Spain’s National Hotels Conference Sparks Hope of Return for Tourism

Spain's National Hotels Conference Sparks Hope of Return for Tourism. Image: Wikimedia

A NATIONAL conference of hotel entrepreneurs taking place in Malaga has sparked hopes of a return for tourism in Spain.

The conference, which will see national hotel entrepreneurs attend in Malaga, has sparked hopes of a return for tourism in Spain.

According to Malaga Hoy, the conference will be a chance for hotel entrepreneurs from across Spain to discuss policies they hope will improve tourism this summer.

Javier Frutos, president of the Andalucian and Malaga Hotel Entrepreneurs, said the event would be a chance for them to discuss the future of tourism in Spain.

The news comes after it was revealed that in the countdown to the high season, Malaga is working on the reactivation of tourism plans when increased mobility in European countries is expected.

In the Tourism Forum’s monthly meeting, the Councillor for Tourism and Promotion, Rosa Sanchez, announced they will be begin trying to attract UK travellers back to Malaga.

Sanchez also said the group had virtually participated in the ITB Berlin international trade fair and several online forums with tour agents and operators. She explained that work also continues on efforts to detect the virus earlier through antigen testing.

Brits reacted to news of the conference in Malaga, saying it could help tourism in Spain.

One expat said: “As so many bars and restaurants have suffered from lockdown… it will be great if they can enjoy a decent income once tourists return.”

Another said: “It saddens me to walk through the streets of Fuengirola and see many businesses closed through no fault of their own.  Let’s hope we can get the tourists back this summer and give small business owners some much-needed revenue to help them survive.”

One expat said: “I have a couple of friends with bars and have seen just how hard the last 12 months have been…  Government aid is one thing but nothing is going to get them and other in exactly the same position back on their feet like the return of tourists.”

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Sally Underwood

Originally from London, Sally is based on the eastern Costa del Sol and is a journalist for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


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