Tourism looks inland

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Tourism looks inland
ATTRACTIVE SCENERY: Raco de Sant Bonaventura near Alcoy Photo credit: Turismo Alicante Interior

WITH Costa Blanca hotels resigned to a 35 per cent Easter occupation, inland rural areas looked forward to an influx.

Indira Amaya, who is president of Alicante’s Association of Interior Tourism and also manager of an Alcoy hotel, was predicting a “very good” Easter as the holidays got underway.

Bookings were so buoyant, Amaya told the provincial press, that many establishments had to hang out the “No vacancies” sign for the long weekend between Maundy Thursday and Easter Monday.

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Alicante province’s 200 rural hotels were likely to fill their combined 2,500 capacity, she said beforehand.

“This has been a shot in the arm for the sector after all the difficulties confronting us in recent months,” the association president declared.

She attributed the encouraging bookings to the nationwide travel restrictions that have boundaries between all other regions.


“This has made people look inland for the holiday.  And we are in a context where, fearing Covid infection, they want to avoid crowds,” Amaya said.

“They have looked for quiet places with attractive scenery, interesting activities and a very good gastronomic offer.”


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Linda Hall
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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