By Tony Winterburn • 06 May 2020 • 10:14
Spain wants to welcome ‘tourists back as soon as possible’ but ‘only when it is safe’, says Spain's Foreign Minister.
“Our hope is that in August we can receive our first wave of tourists. We will start with the local and domestic market which will help provide a lifeline to some of the tourism and hospitality businesses. We are working through the different measures that the ‘new normal’ will include; looking at ways to create safe distances between people, as well as safety and hygiene protocols. The sector needs to be as prepared as possible.”
“Tourism is vitally important for our city and is our main economic driver. We are under no illusions that 2020 isn’t going to be a very tough year for the sector. We must use this situation to think about how we can move forward and strengthen our tourism proposition in the future.”
“The UK is the second-strongest inbound market to Palma, after Germany. Our British visitors and residents are an important part of our city’s cosmopolitan identity and for many years we have received strong support from the British tourism industry.
“We learn a great deal from our visitors and we look forward to opening our arms to British tourists as soon as restrictions are lifted and travel between the two countries is permitted.”
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