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.
The massive arrival of national tourists raises the occupancy in Benidorm above 82%, with income close to 10 million – The province improves the forecast and is also close to 80%.
Hotels, restaurants and shops have touched occupancy and business figures similar to those of the precovid stage,
Businessmen improve prices and benefits to avoid closures when they find that there is demand.
Hotels on the Costa Blanca have decided to stand up to Imserso and have launched their own vacation programs that are marketed on their websites through the internet. The Servigroup chain, which has launched an offer whereby you can spend a week’s vacation from October 1 in a four-star hotel with full board, free parking and, among other benefits, free transfer to the airport or the station from Alicante AVE from 260 euros. Other groups such as Poseidon Hotels will also make this type of offers
The elimination of the obligation of the PCR makes the holidays of British tourists cheaper from next October by 200 euros, which already cover 50% of the places in many hotels
Travelers from the United Kingdom grew to 11.2% after the whole summer without exceeding 5% – Hotels manage to fill seven out of ten beds and Hosbec considers that it could end up being “a good month”.