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Ukraine refugees get free training for hospitality and tourism jobs in Spain’s Benidorm and Costa Blanca areas

UKRAINIAN refugees in the Valencian Community can get free training to work in the region's hospitality and tourism sectors. Many seasonal vacancies normally taken by...

Rising energy prices and food shortages could dent tourist recovery in Benidorm area of Spain

BENIDORM hotels and restaurants say they are concerned about rising costs brought about by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Though hotel and holiday bookings are...

Holiday bookings to Benidorm are rising but bars and restaurants say ‘big-spending’ Russians will be missed in Spain

BENIDORM tourist groups say bookings are picking up but add that 'big-spending' Russian visitors will be missed due to grounded flights prompted by the...

Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotel association in Spain brands 2021 as a ‘tourism disaster’

FIGURES for last year's overnight hotel stays in Benidorm showed occupancy rates well down on the pre-pandemic year of 2019. The study compiled by the...

Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotels want Spain to end COVID restrictions like England

THE Benidorm-based Hosbec hotel association wants Spain to follow England's lead in scrapping COVID-19 regulations to boost tourism. England ends its 'Plan B' restrictions on...

Angry business leaders rebel against ‘unacceptable’ tourist tax plans for Costa Blanca and Valencia areas of Spain

PLANS for a tourist tax in the Valencian Community have been slammed by business and tourism associations. The levy could take effect in Spring 2023...

Benidorm gets news of a record cash boost for Costa Blanca tourism in Spain

THE Costa Blanca Tourist Board will invest a record sum to help the COVID-hit sector in 2022. €5.3 million will be spent by the organisation...

Benidorm faces quiet Christmas as UK cancellations force hotel closures on Spain’s Costa Blanca

BENIDORM faces one of its quietest-ever Christmas tourist holiday seasons as British people cancel bookings due to costly PCR tests and full vaccination requirements...

Benidorm and Spain’s Costa Blanca comes to London to tempt British tourists back for COVID-safe holidays

COSTA Blanca tourism chiefs will start a new campaign this December to woo back British holidaymakers to the region. The strategy was unveiled on Monday...

Benidorm hotels on Spain’s Costa Blanca blame late holiday weekend cancellations on COVID-19 infection rate ‘disinformation’

BENIDORM area hotels have suffered late cancellations totalling 20% of all bookings for the Bank Holiday weekend due to concerns over COVID-19 infection rates. The...

Benidorm COVID-19 infection rate is three times higher than Spain’s national average

BENIDORM'S coronavirus infection rate is three times higher than national average. The figures come as the popular Costa Blanca resort is welcoming an autumn influx...

EXPLAINER: Why Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotels don’t want to rely on UK tourists coming to Spain

BENIDORM and Costa Blanca hoteliers want to keep last summer's domestic booking boost going rather than relying on traditional foreign visitors from countries like...

Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotels report no ‘explosion’ in bookings since UK announced amber travel rule changes for Spain

A Benidorm-based hotel association says there has been no UK bookings surge despite a relaxation in amber list travel rules that started yesterday(July 19). Double-vaccinated...

Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotels will ‘close’ again if UK tourists do not return to Spain in August

BRITISH tourists will be the key to whether or not some recently-reopened Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotels will have to shut their doors again. That's...

Costa Blanca hotels in Spain go hi-tech in replacing room keys and cards with facial recognition system

LOST hotel room keys will soon be a thing of the past on the Costa Blanca as facial recognition systems will be introduced this...

A third of Benidorm hotels are closed because UK tourists can’t go on holiday to Spain’s Costa Blanca

A third of Benidorm's hotels are still shut because they depend on UK visitors, according to the Hosbec hotel association. 40% of Benidorm's tourists come...

Costa Blanca hoteliers hope that British tourists could arrive in Spain from August

A leading Valencia region hotel association has pencilled in August 10 as the earliest day that a major influx of British tourists could start...

Benidorm hoteliers threaten to “tell the truth” about lockdown and Spain’s emergency funding in online conference this week

TOURISM on the Costa Blanca, and Benidorm in particular, has been devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. A high-profile virtual conference starting tomorrow,...

Benidorm hoteliers group admits “the true fear” of the hospitality industry on Spain’s Costa Blanca

HOSBEC, the Costa Blanca group representing the hospitality industry, has revealed the true concerns of its members, in light of the “failure of virus...

Benidorm and Costa Blanca’s leading hotel body slams ‘contagious tourismophobia’ of Spain’s Valencian Government

THE Costa Blanca's largest hotel lobby group has attacked the Valencian government position that Easter domestic tourism will be 'written off' for the second-year...

‘HISTORIC MASS’ British booking surge for Benidorm and Costa Blanca hotels in Spain amidst claim that 30% of them...

COSTA Blanca hoteliers are reporting a 'mass surge' of UK bookings for the summer but have coupled the optimism with a warning that a...

Safe air corridors to Britain MUST open to save Benidorm’s winter tourist season, claim hotel bosses

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...

Boss says Benidorm hotels ‘are not throwing in the towel’ as occupancy collapses to just 30 per cent this...

QUARANTINE rules, the new school year and lockdown restrictions have caused hotel occupancy rates to drop by around 20 per cent in a week...

Benidorm leads way in COVID-19 safety approval on Spain’s Costa Blanca

A PROMINENT Costa Blanca hotel association, HOSBEC, has added 11 more hotels to their ‘Protocol On’ scheme. Benidorm sees seven additional hotels getting the seal...

If 15 hotels remain open in Spain’s Benidorm this winter, ‘it will be a miracle’ claims hotel association boss

LEADING Costa Blanca hotel association, HOSBEC, is forecasting the grimmest of months for September. With the traditional holiday season ending and children returning to school,...

Hotel association introduces ‘Badge of Honour’ for Covid-compliant hotels and bars in Spain’s Benidorm

AS THOUSANDS more flights land at Alicante Airport, hoteliers association HOSBEC has introduced a health check scheme for hotels. The Benidorm, Costa Blanca and Valencia...

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