By Cathy Elelman • 21 June 2020 • 19:41
Benidorm Wants Brits: Mayor asks for Johnson to lift quarantine
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HOTELS in British holidaymaker favourite destination Benidorm are getting ready for the eagerly anticipated arrival of UK tourists now the Spanish government has decided they do not have to go into quarantine.
Spain opened its international borders with EU member-states and Schengen Area countries, except Portugal, today Sunday with the lifting of the state of the alarm.
Benidorm Mayor Toni Perez told Spanish media he expected the first arrivals from the UK, the Costa Blanca town’s biggest tourist market, would be holiday home owners, and said the area’s hotels are operating in terms of demand.
The Mayor pointed out that as it stands Brits returning to the UK have to go into quarantine, commenting, “that, without doubt, is another determinant when they programme their holidays.”
He predicted Benidorm could expect less British tourists this summer than usual due to the Covid-19 crisis, but said around a quarter of the town’s hotels are likely to be open.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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