The Hotel chain RIU, which has the most rooms on the Canary Islands and is half owned by TUI, announced this Friday that it will close eight of its hotels in the island on the 13th.
RIU closes 8 Canary Island Hotels: Its recent announcement may spread and cause a wave of closures. Whilst many hotels have not even reopened their doors since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
Riu’s decision, comes after the United Kingdom included the Canary Islands among the destinations it advises against traveling to. Due to the lack of control of the pandemic. Whereupon the UK put the Islands on the black list on July 27. Additionally Germany this Wednesday declared the Archipelago a risk zone.
Riu will temporarily lock five of its establishments in Gran Canaria. The Riu Papayas, the Riu Vistamar, the Riu Palace Palmeras, the Riu Palace Meloneras and the Riu Palace Maspalomas. Also another in Tenerife, the Riu Arecas, one more in Lanzarote, the Riu Paraíso, and the last one in Fuerteventura, the Riu Calypso. While only four establishments will be open after the 13th. The Riu Palace Oasis, the Riu Gran Canaria, the Riu Palace Tenerife and the Riu Palace Tres Islas.
In some destinations such as Lanzarote, some hotels are deciding to open their doors. One of them is the case of the Secrets de Puerto Calero, promoted by AMResorts. A chain integrated into the American giant Apple Leisure Group. Recently this chain has expanded into Spain.
The Government of the Canary Islands attacked the central Government. Despite being both chaired by the PSOE, on account of ensuring that foreigners who fly to the Islands do so after having undergone a PCR test at their airports of origin. Also Germany has included the Canary Islands among the countries and regions in the black list of German travel.
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