By Tony Winterburn • 10 May 2020 • 9:47
SOME good news at last as booking agents all across Spain are experiencing a flood of enquiries from British expats and Spanish nationals regarding a new trend – ‘Holidays at Home.’ The 14-day quarantine rule that UK PM Boris Johnson is about to announce on Monday makes going back to the UK for summer a non-starter, so, why not just stay here?
Cheaper, Faster and Safer – Holidays in Spain
It’s been hiding under our noses for months, most expats are fervently looking for ways to get back to the UK for their summer holidays and are realising that it’s just not going to happen this year. Spain, after all, is one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations and we are already here so why not take advantage of this beautiful country and ‘Holiday at Home’ which is a trend being noticed by travel agents.
It’s obviously going to be cheaper to stay here, petrol, hotels and food are all cheaper in Spain and especially now with the coronavirus crisis forcing prices down.
From Benidorm on the Costa Blanca to Malaga on the Costa del Sol, all the popular tourist spots are within a few hours drive and the train service in Spain is fast and efficient and definitely not as expensive as the UK! It’s worth remembering also that without the millions of foreign tourists that normally invade Spain every year that the roads will be much safer and clearer, another bonus!
Within a few weeks, the vast majority of Spain will move to the next phase of lockdown. The Spanish government was swift to act, unlike the UK they observed Italy’s response and took note. Rates of infections are taking a nice steady path downward, beaches are slowly reopening, bars and restaurants are ready to welcome back their old clients, it’s going to be fine.
Within a few hours drive either North, East, West or South you can be transported to another world, after all, we have all been cooped up almost two months, just being free to move around will be our holiday… TW.
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