ALTEA, Benidorm and Finestrat have long been favourite holiday destinations for Valencian Community residents.
The pandemic has done nothing to alter their popularity, said Altea’s Tourism councillor, Xelo Gonzalez, who revealed that they are currently amongst the destinations that are most-chosen by those using the Generalitat’s €12 million Bono Viaje voucher scheme.
This was introduced to assist the region’s beleaguered tourist sector and so far this year the regional government has issued 22,000 of the vouchers that can be used to pay up to 70 per cent of accommodation costs from January 1 to June 15 and again between September 15 and December 31.
Eleven Altea hotels and tourist accommodation firms have signed up to the initiative, Gonzalez said, as well as two travel agencies.
The councillor also urged Altea residents to take advantage of the Bono Viaje vouchers and travel inside the Valencian Community.
“Not only can they explore the region at greatly reduced prices but they will also be helping to reactive a sector that has been badly affected by the pandemic restrictions,” she said.
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