A study measuring the tourist reputation of Vilanova and Geltrrú in Covid-19 time scores 8.45 in tourist accommodation

Personal, location, and cleanup are the best-rated service dimensions for customers A study that analyzes the image of Vilanova and Geltr on as a tourist and gastronomic destination post Covid-19 points the Vilanova experience with an 8.32, according to the Global IRon, the reputation index. The study has been carried out by the company Vivetial […]

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Of the Recovery Fund and Other Stories

Supposedly, on April 27, the Council of Ministers approved the Recovery Plan, a unique and, hopefully, unrepeatable opportunity to revitalize the Spanish economy in what promises to be a thorny journey. I say supposedly because although the news headlines and the media have echoed, the information reaches us so empty of content, let alone concrete, […]

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The re-opening of the county opens the closure to the tourist accommodation of Garraf and Baix Penedès

On 15 March, the Procicat lifted the comarcal confinement for the living bubbles  The comarcal mistrust leaves behind two months of restrictions that have cleared tourist accommodations. This new phase of mobility is a breath of relief to tourism, which can already recover some of the economic activity, and also to citizens, who are being […]

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With the wine to the neck: wine cellars in Covid-19 time

Supermarkets, the biggest adversaries of wine cellars Wine cellars experience a loss of 26.7% after confinement.    It is bad times for wine cellars. The closure of the catering industry, coupled with the new trend of direct sales between wineries and consumers, has done nothing but harm to these places which promote the culture of […]

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Is there a possibility of opining?

In conscience, this letter should be entitled something like “The Infuges of a Banana State”; but out of respect, out of principle, or through education, we have not named it that way. Our motivation, dear readers, is the publication of the ministerial order of the 13th January with effect on 14 January to modify an […]

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The arrival of the vaccine, the great hope of the tourism sector

The Institute for Economic Analysis (IEE) estimates a GDP growth of 6% this 2021 Summer of 2021 It is not the title of a film, although this last year may be worthy of a film, but the date that has scheduled the tourist industry as the start of recovery. An increase in the forecasting of […]

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Royal Decree Law 35/2020, of 22 December, of urgent measures to support the tourist industry, hotel and trade and tax matters

Yesterday the BOE published Royal Decree-Law 35/2020 of 22 December, with measures to support the tourism, hotel and catering and commercial sectors valued at 4.22 billion euros.  Below is a brief summary of the main measures:           Reduction in the rent of premises Both SMEs and self-employed people who have rented premises can benefit. There […]

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The demand of tourist companies to reduce VAT falls on deaf ears

Reyes Maroto doubts that the measure will have an effect on demand The tourism sector is calling for a reduction in tourist VAT, which has been set at 10% since 2012, to offset the effects of the pandemic, which has hit the sector like no other. For this reason, the business organizations are demanding that […]

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The tourism sector will lose 63 million international visitors this 2020

Rural tourism does not falter despite restrictions and the absence of international mobility The tourism sector will close 2020 with losses of 75% or 76% in international visitors, in addition to tourism spending, according to the Secretary of State for Tourism, Fernando Valdés, which would mean losing 63 million tourists in a year. A severe […]

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The first phase of the de-escalation plan is extended until 21 December in Catalonia

Catalonia will maintain the same restrictions for two more weeks The Generalitat has decided to postpone until 21 December the access to section 2 of the de-escalation due to the worsening of the data the Covid in Catalonia. Thus, the Autonomous Community will remain in tranche 1 of the plan begun on 23 November and […]

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