By Laura Taylor • 11 July 2020 • 14:37
Bars across Spain still closed.
Credit: Benidorm town hall
In the first week of July, 21% of the establishments of the hospitality industry in Spain remained closed, as illustrated in the weekly study on the reopening of these establishments conducted by Fedishoreca. One out of every five bars or restaurants in Spain are still closed.
The Federation indicates that in the week of June 29 to July 5 the overall drop in activity in the hospitality and distribution sectors was around 28%. The evolution is favourable compared to the previous week, which was 35%, and this has led to a moderate 7 point increase in activity.
Thus, only 79% of hospitality establishments are still open and purchases from distributors as well as sales are 10% lower than the previous year. As they point out, there are important differences between autonomous communities, the most affected being those dependent on foreign tourism such as the Balearic Islands, Benidorm, the centre of Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia and others.
In the Balearic Islands, 53% of the establishments are still closed and those that are open sell, on average, 25% less than the previous year. For its part, in Madrid, 33% of all hospitality establishments are still closed.
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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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