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Spanish hoteliers gather to gripe about pessimistic predictions for next year

Excerpt from Hotel News Now

Dec 03, 2012 1:51 pm

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The ailing hotel industry is a victim of Spain’s economic recession, which is prompting the government to impose taxes that actually hinder the growth of tourism, its greatest commodity.

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The W Hotel is a landmark of the Barceloneta beach in Barcelona, Spain. Oh Barcelona / Flickr.com


Spanish hoteliers are predicting a bleak winter season caused by the country’s economic ills and government austerity measures that are directly affecting the industry, according to a survey carried out by the Confederation of Spanish Hotels and Tourist Accommodations.

“The winter season will not be good for us,” CEHAT President Juan Molas said… “Spain’s domestic market outlook is, frankly, alarming.”

Molas said it was the first time in four years Spanish hotel owners and operators expected a negative winter season. Their expectations concerning overnight stays, profitability, length of stay and average room rates were down 31 % compared to the same period a year ago.

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