Brexit causing tourist bedlam

Benidorm business-owners are in agreement on a potential Brexit: they don’t want it.

With the in-out referendum fixed for June 23, the local hotel and catering trade is naturally worried about a possible ‘no’ victory.   Should Britain leave the European Union this could affect freedom of movement for visitors coming to Spain, predicted the vice-president of the Hosbec hoteliers’ association, Javier Garcia.

But Brexit uncertainly until June will have a short-term effect whatever the outcome as March, April and May are key months when sales and bookings are made, Hosbec said.  

Benidorm depends on British clients – 4.7 million last year – and with the pound falling against the euro, the tourist sector will be less competitive.

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