Blackpool is rocking with visitors as Spain’s Benidorm nosedives on Spain’s Costa Blanca and leads to questions amongst ex-pats in Spain over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s actions
Blackpool has recorded its highest levels of visitors for ten years whilst Spain’s Benidorm has recorded it’s worst.
According to the Director of Tourism in the UK, record numbers are being set in Blackpool as staycation holidaymakers resort to going to the iconic town whilst shying away from the likes of Spain’s party town Benidorm.
Whilst Benidorm numbers dwindle into oblivion that sees hotels closed up or less than half full, Blackpool is suffering from overbookings at both hotels and campsites.
Alan Carvill, the director for tourism told the Sun Newspaper:
“Our best measure for numbers is our car parks – they are busier than they have been for ten years.
“Normally during the summer months you would have a mixture of busy and quiet days, but now there is nothing else to do and people are booking in advance, every day seems busy.”
“You might see a week of 6,000 to 7,000 people per day, which then drops to 1,000 per day. Now it’s 2,500 every day.” he further said.
The news though has caused fury on Spain’s Costa Blanca, especially with legit business owners from Britain who are claiming that it demonstrates Prime Minister Boris Johnson had an agenda all along.
Property owner Alan Wright, who owns in excess of 60 apartments in Benidorm told Global247news:
“Those figures clearly demonstrate it was a political move all along, Benidorm has lower rates than Blackpool when it comes to Coronavirus figures but Boris jammed the travel to force Brit’s to stay at home and go to dumps like Blackpool”
“He just wanted the economy to stay at home and clearly it’s working, he’s snubbed Spain now he’s got his way and left the EU”
“People here are organising demonstration marches, but it’s not the Spanish they should be targeting, it’s the British government”
” Marching on the local authorities is not the way, Downing Street should be the place,” said Alan ” The problem is though the people around here just want to blame anyone really as their businesses fail or suffer”
“Where are the brains behind that? demonstrating at an empty town hall building – that’s really going to make a difference in the global scale of things” he laughed.
Meanwhile, the sentiment in Blackpool itself is a total of a different opinion as Anna Bonner told Global247news today from her B&B on the seafront in the seaside town:
“Business has never been so good, I’m full for months not weeks, it’s about time we had a good run, hey I have no issue with Benidorm and the like, but business is business, ex-pats shouldn’t be whinging as they are over there, they can’t have it both ways! – well done Boris, that’s what I say, it’s supporting our own”
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