The most sought after villages in France, according to the French

A compelling TV competition programme, showcasing “the most preferred villages of French people”, has aired this week in France. There were 14 beautiful French villages listed, all vying for the title of “Le village prefere des Francais 2020”. Voting was open to viewers of this series until March 19th 2020. It is all about showing off France’s beauty.

New rules for Spanish beaches this summer

By the 23rd of June, all of Spain was out of lockdown and the government’s State of Alarm will not be renewed. Power has already been returned to the 17 Autonomous Regions, meaning that each will determine how to proceed with keeping a check on COVID-19 and re-introducing tourism. The latter is vital to Spain’s economy, being 15% of its GDP. But, in the aftermath of 3 months in lockdown, not all tourists are equal.

Air bridges and normality: the latest news from Portugal

Portugal has been praised for its handling of the COVID-19 crisis and is beginning to ease lockdown measures. With an air bridge between the UK potentially being introduced at the end of this month, we assess what travelling to Portugal may look like in the near future.

New Zealand to move to Alert Level 1

New Zealand has been widely praised for their fast response to COVID-19. Next week the country is expected to be one of the first in the world to move from COVID-19 Alert Level 2 – ‘Reduce’ to Alert Level 1 – ‘Prepare’. Here’s an important update on what life under Level 1 means for New Zealanders.

Spain opens up, but can you afford to wait?

We’re basking in a heatwave here in Spain and enjoying the reopening of restaurants, bars and beaches – and soon you should be able to as well, with plans underway for international travel to resume in July.

6 ways to buy safely in Spain

As the Spanish property markets reopen and policymakers turn to hammering out plans for flights to restart over summer, now’s the time to start planning your move. And with the Brexit transition period ticking down, there’s no time to waste! But how can you do it safely? We’ve gathered together some of our top tips.