Monday, June 5, 2023

From bridge to bridge: British fill the Costa Blanca for the coronation of Carlos III

The coronation of [[LINK:EXTERNO||||||Carlos III]]as King of England next Saturday, May 6, it is a historic event of such magnitude – the Britain has not crowned a new king since 1953– That the Government, to celebrate it, gives all its citizens a bridge, by declaring Monday the 8th as a holiday.

It’s one of those called “bank holiday“, thanks to which the British will enjoy a long weekend of days May 5, 6, 7 and 8. And there White shore It is one of his favorite destinations to enjoy a getaway in the middle of spring, escape the weather in his country, to enjoy summer temperatures in the province of Alicante.

In this way, and the time Hotel in the Valencian Community, in general, and in the Costa Blanca, in particular, always taste the honey of the bridge. May 1and a full considered technical, with it 95.6% in Benidorm, 92.5% in Costa Blanca, 98.33% in Valencia or almost 90% in Castellónaccording to data from the hotel’s employer, Hosbec, a flood of British tourists is expected for the weekend.

Therefore, between May 1 and 8, the number of places offered airlines between the United Kingdom and Alicante-Elche-Miguel Hernández airport is 74,000, according to information provided by the VisitBenidorm foundation; take into account that the occupancy of the planes that cover this line is 90%, the forecast for the arrival of English tourists is more than encouraging, and in the sector there is talk of a return of hotel occupancy data from pre-pandemic times; that means from 2019.

The fact that the two bridges They were so close to each other, they explained from VisitBenidorm, allowing some British people who were linked to them, to take the four working days that separate the two bridges as days off in their company. Something that allows you to have practically a whole week of vacation in very close summer.

According to this forecast, bars, restaurants and hotels with British customers organized lunches, dinners or parties on the occasion of Carlos III’s coronation in places such as Benidorm which has the well-known english entertainment area, Located in Rincon de Loix. This is an offer made both for British citizens visiting the Costa Blanca for the bridge and for permanent residents of the province of Alicante. Other cities with a large percentage of British population such as RoyalsThello o Jávea has also prepared parties, all private initiatives in English bars, restaurants or clubs, for Saturday.

Las “Coronation Party”

As explained by Álex Fratini, spokesperson of Abreca, the Association of bars, restaurants, cafes and nightlife in Benidorm and the region, “next weekend we hope it will be like another May holiday in Benidorm but only for the British. As it happened with the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, in the bars and pubs that the British frequented, television screen which is used for, for example, football matches and the coronation of Carlos III will follow”.

Fratini clarified that “t-shirt It is a month that in Benidorm we have already called in the english; this year, it’s a long weekend, logically we expect much more, something that benefits all the bars, restaurants and entertainment venues “.

It must be kept in mind that for the English it is a deeply rooted tradition to celebrate any event in the Royal House, such as weddings. Hence, the so-called “Coronation Party” is announced with hype and cymbals on social networks hotels, camps, bars and restaurants in the aforementioned cities and that in some it is even required to dress in etiquette. Some meetings are held for the British colonies and in which, of course, tea and the British flag have a main role and in which the coronation of Carlos III continues on television.

In one way or another, and as expected in Christmas, there tourism on the white coast he recovered. The goal is to reach pre-Covid-19 levels.

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