Malaga Port reopens

The easing of Covid-19 restrictions are continuing across the country and, for the most part, they are greatly welcomed. 

The next bit of good news and restrictions easing is to see the Port of Malaga welcome international cruise ships to dock in the port once again from June 7. Cruise ships from international shores were banned up until this point due to Covid-19 restrictions. 

The news is welcomed by the hospitality and tourism sector as it will be a boost to local businesses and towns that have suffered a great loss in capital due to the lack of tourists and visitors to the areas. 

The aim of the easing of the restrictions is to ensure that international cruise activity can begin to recover by Autumn after struggling as a result of the pandemic. While the restrictions are eased on this front from June 5, there is a lot of work to be done between now and then to get everything back up and running. 

There is a lot of planning that still needs to be done in order to get the Port back running smoothly to welcome these cruise ships so there could be a slight delay as a result of planning and feasibility. 

While plans to get the Port and International cruise ships are up and running, the tourism industry in the Costa Del Sol is also taking off in a very positive way. Hotels and businesses have attracted tourists around the Costa Del Sol as it was reported by half of the hotels and apartments in the Costa Del Sol are now open. 

In a normal year, the summer months would be swarmed with tourists but this year was very different for obvious reasons. However, some of the hotels that are now open are offering great deals and flexible options which are very attractive to visitors. 

While there is still quite a lot of uncertainty, the opening of hotels and apartments is being done with caution and slowly progressing. Like many businesses around the world, there is a fear that some hotels may not have the ability to open back up as a result of the effects of Covid-19 but the greater effects will come to light as the summer continues. 

In other great news, it was reported by that Malaga has seen the highest growth of self-employment since the beginning of the pandemic. Many business owners and entrepreneurs have adapted to the current situation in the world and capitalized on their ideas. 

Many have become self-employed throughout the pandemic with over 123,000 people in Malaga now registered as self-employed. Many business people have adapted and continued to work to the best of their ability despite the major bumps in the road. This is highlighted all over the world by those who are self-employed which shows that when you have no other choice, you can adapt and overcome and succeed.


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