Monday, 1 December 2008

Benidorm cooks the golden goose

Bedlam Viewpoint

How to kill off tourism in one stroke
There’s something drastically wrong with Spanish logic – if it exists at all. I don’t think I’ll ever get my head around it. In particular, the Spanish in the Valencia region seem hell bent on killing the goose that lays the golden egg.

In strained financial times, you’d think the councillors of Benidorm would do something to attract visitors. Not so! In fact, the latest piece of stupid legislation is beyond belief. This week, the Council are thinking of introducing fines for people using the beach ‘in an inappropriate way’.
Don't dare walk on the sand
The Council has decided to introduce fines of up to 750 euros for ‘offenders’ who have the audacity to WALK on the beach between the hours of midnight and 07:00hrs because they will have swept the sand and don’t want the looks spoiled.

If you go for an early morning swim (after 07:00 hrs of course), make sure your umbrella is not near the water’s edge otherwise you might be fined 150 euros.

Fines for playing ball
Fancy building a sand castle? A fine of 120 euros will now punish this decadent form of recreation. Fined 120 euros for building sandcastles, are they bloody mad! Playing ball will incur a similar fine. The staggeringly stupid Council seem intent on strangling the ’golden goose’.

They absolutely piss me off!
Law is corrupt
When are those in charge going to realise that without tourism the area will die. The Spanish have already shown absolute contempt for ex-patriots with the legally corrupt Valencia land grab laws. Now they believe they owe nothing to tourists. This sort of attitude not only displays an absolute lack of intelligence, it is sheer, bloody, arrogance. The sole reasons for their wealth is tourism and ex-patriots. Yet, they abuse both at every opportunity.

As far as I can see, the Spanish deserve to lose it all. I wish them misfortune.

My advice is DON’T COME TO SPAIN FOR YOUR HOLIDAYS OR TO LIVE – the Spanish don’t want you.


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