The Costa del Sol has welcomed with optimism the passage of the region to level zero risk of the spread of Covid, which implies the end of time and capacity restrictions, a measure that will generate confidence and security in the destination and help to reactivate the economy, according to various sources consulted.
The commercial and marketing director of Puerto Banús, David del Barrio, has indicated that from the premises welcome the news “with satisfaction and prudence“, Which is” a consequence of all the effort made by citizens, companies, public administrations and especially the health sector. ” Thus, it has valued that the measure will have a “positive” influence on port activity after “a summer where restrictions had already been relaxed”, so “this will further strengthen the confidence of visitors and customers.”
Regarding the schedules, he has specified that “They will remain the same as this summer for boutiques, but the hospitality will return to the usual pre-pandemic, especially with a view to the 2022 high season ”.
Asked if there is more movement, he has indicated that “people want relate, share and enjoy new and old experiences and what better place than Puerto Banús ”, while pointing out that “Little by little it is noticeable that normality is returning to our lives, which has a direct impact on our state of mind, resulting in a very positive change of environment ”.
The feeling of optimism is reflected in the hospitality business, where they have received the news “with happiness”, since it will serve so that “people are more relaxed and have more confidence “, has valued Gabriela Cito, owner of the bar ‘Circa’.
Claudia Checchi, who runs the restaurant ‘Incontro’ in Puerto Banús, has the same opinion. the measure is “positive”, since “people do not have the schedule to leave a restaurant, eat differently and can have a bottle of wine in peace ”. In addition, you have indicated that you will generate “more sales” by the amplitude of the capacity and “the tranquility of the people.”
The owner of the designer shoe store ‘Jackie jean obsession’ has said that the decision is good and “it will help as long as we protect the set, the environment and safety to respect the measures to be applied ”such as the use of the mask. Therefore, wait “an improvement at the level of commerce and tourism “.
The owner of the store ‘Marbella segway tours & bike’, Juan Carlos Clares, has indicated that the end of the restrictions has meant the return of foreign tourism “By 90%”, mainly from English, which accounts for 80% of this percentage. Regarding these visitors, he pointed out that it is a “second or third age” and “upper-middle class” tourism.
Meanwhile, the clerk of the polo clothing store La Martina, Vanesa Santander, has valued that “people are more relaxed ”and there is“ a more relaxed atmosphere and less tense ”with the return to pre-pandemic norms, although he has questioned“ what is normal now ”. “We are happy, but we do not always have a full capacitySo I don’t feel the difference much ”, he added.
The owner of the hairdresser ‘She & he hair and beauty salon’, Samuel Backhause, has added that “the difference from last year to this is very noticeable and there is more movement”, while he has valued that “the City Council could invest more in the cultural part of the port ” for its reactivation and to work together with the private sector to “put DJs in the beach areas”, for example. The owner of the establishment Ismael Hassan has estimated that the passage of the region to level zero “It is going to give another life to the area because it lives from tourism. It will improve a lot and it will attract tourism again, because if people know that there are no restrictions here, more would come ”, he remarked.