70 percent of Benidorm’s hotel establishmentswhich has attracted national tourism, have been open for the first half of Augustand the drop in activity was 30%.
This is reflected in the Observatory for the De-climbing of Bars and Restaurants in SpainAccording to this report, 14% of hotel and catering establishments in Spain continued to be closed during the week of 10-16 August.
In addition to the closed premises, the losses of those that have already opened are added, so the sector estimates that the loss of the activity remains at 26 %three points less than in the last thirty days.
Distributors’ sales fell by 26% for the same period in 2019, the Observatory said in a statement.
By Community, Aragón, Cataluña, Cantabria, País Vasco, Castilla y León, Murcia, Navarra, Comunitat Valenciana and Baleares increased the percentage of establishments open, as compared with Andalucía, Castilla-La Mancha, Galicia and Madrid, where the rate decreased.
In addition, sales in Madrid fell 18 points to 54% of last year’s sales, while in the Balearic Islands they were 50%, three points lower.
In the first half of August, the areas dependent on foreign tourism saw the hotel trade stay between 45 and 55 %. of the previous year’s activity, in agreement with the Observatory.
For example, in the Balearic Islands, open premises accounted for an average of 34% of the previous year’s sales and hotel activity was reduced by less than half, while in Benidorm 70% of the establishments opened and the drop in activity was 30%.
The figures were better in the north of Spain, where the average number of establishments opened was 90% and sales reached 85% of those for the same period in 2019 in Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria and Castile and Leon.