COSTA Blanca’s largest group of hoteliers, HOSBEC, insists the Spanish government MUST open safe ‘air corridors’ with Britain and Europe.

The group claims that pandemic data throughout the region is still ‘optimal’, meaning the tourist towns and beaches of the region are safe destinations for autumn and winter travel.

Despite hotel occupancy in Benidorm and surrounding areas being at a record low, the bosses claim they ‘will do everything in their power to open tourist corridors with the EU and the United Kingdom.’

Toni Mayor Hosbec

High level requests have been made to include the region and its three airports within the same negotiations regarding safe corridors to the Canary Islands.

HOSBEC claims the Valenciana Community shows better pandemic data than the Canary Islands.

The organisation’s president, Toni Mayor, maintains that demand for Costa Blanca holidays exists.

“If the air corridors recover, tourism would be very different with more hotel openings, more employment and improvements for the entire tourism industry,” he said.

HOSBEC stands for The Hotel Business Association of Benidorm, Costa Blanca and the Valencian Community and represents professional business associations, defending members’ interests throughout the region.

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