HOTEL occupancy in Spain’s Alicante has hit an all-time low and won’t exceed 40 per cent this Christmas
Hotels in Alicante are only expected to be around 40 per cent full this Christmas season, something which the Provisional Association of Hoteliers believe is due to the excessive precautionary measures extended by the government, which are off-putting for last-minute reservations with budget airlines such as Jet2 reducing flights drastically.
President of the APHA, Victoria Puche, added that the perimeter closures of the Valencian Community also limits the number of tourists from elsewhere in Spain who can travel to the area, which is one of the income generators at this time of year as well as the British tourists arriving for a Christmas in the sun.
Although she added she that some of the major tour operators are starting to consider Alicante as an important destination for 2021, but this today was refuted by British travel agents,
Rian Rodber, a UK travel agent who works for Haynes travel, told Global247news said” I don’t know here she’s getting her facts from – bookings for 2021 for Spain are at the lowest ever, Turkey and Cyprus have increased massively whilst both Spain’s Costa Blanca and Costa del Sol have nose dived”
Jet2 one of the largest operators to mainland Spain are also seeing a large swing to other destinations as Margret Gregson from the holiday operator told: ” Spain isn’t looking very popular for 2021 bookings at present, but hopefully we will see an upturn in the spring”
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