By Laura Taylor • 02 July 2020 • 16:50
Empty Airports:Tourism Figures in May have proven to be abysmal.
Credit: Elche airport
IT is only normal for tourism expenditure in the month of May to be close to null as minimal tourists entered the country.
Although international borders have now opened, since the State of Alarm was decreed on March 14, non-essential travel from any country was temporarily restricted.
The figures published by the National Statistics Institute show that the month of May, in comparison to the prior year, there was a 61.70 per cent loss in tourism expenditure, which equates to a €30,684 million loss.
Nevertheless, now that borders are open, business owners on Spain’s Costa del Sol and Costa Blanca are eager to welcome the tourists who keep their pockets full during winter.
Not everyone is that eager to welcome visitors as recently in Costa Blanca there was anti-tourism graffiti painted on the walls of businesses telling “TOURISTS TO GO HOME.”
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Laura Taylor is a graduate from the University of Leeds. At university, she obtained a Bachelors in Communication and Media, as well as a Masters in International Relations. She is half British and half Spanish and resides in Malaga. Her focus when writing news typically encompasses national Spanish news and local news from the Costa del Sol.
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