18 Apr, 2022 @ 15:45
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Brits provide ‘spectacular’ results in Benidorm as Easter tourism figures boost a ‘desperate’ hospitality sector

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Sunbathers at the Levante beach in Benidorm, a seaside resort on the eastern coast of Spain, where the tourism industry has been hit hard by the latest 14-day quarantine requirement by the British government for all tourists that travel from Spain because of its high levels of COVID-19 cases. Picture date: Friday July 31, 2020.

THE BOUNCE-BACK from Covid continues with a remarkable Easter in Benidorm, largely thanks to Brits.

Record figures see pre-pandemic levels of visitors in the Costa Blanca’s favourite destination for UK sun-seekers.

The hospitality sector is already describing the weekend as “very positive”, after a devastating two years where Covid-19 and various lockdowns have decimated the industry.

Benidorm Simon Wade
SUNNY OUTLOOK AHEAD: British tourists look to contribute towards a year of revival for Benidorm
IMAGE CREDIT: Simon Wade @ The Olive Press, Spain

Even since before Good Friday, the beaches and streets of Benidorm were busy with Brits flying in for a well-earned break.

ABRECA, the Association of Restaurants, Bars and Leisure described the period as, “Spectacular!”

Their Álex Fratini, explained to informacion.es that because the Holy Week of 2019 suffered miserable weather, he compared this year’s data to that of 2018.

By comparison, he revealed, “Yes, we had a very good Easter – these days have been a pulse to see how the rest of the year will go.”

Adding: “This year the usual Spanish tourists have been joined by the English, which has given very good results.”

Tellingly, he admitted, “It is very good news because we were desperate.”

READ MORE: Benidorm bounces back: British visitors outnumber Spaniards for the first time since pandemic

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