The article here on the town hall website has details of a boost for the commercial sector and tourism in the area.
Reading the not very good Google translation of the article it looks like the Junta de Andalucía has declared Almerimar and Balerma areas that have officially got a large influx of tourists. This among other things will allowing more flexibility in opening hours for businesses during the busy parts of the year (e.g. Easter and the summer months).
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Municipal satisfaction for the declaration of great tourist influx, which will boost the commercial sector and tourism of the municipality
This certification recognizes the centers of Balerma and Almerimar, as well as access to the latter, as areas of great tourist flow and will allow to offer all the necessary services for a population in constant growth that receives a significant number of tourists, especially in the Summer season
For the mayor, it is "an important qualification for the city, as it will further boost our important commercial fabric and expand and improve the service that during the summer and Holy Week lends itself to both residents and tourists "
Góngora recalled that "this renewal for the period 2017-2020 has been possible thanks to the numerous meetings and meetings held with the business sector, as well as with officials of the Andalusian government, in order to meet the special needs of the municipality"
The municipal government has wanted to express its satisfaction with the announcement made today on the declaration of the Large Tourist Influence Zone of the coastal areas of Balerma and Almerimar, as well as the access road to the latter, which will boost the commercial sector and The tourism of the municipality, since with this it will be possible to offer all the necessary services during the Holy Week and the summer months to a population, like El Ejido, that is in constant growth and that, season after season, continues increasing the arrival Of tourists.
This rating will allow establishments to open their doors during Easter weekends and on weekends during the summer months, from July 1 to September 15, when the flow of visitors, As well as that the local trade has a greater hourly freedom during the summer months.
For the mayor of El Ejido, Francisco Góngora, "this is great news for the city, because it is an important qualification for our city, very necessary for a population like ours, since it will come to energize, even more, our Important commercial fabric and to expand and improve the service that during the summer and Easter is suitable for both residents and tourists.
Góngora also stressed that "this renewal, which will be valid during the 2017-2020 four-year period, has been possible thanks to the numerous meetings and meetings held by the local government with the business sector, as well as with officials from the Andalusian government, In order to meet the special needs and characteristics presented by the municipality, which for some years has been positioning itself in international markets as a preferred quality destination. One fact, as he has remarked, "is due to the innumerable resources and possibilities that this offers and that make it suitable to enjoy a few days of rest at any time of the year."
In this line, it should be remembered that the local government has been working for more than five years on a firm commitment to make tourism an economic pillar in the municipality. That is why, at this time, numerous measures have been articulated aimed at promoting El Ejido both inside and outside our borders, so that "we are beginning to be known between the operators and the different markets, both traditional Like emerging ones, as a healthy destination where it is possible to rest, to enjoy a good Mediterranean gastronomy and to practice an endless of nautical sports, golf or trekking in full nature through the Natural Place of Punta Entinas throughout the year.