Total uncertainty. British tourism’s dependence on the Spanish “sun and beach” sector is a burden at present. Entrepreneurs and corporate representatives do not know what to expect with the number of visitors this summer may come from the UK.
The UK government issues constant discrepancies with the public comments of the Health and Transport Ministers and their own comments Boris Johnson. The pitcher of cold water arrived, on Thursday, with the Minister of Transport’s statements Grant ShapsIn an interview with the BBC, he did not hesitate to advise him not to travel to the countries of Amber. He said, “Recommendation not to go,” and appealed to “common sense” when booking trips abroad. What about Spain specifically? He only recommends it In “exceptional circumstances”.
The problem is that if the traffic light did not turn green, Britons returning to the UK would have to spend 10 days in isolation. Failure to comply with these regulations will be costly: the police announce that they will make 10,000 visits per day to private homes. Fines may go up to 10,000 pounds (more than 11,500 euros). Yesterday at least there was good news: The European Parliament and capitals reach an agreement on “vaccination permissibility”. Pedro Sanchez serves it today in Vitor.
Juan Marin The deputy head of the Andalusian junta and the Minister of Tourism, already admits that these statements by the head of British transport will affect bookings in the short term, but he is convinced that the health situation in Spain, especially Andalusia, does allow for a safe journey. “The trend is clearly down In a few days, we’ll be less than 100 cases per 100,000 residents. “There will be no problem in the summer,” Marin said in a conversation with El Confidencial.
With the purpose Jorge MarechalThe head of the Spanish Federation of Hotels and Tourist Accommodation (Saihat) said that the situation with the United Kingdom did not prove to be “easy”, but he was confident that the British “can change” the traffic lights quickly according to the rate of vaccinations. We must continue to work to reduce infection and increase vaccination. Marechal stressed to this newspaper the need to redouble efforts to achieve the appropriate number so that its citizens come.
Marin admits that he did not expect, nor did he understand, the vagaries of the statements of British government officials. He argues that the level of vaccination and immunization of people really matter And that health care is guaranteed. “Even in Andalusia, we have international insurance to be able to serve any traveler from the United Kingdom or any other country in the world who may have any complications,” he added.
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The head of tourism in Andalusia notes that there is still a “significant lack of coordination” between the Spanish and British governments after more than a year without the appointment of an ambassador to the United Kingdom by the executive branch of Sanchez. “This lack of coordination ends up affecting the tourism sector in the end. ”Explain to El Confidencial.
Carlos Diez de la Lastra, CEO of Les Roches Marbella, one of the oldest educational centers specialized in training hotel managers in the world, sends a message of hope. “The attitude of the British government is increasingly tepid. In the end, I do not know if they do not want it due to common sense or because they do not want to confront a tourist destination no less important than Spain and also with their citizens who want to go out and take a very firm political stance. ”
“The analysis is very difficult because Only they know the motivesBut it is true that resistance is occurring. Although we must not forget that they are no longer banned, as in the past, but they advise against, and we hope that they allow it with the precautionary measures and Dies de la Lastra explained that this is what we all expect in this sector.
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carry Jose Luc, President of Aehcos, the Costa del Sol Hotel Association, which is the British government Follow political and unscientific standards To go from one traffic light to the next, and he offers a number: There are actually five million Britons booked with the light in amber.
“We believe that until 21 June we will not have a green traffic light, because the accumulated infection rate will not fall below 50 in less than a month,” Luque says. The British account for 34% of all travelers in the Malaga province of the Costa del Sol. Spain isn’t alone: Greece, Italy and France are also looking for a green traffic light in the UK (so far, only Portugal maintains this competitive edge).
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