Crisis expected to see 25 per cent of hotels on the Costa del Sol shut down for good

A Costa del Sol hotel just before the lockdown.
A Costa del Sol hotel just before the lockdown. / EFE
  • The tourism sector has started work on a project to boost the recovery of the industry after the lockdown

Some 25 per cent of hotels in Malaga province won't reopen as a result of the coronavirus crisis. This is the view of the president of the Costa del Sol Hoteliers' Association (Aehcos), Luis Callejón Suñé.

Without the expected income from Easter and the summer, a large majority of businessowners in the tourist accommodation sector fear they won't be able to operate at all in the last quarter of the year.

"The sooner we become aware of the gravity of the situation, the sooner we can take action and get out of it," he insists.

In order to combat the expected losses, on Tuesday the Costa's tourism sector as a whole (hotels, restaurants, beach bars, travel agencies and rental companies) reached a unanimous agreement to start working on a product that will revolutionise the destination and will be a key part in its recovery.