Travel bans bring fresh misery to Spain’s Costa del Sol resorts

Overnight stays by foreign tourists in Spain’s Andalucía region were down 98.7% in June against last year © Jesus Merida/PA

Manuel Villafaina, owner of the Los Manueles beachfront restaurant in the Spanish resort of Torremolinos, has hosted his share of celebrities over the years. There was also the memorable occasion, he recalled, when Diana, Princess of Wales, and her entourage booked an entire floor for dinner, only to cancel an hour before they were due to arrive.