Hotels in Andalusia are set to fill up to around 66% occupancy over the Easter holiday, with the key days of Thursday to Sunday up to 80% occupancy.
The Local Government Group has filed a motion to be discussed and passed at the next plenary session to once more request the Ministry of Justice and Home Affairs of the Junta de Andalucia to permit hotels in tourist towns to offer ‘live’ music on their terraces.
National Police in Benalmádena have arrested a 43-year-old man on suspicion of three counts of burglary and one of attempeted burglary at various hotels in the town.
Torrox Council wants to encourage the building of hotels in the municipality and have initially approved an initiative to change the PGOU (General Plan) in order to achieve their objective.
In absolute terms, the Costa del Sol registered the biggest increase in hotel visitors so far this year, an extra 136,496 or 4.21%.
According to the National Institute of Statistics (INE), hotels in Andalucia registered 5.56 million overnight stays during July, an increase of 4.2% on the same month in 2012.
The hotel chain Asur is in talks with the receivers in charge of the hotels Oasis de Isla Cristina and Islantilla in Huelva, which closed a year ago, with the intention of trying to reopen the hotels in the summer. The 140 workforce from these hotels and demanding reinstatement be included in the negotiations.
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The AEN, the Association of Employers in Nerja, has written to the Council to request an adjustment to the water rates as the increase is seriously damaging to hotels in the town.
The European Court of Justice has ruled that dentists do not have to pay royalties on music played in surgeries to relax patients but hotels who play music in rooms or reception areas do.