the most after London, Paris, Barcelona and Istanbul, the Chinese News agency Xinhua reported.

At the summit, speakers will address topics such as how to promote shopping tourism in cities and how to boost collaboration between the public and private sector.

Among the speakers are the president of the Spanish airline Iberia, Luis Gallego, and the secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organization, Taleb Rifai.

Spain is the third most visited country in the world after the US and France and is the second country where tourists spend more money.

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