Benidorm Tourism Minister calls for a bubble and create Benidorm Island
Give us a bubble and create Benidorm Island says the towns Tourism Minister in Spain: Tourism leaders in the resort want both the Spanish and UK governments to endorse the new idea and allow a safe air corridor to be established for this autumn.
Hoteliers in the usually busy holiday region have revealed struggles to stay in business this year, with just over a third of the available beds being occupied by holidaymakers and many hotels facing closure within the next 14 days.
Benidorm’s mayor, Toni Perez announced details of the “Benidorm Island” idea on Wednesday, saying they wanted to offer a ” safe tourist destination that behaves like an island in order to recover its position in the British market.”
He said the offer would be for the “same old Benidorm” but with the guarantee of a series of highly tested security measures.
“A destination like Benidorm cannot stand still,” he stressed.
The plan is aimed at matching or rivalling the holiday destinations in the Canaries and Balearics, both island groups which are being tipped to be the first to welcome back British tourists provided they have coronavirus tests before they set off for their holiday and again before their return.
As part of the “Benidorm Island” plans, weekly tests would be offered to labour personnel and public workers linked to tourism to ensure the best health conditions.
The mayor said: “Benidorm Island is already a real proposal.”
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