Doing nicely in Altea, thank you

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ALTEA: An image of tranquillity and safetyPhoto credit: Altea town halls

ALTEA had 72 per cent occupancy in July, according to statistics from the local hotel and tourist accommodation sector. 

“These figures can’t compare with the 92 per cent registered in 2019 but, given the exceptional situation created by Covid-19, they aren’t bad,” announced Altea’s Tourism councillor Xelo Gonzalez. 

The outlook for August was “very good,” the councillor added. 

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“The town hall has been working all these months to convey an image of tranquillity and safety, which we are emphasising with our Information Assistants in the Old Quarter,” she said. 

Meanwhile, the Tourist Info Altea offices attended to 813 enquiries from visitors during August, of whom 78 per cent were Spanish. 

Most came from the Valencian Community and Madrid, followed by the Basque Region, Castilla-Leon and Castilla la Mancha. 


The majority of foreign visitors were French, with the remainder coming from the UKBelgium and the Netherlands. 

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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