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12-05-2021NISSAN

The British government yesterday unveiled a six million pound promotion al package to attract foreign tourists back to the UK while there were reports in some respected media outlets that Spain, along with France, may not be given the green light when the first traffic light review is carried out.

The question has got to be asked: Does the British government want millions of Britons flocking overseas and spending millions of pounds which could be spent in the UK and significantly help to not only reboot the domestic economy but also the UK’s hospitality sector.

Next week, hotels and bar and restaurant interiors will be allowed to reopen and restrictions are gradually eased again, unlike the rash lifting of the State of Alarm in Spain which has sparked fears of a fresh surge in cases as the country parties like never before.

On the one hand, the British government can not afford to clip the wings of the airlines and tour operators for much longer, however, they can complicate life by, for example, keeping top destinations like Spain, on amber until their case numbers and vaccination levels have reached a benchmark deemed fit for travel.

Spain, for example, is very much doing the same by encouraging domestic tourism with a host of cash incentives while also trying to woo back foreign tourists. Time will tell.

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Maria / Hace about 1 month

A British resident's true cost of trying to fly to Mallorca. 1. £130 PCR test before flying to Mallorca. (this will not change as you can't board a flight without a test) 2. £EUR79 PCR test in Mallorca to be able to board the flight to the UK. 3. £170 PCR bundle test to be purchased before travel for home testing on day 2&8 after arriving back in the UK. (you need the code to put in your travel form so it is compulsory to buy this) 4. £130 PCR to enrol into the "Test to Release" scheme so that you don't have to stay at home for 10 days but can be "released" after day 5 (if negative). This is a total cost of £499 per person, on top of you other travel costs when travelling to an amber country. On top of this cost, we also can't know for certain that we will actually be let into the country as I am a EU citizen but resident in the UK. Not to mention the fact that I now know that on my journey back the UK I have to battle 7-10 hrs queues at the airport. I love Mallorca, its people and I have my second home on the island. But as a British resident this is just too much to endure at the moment.

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Anton / Hace about 1 month

This article sums up my suspicions exactly. Anyone who expects an honest motive from this PM is living in a dream world. Remember the lie he told our Queen about his reason for proroguing Parliament..?

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