The confidence that many British tour operators have with the Costa Blanca seems to be returning. As reported by Turisme de la Comunitat Valenciana, following a meeting at Fitur, states that the UK company, Jet2.com, has confirmed that it plans to triple the number of seats in 2022 compared to those that were available in last year. The commitment will see passenger numbers increase from 180,000 to 460,000.
This would bring them much closer to pre pandemic levels, as in 2019, during the tourism boom, the airline had 670,000 travellers.
Turisme highlights the importance of such forecasts, which denote that the demand and confidence in the Costa Blanca is beginning to return.
This was confirmed by the regional secretary of Tourism, Francesc Colomer, who said on Monday that “as soon as sanitary conditions allow, and the omicrom situation improves, international demand will return to the Costa Blanca.”
He said that the United Kingdom is slightly ahead of the rest of Europe, and have already begun to remove many of the restrictions imposed until now to avoid contagion, which will allow greater mobility among tourists.
One main problem, though, which is one of the sector’s requests to the Spanish government: the relaxation of measures for minors, coming from countries where they are not yet included in the national programs for second vaccinations or boosters. Hoteliers too demand this exception so that families with children are not prevented from taking their holidays in Spain.