Sell-out predicted for this winter’s subsidised Imserso holidays on Costa Blanca

WINTER HOLIDAYS: Hoteliers’ association Hosbec predicts Imserso holidays will sell out within days Photo credit: Flickr/Brett Hodnett

COSTA BLANCA hoteliers’ association Hosbec predicted that Imserso holidays in Benidorm, Calpe and Denia will sell out in days.

Of this year’s 816,000 packages, 150,000 have been allocated to the Valencian Community, 30,000 fewer than during the 2019-2020 season, which in any case was suspended in March 2020 owing to the pandemic.

Hosbec argued that while it was essential to increase the Imserso budget to ensure that hoteliers received “a decent price” instead of the current €22 per day for full board, the central government was “morally obliged” to programme more packages.

Imserso kept more people in work during the winter, there were more social security contributions, more taxpayers, fewer people receiving benefits and more spending in holiday destinations, Hosbec said.

With this in mind, and to encourage more hotels to remain open, the regional government will pay Valencian Community hoteliers an extra €6 per day for every Imserso tourist they receive this winter.

 

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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