Too Little, Too Late?

BZDIR Hotel HeliosAccording to the Chairman of the Hostelry Association, Jesús Megías, most hotels are closed or closing, so the Junta aid package has arrived too late.

“This has been the worst summer in history,” considers Sr. Megías, and consequently the sector needs direct aid, because the way things are looking, he warned, they might not be around to reopen come next spring.

The Junta VPM, Juan Marín, said on Tuesday that the bono (voucher) which will become available from the 15th of this month, intends to encourage Andalusians to travel around the region, offering “some extras.” Primarilly the idea is to boost weekend-overnight stays or even 3-to-4 night stays.

Sr. Megías is not convinced, pointing out that during the summer hotel occupation was only around 40% even with prices 30% lower than previous summers. The crunch is that the autumn and winter trade depends heavily on international tourism, without which hotels just cannot survive.

What the association wants is direct economic aid and 100% discount on municipal IBI payments.

The Chairman does admit, however, that the Costa Tropical faired better than other coastal areas precisely because it does not depend so much on foreign tourism during the summer; e.g., as the Costa del Sol does.

Editorial comment: there seems to be a contradiction in Sr. Megías’ words there: do we depend on off-season foreign tourism or don’t we?

(News: Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

  6 comments for “Too Little, Too Late?

  1. September 4, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    Julie wrote: “You reply is downright emotional bullying. Of course I care for anyone who dies, and your reply beggars belief. How many people have died from Covid alone in Almunecar and La Herradura from Covid alone in the last six months? Tell your readers.”

    Emotial bullying? For pointing out the obvious? If you “cared” about that death you would have worded your statement very differently. Do you think that I am the only person that read it that way? Seriously?

    You could have written: the local figures do not reflect what is happening on a national level.” But what you don’t do on a local website based in a small town of 26,000 where everybody knows each other, went to school in the same schools, go to the same bars and a long etc, is state, “Just one.”

    Tell our readers? Just how many articles do we have to publish giving the local figures, Julie? Would you like me to provide links?

    Look, I am not going to spend the afternoon arguing with you. We publish everybody’s comments concerning our articles; yours are a case in point but this is Internet and when you throw something controversial out there, you’re going to get incoming.

  2. September 4, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    Julie Wroet: “I never said Covid was a lie, I said the numbers are exaggerated. Why did you twist my comment?”

    The numbers, Julie, are not exaggerated, they are under estimated. Spain is reporting just over 29,000 whereas the true figure is actually over 40,000. And this playing down of figures is what is happening on a regional level, on a national level and an international one, or do you really think the number that China is quoting is accurate?

    You don’t believe me? Would you like a fool-proof way of knowing how many people have really died of coronavirus? Easy, compare the total deaths for all causes in Spain, for example, for 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 against 2020. The vast majority of extra deaths are coronavirus, no matter what the government says.

    Hey, but that doesn’t fit in with your agenda, Julie, does it, let’s be honest.

    I am tired on the Trump-Steve Bannon tactics manipulating social media; i.e., claiming that the established press is lying whilst all the time spewing lies and ignoring it when people show their lies up for what they are. I’ve ploughed through that sort of offal on US political forums year after year ever since the Tea Party came onto the scene.

  3. julie
    September 4, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    I never said Covid was a lie, I said the numbers are exaggerated.

    Why did you twist my comment?

  4. julie
    September 4, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    You reply is downright emotional bullying.

    Of course I care for anyone who dies, and your reply beggars belief.

    How many people have died from Covid alone in Almunecar and La Herradura from Covid alone
    in the last six months?

    Tell your readers.

  5. September 4, 2020 at 3:09 pm

    Julie Wrote: “How many people have died in Almunecar and La Herradura during the last six months due to Covid? The last I heard was one person. Just one person.”

    Perhaps you would like to pass that one past the dead person’s family, explaining to them that it’s all a lie and a farce.

    If somebody has incurable cancer and is hit by a bus, then the bus killed them; not the cancer.

  6. julie
    September 4, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Make no mistake the Costa Tropical, like all of the costas are going to suffer terrible hardship.

    There has been unprecedented fear mongering in the media.

    How many people have died in Almunecar and La Herradura during the last six months
    due to Covid?

    The last I heard was one person.

    Just one person.

    The Centre of Disease Control in the US recently admitted (in the small print) that only
    6% of deaths are related to Covid alone.

    94% of people had at least 2 co-morbilities i.e. cancer, heart disease etc.

    When will the media stop censoring medical academics who produce evidence the deaths
    have been vastly exaggerated?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *