Travel voucher bounty

Travel voucher bounty
ALTEA: Plenty of bookings via the Bono Viaje voucher scheme Photo credit: Altea town hall

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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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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