On February 6 this year the Queen became the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms, and the Commonwealth, and to celebrate the occasion Brits were given a four-day holiday from Thursday, June 5.
Thousands seized the opportunity for a quick getaway, with huge numbers choosing Benidorm, according to the Costa Blanca hoteliers’ association, Hosbec.
Hosbec was quoted by Euro Weekly News as saying:
Thousands of British families looked at the principal holiday destinations and Benidorm was one of their preferred choices.
According to Hosbec’s calculations, the 15,000 Britons staying in Benidorm hotels for the four-day break or longer make up a whopping 45 percent of all visitors to the resort.
It was estimated that they would spend 60,000 nights in the idyllic resort during this period, boosting the economy by €6.3 million.
Inevitably, reported EWN, the airport saw increased traffic with 38,000 seats on 206 Alicante-bound flights taking off over the four days.
The Jubilee has had repercussions all over the Costa Blanca.
The same communique also pointed out that not only hotels are sharing in the bonanza. Hosbec’s calculations were based on hotel stays, without taking into account visitors staying in tourist apartments, or second residences as well as campsites.
Benidorm business owners are delighted by this boost, which follows news that the resort is strongly bouncing back from the Covid lock-downs.
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