By Cathy Elelman • 10 July 2020 • 13:29
AIM: The provincial government wants to strengthen the appeal of the Costa Almeria to local, regional and national tourist markets.
CREDIT: Diputacion de Almeria
THE provincial government has been promoting the attractions of the Costa Almeria as a safe holiday destination at a tourism fair this week, albeit virtually.
Organised by Viajes El Corte Ingles, the Vecisa Tourism virtual event has given the Diputacion the opportunity to highlight the province’s selling point as one of the areas in Spain with a relatively low rate of Covid-19 infections to some 5,000 participating travel agents and to potential travellers around the country.
The provincial administration said the aim of taking part in the fair is to strengthen the appeal of the Costa Almeria to local, regional and national tourist markets.
“We are the mainland province with the lowest rate of contagion per 100,000 inhabitants, to which you have to add the extensive beaches of our coast, which allow for keeping a social distance without difficulty”, commented Tourism deputy Fernando Gimenez.
“These are circumstances which strengthen us as a safe destination in these circumstances.”
The deputy also praised the “spectacular” social responsibility shown by Almeria’s population during the pandemic.
“This has become our best barrier against the virus,” he said.
“We have to reactivate tourism with this responsibility as a banner, and taking the safety measures indicated by the health authorities.”
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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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