The British now account for 50% of the tourists who come to the city and are above the total number of nationals | The hospitality industry highlights the greater purchasing power of a portion of UK travelers who spend an average of 25 euros per person.
The month of October is one of those preferred by the British to travel to destinations like Benidorm. This is corroborated by García who indicated that “there is a lot of family tourism and a lot of movement of travelers with tour operator packages” but also “senior tourists who come to enjoy the entire city, not just one area.” Furthermore, this month is the one in which British children have holidays at school, which also favors movement although, according to the English businesswoman, Karen Maling Cowles, the high prices make many decide not to travel and do so before those dates. .
Visitors highlight that beaches or a city with a varied offer are among the points in favor of spending the holidays over other destinations | The city hangs the full sign for the second time in just a week
Classic flavors such as vanilla, chocolate or strawberry are popular among national tourists and milk frosting is the “queen” of summer | An ice cream parlor sells an average of 3,500 scoops of ice cream per day.
The After Eight, that is to say, the mint with pieces of chocolate, is the flavor that the British like the most, a flavor that is not liked by the majority of Spaniards who opt for more classic flavors.
Citizens from the United Kingdom who have chosen Benidorm to spend their holidays have registered 3% more overnight stays than in 2019, and already account for 50% of the city’s market share. At the same time, Alicante and Valencia airports set absolute passenger records each month.
On the Costa Blanca, tourists of international origin represent 52.3% of the total, compared to 47.7% nationally. After the Spanish market, the most prominent nationalities are British (16.1%), Belgian (6.9%), Dutch (3.6%), Norwegian (3.5%), French and German (3%) . The next most representative, located between 2% and 1%, have been the Irish, Swedish, Icelandic, Italian and Polish.
The tourist campaigns carried out by the Altea City Council at fairs “and through the dissemination of advertising spots on social networks and in almost all Post Offices, in addition to journalistic reports and that in the 2019-2020 biennium it was the cultural capital of the Valencian Community, have influenced so that the hotel occupancy reserves for this Holy Week touch one hundred percent “
For the next week, the weather conditions are expected to change drastically again, as temperatures are expected to rise significantly. In fact, temperatures are expected to reach 28 degrees in some parts of the province, which would be a notable change compared to the low temperatures recorded in previous days, closer to the values typical of spring.
Spanish airports will stop asking airline passengers to take liquids and electronic devices out of their luggage.
State airport operator Aena announced that it will gradually bring in new 3D scanners, which they say will allow airport staff to ‘inspect luggage with these items inside’.
Madrid-Barajas and Barcelona-El Prat will be the first airports to use the new technology as they account for 40% of the country’s air traffic.
The companies anticipate that the new flights for this season could move close to a million new passengers this year – Ryanair incorporates routes to Fez, Turin and Warsaw
National Geographic magazine has published a list of the most beautiful towns in Spain that “deserve a trip in 2023” and two of them are in the province of Alicante, specifically in Marina Baixa. These are two common towns in this type of listing: Guadalest and Altea.
In short sleeves and on the beach, at least the bravest. The people of Alicante and visitors will say goodbye to 2022 with more than pleasant temperatures, inappropriate for these dates, which will exceed twenty degrees