Spain warning as popular resorts are 'worst hit'

Millions of people travel to Spain from the UK each year
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Resorts in Spain that are popular with UK tourists are the "worst hit" when it comes to a huge drop in tourism revenues.

The Majorca Daily Bulletin reports that "alarm bells" are ringing in the resort's restaurant sector, with a huge drop of customers this month. The president of Majorca CAEB restaurant association, Alfonso Robledo, said restaurants are noticing a huge drop in business.

He said: "“Before there was no difference between Mondays and Saturdays. We were always full because people who are on holiday don’t take into account whether it is a working day or a public holiday.

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"This year, however, customers are leaving their dinners or lunches for the weekends. We don’t understand what is happening because there are more and more tourists".

The Daily Bulletin said holiday resorts are the "worst hit", while the president of the travel agency association Aviba, Pedro Fiol, said: "Palma city is dragging these figures down".

Customers visiting bars and restaurants seem to have reduced their spending. Mr Robledo continued: "Until now, June had always been a good month, giving a taste of what the tourist season could bring.

"However, this year we are having, in particular, study trips, which has always been the case, and stag and hen parties. These people that do not spend and we are missing the tourists with a medium-high purchasing power who used to visit the island before the massive arrival of travellers in July and August."

More and more people appear to be opting for half-board, full-board or all-inclusive packages, meaning less is being spent in the resort's restaurants.

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