The Municipal Group VOX at the Castellón City Council, with representation in the Municipal Tourism Board, today criticized the cynicism of the Councilor for Tourism, Pilar Escuder, after affirming during the Board meeting, held this morning, that the hoteliers of the capital had done very well this summer and they were "very happy".
Escuder has even assured that some beach bar owners have not closed yet, despite meeting us already at the end of the season, in the middle of September, because they are having many clients and benefits. "Nothing is further from reality”, They comment from VOX
For the Municipal Group VOX, the Councilor for Tourism "lives oblivious to reality, in a bubble, because the associations of hoteliers in the province have already predicted massive layoffs in this month of September after tourism fell by half and dragged large economic losses”.
The coronavirus pandemic is severely hitting all of Spain and the engine of our economy, tourism, so “it is unfortunate that a representative of the people of Castellón speaks with such lightness about the economic drama that thousands of families, self-employed, linked to the service sector and the hospitality industry, are going through”, Point out sources of VOX consulted ..
“The Castellón Nightlife Association itself recently estimated a loss of around 1,000 jobs and the Provincial Association of Entrepreneurs and Tourism of Castellón (Ashotur) says that the hotel occupancy in the city has been barely 38% with substantial losses. Some figures showing the blackest summer season in recent years in the capital".