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The Provincial Council asks the Government that British tourists can reside 6 months in a row on the Costa Blanca

Discussions take place re the 90 day rule - The president of the Diputación, Carlos Mazón, discusses with the ambassador the situation of Brexit and how this process affects the British, whose stay can not exceed three months, due to Schengen Rules.

The president of the Diputación de Alicante and the Provincial Tourism Board, Carlos Mazón, met in London with the Ambassador of Spain in the United Kingdom, José Pascual Marco, to address the situation of British residents in the province, after Brexit, and specify collaborative actions that allow extending their stay in the territory beyond the three months currently stipulated. The meeting, which took place at the Embassy in Chesham Place, was also attended by the director of the Provincial Tourism Board, José Mancebo, and the mayor of Benidorm, Toni Pérez.

Discussions take place re the 90 day rule

The meeting was attended by Mazón, the director of the Board of Trustees, José Mancebo and the mayor of Benidorm, Toni Pérez, pictured above

Discussions take place re the 90 day rule

As Mazón explained, "British residents in the province are a source of wealth for us and one of our best ambassadors for the arrival of British tourism on the Costa Blanca. They are fundamental and we are working on reciprocity so that they can also be six months in a row in our territory when they come to visit us, because they are the same conditions in which Alicante and Spaniards can be in the United Kingdom. "

The meeting with the ambassador, which lasted for just over half an hour, "has gone in this direction and we have launched common activities to pressure, to work and to bring this possibility closer from the point of view of the claim before the British Government," said Mazón.

Finally, the institutional head and president of the Provincial Tourism Board has recognized that the meeting "has been very satisfactory and the ambassador is perfectly aware of one of the priorities that the province of Alicante has as a large province, probably the most British in all of Spain, with more than 70,000 residents".

From this meeting came the commitment of the ambassador to transfer to the British government this "urgent need for the tourist and economic interests of the province", according to Mazón. The area of International Residents of the Diputación de Alicante, directed by the deputy Juan de Dios Navarro, has launched in recent years various information campaigns to facilitate procedures and resolve doubts that arise to the British who live in our province.

The meeting took place within the framework of the World Travel Market, where the Costa Blanca Board of Trustees yesterday closed an important agreement with international tour operators to activate an extraordinary plan focused on accelerating the reservations of British visitors to the province for 2022. As announced by Mazón, this strategy, in collaboration with the tourism sector of the Costa Blanca, will be activated in December and will consist of several phases in order to ensure that during the first quarter of next year a large part of the stays in the province of tourists from the United Kingdom are already arranged.

Please note this article has been translated from Spanish to English, some details may be slightly lost in this translation, read the original article here at Information.es

 

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