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    Tourism on the Costa del Sol is in the starting blocks

    British airline Jet2.com has announced that bookings heading to Malaga have jumped after the UK announced it would allow travel abroad again from 17 May. “Spain is one of the countries benefiting most from this confidence boost,” said Steve Heapy, managing director of Jet2.com. The company works with a hundred hotels on the Costa del Sol. The company ceased operations when the UK imposed a quarantine on travellers from Spain at the end of July 2020. Jet2.com has also announced that it will open its tenth base in Bristol this summer. This will see direct flights to Spain from ten UK airports, including Málaga.

    Meanwhile, other hotel chains are also increasingly interested in the Costa del Sol. The Barceló Hotel Group, for example, has announced new projects. Raul Gonzalez, managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, anticipated that two new four-star hotels with a total of 700 rooms will be unveiled in a few weeks. He did not give an exact location yet, but put the focus on the Marbella and Estepona area, which he said always generates a lot of interest.

    Gonzalez expects the economic recovery to begin with the summer. But he said this would depend on the type of hotel, its location and its dependence on international tourism. “Luxury has worse occupancy rates worldwide and hotels with long stays perform better. Therefore, some will recover faster than others. Some will do it in 2022, others will have to wait until 2024,” he said. He is positive about the UK market’s planned re-opening date of 17 May. “It is already good news in these times.”

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