By John Smith •
Published: 23 Jul 2020 • 16:06
Mayor Ángeles Muñoz with members of the LPA
Credit: Marbella Council
IN the words of the song, things can only get better and this is what is happening across the towns and cities in the Costa del Sol.
One important gauge to the state of an economy is the amount of property development and the ease of obtaining building approval from individual councils on the Costa del Sol and Marbella Mayor, Ángeles Muñoz, recently attended a presentation by the Leading Property Agents of Spain (LPA), the first real estate association on the Costa del Sol.
Councils across the Coast are doing all that they can to encourage visitors to enjoy the optimism that is coming from residents as they recognise the importance of following social distancing and wearing masks as they journey to the beaches.
One very positive expectation for summer is that fewer Spaniards are likely to travel abroad and will look to spend time by the beach towns as travel from Madrid and Sevilla is quick and easy with visitors expecting a warm welcome.
Hotels have reopened, bars and restaurants are making great offers and there is a positive feeling that things will continue to approve as time goes by.
Things have been tough and some businesses have had to close but the majority have been sensible and have taken their time to ensure that they meet all of the expected standards of hygiene before opening their doors again.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development.
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