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Several Large Hotel Chains Close Their Establishments in the Canary Islands

Meliá, Barceló, Riu and Hesperia have already closed several hotels in the Canary archipelago due to the lack of tourists as a result of the pandemic and they are not ruling out more closures over the coming weeks.

Hotel RIU Gran Canaria 1

The mobility restrictions imposed both in Spain and in the countries that send most of the visitors to Spain, such as the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Italy, meant that the Canary Islands were not able to recover their activity during the month of December.

The mandatory nature of the negative PCR tests for foreign tourists, combined with the new measures and curfews, which are essentially incompatible with tourism, mean that tourists are deciding not to travel. As a result, many of the large hotel chains have chosen to close their hotels due to the lack of demand.

Read the full article in Spanish.

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