The Summer is already over for Costa del Sol holidays in Spain and will cause further havoc with the economy whilst light at the end of the tunnel for the Costa Blanca.
Whilst it’s never good to report negative news, the reality is that Summer is already over on the Costa del Sol concerning much-needed tourists.
Yesterday’s predicted announcement by Global247news days earlier after speaking with a Whitehall minister saw Spain under Amber on the UK’s traffic light system.
At the same time, neighbours Portugal was placed on Green to go.
Despite local media outlets in Spain, such as the Euro Weekly News, hyping up that Spain would be Green to go, UK ministers decided otherwise.
Hopes were dashed for thousands of British ex-pat traders who are desperate for business, especially as a local reporter on the Costa del Sol, Ron Howells, had published on the 4th of May in the Euro Weekly News Spain was going green, whilst Global247news warned it was going amber. on the same day.
Howells claimed at the time just days ago, Holidays To Europe Likely To Restart ‘Within Weeks’ As Spain And Greece ‘On Green List’.
Whilst Global’s reporters were speaking directly with Whitehall ministers and being informed of the reality of the situation.
With hope’s raised following the advice of the Euro Weekly News via their reporter Ron Howells, they were dashed yesterday as Spain was placed on the Amber listings.
Despite the hype, the reality is now far worse, sadly.
Travel agents this morning are reporting to Global247news how Portugal is taking all the custom, whilst the close by Costa del Sol is basically being dumped as a destination.
Agents predicting that Summer for Spain’s Costa del Sol is over.
Rian Rodber, a long-established travel agent, told this morning: ” It’s manic; customers want sun and holiday breaks and naturally, Portugal being restriction-free is an out and out winner when it comes to Europe.
“Although consumers are now dumping out on the Costa del Sol, many are requesting holiday switches or delayed packages until next year.
“Sadly, in my opinion, the Summer is over for the Costa del Sol; despite a promised review in three weeks, it appears holidaymakers are not prepared to wait when it comes to the Costa del Sol.”
Although there is still light at the end of the tunnel for Costa Blanca, it appears as Rian advised:
“Benidorm is a firm favourite for clients, and they don’t wish to go anywhere else; those who have booked Benidorm and surrounding regions seem to be holding fine at present and prepared to wait until the next review.”
The mood on the Costa del Sol is very sombre this morning as the reality kicks in.
Joanne Woodley, in Fuengirola, told Global247news how it’s hit home hard:
“I feel deflated, totally deflated; I had read the news of Spain going on the green list and built up my expectations now I’m gutted.
” Common sense will tell you what holidaymakers are going to do – I know what I would do, and that’s head to Portugal.
“You can’t blame them really, but now we have to face the facts; I agree it looks like Summer 2021 on the Costa del Sol is in for a very baron time, sadly, we will just have to battle on.”