Costa Blanca hoteliers say Brexit is not affecting British holiday bookings for next year

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FEELING CONFIDENT: The head of Hosbec said Brexit is not impacting on the hotel sector, photo credit: Shutterstock

THE head a Benidorm and Costa Blanca hoteliers association has said that holiday bookings from British customers have remained stable despite Britain’s impending departure from the European Union (EU).

Toni Mayor, president of Hosbec, said hotels have not had to cut prices in order to woo British travelers to the Costa Blanca.

The recovery of rival destinations such as Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt which up until now have been beset with security problems has also not impacted on bookings, Mayor added.

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The Hosbec president said confidence among hotel owners on the Costa Blanca had also been buoyed by the recent World Travel Market in London.

The tourism industry fair saw representatives of Spanish regional tourist boards travel to the British capital to pitch themselves to the county’s holidaymakers.

Mayor said hoteliers were confident a Brexit deal would be finalized within weeks. He also cited figures from Thomas Cook which showed they had already sold 15 per cent of their packages for next year’s holiday season.

Mayor added that the hotel sector could not afford to be complacent. He said price increases of 15 per cent from some could lead to Costa Blanca hotels being undercut by rival destinations if British demand tightens.

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