160 accommodations and management companies have been granted, and a period of one month is opened to present appeals
Benidorm approves the third remittance of aid to the accommodation sector and raises the amount granted to about 1.8 million
The Local Government Board (JGL) has approved this Monday the third remittance of direct aid created by Benidorm City Council to support the city's accommodation sector, raising the amount granted to "about 1.8 million euros", as reported by the mayor, Toni Pérez. This third remittance "includes as beneficiaries 25 tourist accommodations, in addition to the 135 management companies or establishments to which aid had already been granted in the two previous remittances."
"We are talking, therefore, of 160 merchants dedicated to tourist accommodation in Benidorm, whether they are hotels, campsites, pensions, hostels, apartment blocks and management companies", which are going to receive or have already received these benefits, "practically the only ones that they have been processed in the national territory as direct aid to this sector ”. A sector that "has made a great effort to overcome all this transit of the pandemic."
The mayor has indicated that "16 months later some establishments are still closed, but hoping that little by little, with the overcoming of the consequences of this pandemic, they will be able to reopen their doors"; and he has transferred the support of the City Council, which "has always tried to be close to the productive fabric and families of Benidorm through aid aimed at alleviating the effects of this crisis."
With the third remittance approved today, amounting to 120,016.20 euros, “we completed the evaluation and processing of all the applications received, remaining only at the expense of the possible resources presented by the 26 companies that have been denied aid for not meet any of the requirements included in the bases of this call ”. These companies now have "one month, if they consider it, to file an appeal against the denial of aid" on the municipal website: https://sede.benidorm.org.
Toni Pérez recalled that companies were eligible for aid "from 1,000 to 90,000 euros depending on the category and number of rooms or apartments in the establishment, with which to compensate for the temporary cessation of their activity or the drastic reduction of it as consequence of the pandemic, which has severely affected the accommodation sector, key in generating employment in tourist destinations like ours ”.