! Murcia Today – Exceptional weekend in bustling Benidorm, close to pre-pandemic levels
Popular holiday destination of Marina Baixa, in the province of Alicante, exceeded occupancy forecasts over the weekend
“There is a lot of atmosphere and movement these days and that translates into a lot of work. Benidorm is full and there are still a lot of people in the resort.”
“Sometimes there were people queuing for a table due to the number of visitors staying for the long weekend, or just spending the day here,” Castillo added.
The hospitality industry is one of the sectors hardest hit by the pandemic in Benidorm, along with trade, so being able to reach 2019 levels is “a huge relief, after all we’ve been through,” the president added. of the association, which said businesses were hopeful that this “level of occupancy” will continue into November.
In addition to the influx of domestic tourists to Benidorm, there has also been a noticeable increase in the number of holidaymakers from the UK over the past week.
“We are at pre-pandemic levels,” said Alex Fratini, Abreca member. “It’s been packed the last few days and the nightlife is also going very well”,
Forecast hotel occupancy before the weekend was 72%, but some sources say that figure has been “exceeded” and many hotels have had to hang “no availability” signs.