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- JESUS BETANCOURT
The weather in the Canary Islands during Easter is being pleasant, with rising temperatures, but also the risk of light rains. The State Meteorological Agency (AEMET) has published its forecast for the coming days in the Islands. The weather in the Canary Islands at Easter for now is being stable, except this Wednesday 13, in which rains may be more likely. However, at least until this Holy Tuesday, the images on the main beaches and coastal points of the Island speak for themselves.
In an explanatory thread on their Twitter account, from the Aemet they announce that the Islands will be “under the predominance of high pressures and anticyclonic wedges” that will lead to “stable weather for the next few days”. In addition, the forecast for the weather in the Canary Islands at Easter foresees “that the low pressure systems run far to the north of the islands”. The Canary Islands and Lanzarote, in particular, begin today the Holy Week of the return to normality or what is the same the first, since the pandemic began in which there will be no restrictions, except for wearing the mask indoors, which will not decay until next April 20. In addition, it is expected that from the tourist point of view it is being and will be good.
At the beginning of the week, reaching Thursday the 14th, the cloudiness will be more abundant “especially on the north slopes”, and it will be from the second half of the 14th when slightly cloudy skies will predominate and with general rises in temperatures from of the weekend.
On Sunday, in areas of Tenerife, it will be close to 30 degrees, which will be reached the same day in Gran Canaria. In Fuerteventura, this thermal rise can cause 34 degrees to be reached according to the weather forecast in the Canary Islands at Easter.
The Spanish hotel sector considers that, ahead of Easter, the forecasts “are very positive”, despite being “limping” from the effects of the sixth wave of infections caused by the omicron variant.
In statements to Europa Press Television, the president of the Spanish Confederation of Hotels and Tourist Accommodation (Cehat), Jorge Marichal, explained that the elimination of restrictions “is being very positive” for the sector.
“There is a great desire to travel and we see that the national issuer continues to be an important issuer this Easter and we are delighted to receive them,” explained Marichal, assuring at the same time that international tourists are recovering.
As for the destinations for this holiday period, from Cehat they have indicated that the most demanded places continue to be those of sun and beach where there is a “very good demand”. In this context, the weather in the Canary Islands at Easter, where the sun and good temperatures will predominate, plays in favor of the Islands.
However, inland tourism continues to be highly demanded by national tourists, “to discover that inland Spain that has gained a lot from the pandemic”. “The Spanish tourist is going to continue deciding to visit Spain, especially the interior, and the international tourist is going to focus more on the coast, in places such as the Valencian coast, the Andalusian coast, the Catalan coast, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands”, has declared the president of Cehat.
The hotel sector is concerned about the rise in prices, which “is already affecting the entire value chain of the sector” and the family economy that “will have an impact on decisions to purchase vacations and savings”.
In addition, Marichal has pointed out that the rise in the energy escalation is becoming a “serious problem in the income statement”, since that rise also implies a rise in interest”.
From Cehat they have shown their concern about the war in Ukraine and its “geopolitical effects”, which is already affecting the sector due to the closure of airspace to flights from Russia. “Russian tourists are very focused on certain Spanish tourist destinations and that is where the greatest damage is done,” he stressed.
Spain is no longer receiving more than 1.4 million Russian tourists, 2% of the total number of tourists who visit our country who come with “high purchasing power and whose spending capacity is greater”.
In this sense, from Cehat they have asked the public administrations to “lend a hand” at a promotional level to “change those Russian tourists”, who have stopped coming to Spain, “for other emitters that we can quickly bring” to those areas that used to target Russian tourism.
“We ask for promotional actions so that these tourist destinations can weather this trick that the war in Ukraine has played on them,” he concluded.