Bars and restaurants invoice these days 10% more than before the pandemic, although costs have increased | Hotels reach 95% occupancy with full signs in some cases.
The airports serving Alicante province and Murcia region are seeing a return to passenger numbers which are similar to those recorded in 2019 – before the Covid pandemic decimated air travel. Hotels and apartments expect to reach 90% occupancy from Holy Thursday with spring weather. Figures at Easter will almost reach the pre-pandemic level in Alicante.
The use of face masks in interiors will no longer be obligatory in most situations from April 20.
Alicante airport has scheduled this weekend 185 flights with Great Britain for a total of 25,000 tourists
After a two-year Corona break, the Fallas 2022 in Valencia will take place again in the usual form. Tips for visiting the characters and highlights from the program.
Nach zwei Jahren Corona-Pause finden die Fallas 2022 in Valencia wieder in gewohnter Form statt. Tipps für den Besuch der Figuren und Höhepunkte aus dem Programm.
The hotels open in the English zone register good occupations and prepare for the arrival of more British. St Patrick’s day it’s coming. March 2022.
Spain has relaxed a travel rule that previously only allowed fully vaccinated non-EU/EEA tourists to visit the country, to now also allow those who have had Covid-19 and can prove it with a recovery certificate.
The changes to non-essential travel were published in Spain’s state bulletin on Saturday 26 February and come into force immediately.
It means that tourists from third countries (non-EU/EEA) who have recovered from Covid-19 in the past six months can now visit Spain even if they are not fully vaccinated or if their Covid vaccination certificate has expired because they haven’t had a booster shot.
The Costa Blanca and the Visit Benidorm Foundation will strengthen their joint promotion strategy in the LGTBQ+ segment by attending the most important events in Spain and Europe focused on this group whose growth.
The calendar planned by both organizations for the coming months, as long as the sanitary measures allow it, contemplates their participation in various festivals, fairs and national events such as the Village Pride in Barcelona, which will take place from June 24 to 26, or the Madrid Pride, which will take place from July 1 to 3, which will be attended in coordination with GVA Turisme. In addition, together they will also lead the organization of the Benidorm
Pride that will be held next September. “The Benidorm Pride, which reaches its tenth edition, has established itself as a great event within the international Pride circuit and offers a whole week of activities, parades and shows in various parts of the city,” said Toni Pérez.
On a European level, Costa Blanca and Benidorm will focus their attention on the German market and, to this end, they will attend, together with Turespaña, the Christofer Street Days -CSD- in Cologne (on July 3), Berlin (on July 22 ) and Hamburg (on August 5, 6 and 7). Likewise, the two tourist entities are expected to participate in the workshop of the annual global convention of the International LGBTQ+ Travel Association, which in 2022 will take place in Milan from October 26 to 29 with the presence of agents, companies and tour operators. specialized in this segment from all over the world.
From Monday (February 14) British youngsters aged between 12 and 17 years old no longer have to show a Covid vaccination certificate to enter Spain.
A statement from the Spanish Embassy in the UK noted that they can present a negative Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (PCR test or similar) taken within 72 hours prior to arrival in Spain instead of the certificate.
Torrevieja council has released provisional population figures for the municipality which show that Britons still make up the largest foreign community in the town – and the numbers have gone up over the last three years.