Shops in Benidorm may open on Sundays and holidays from mid-June to January 5

May 12, 2021
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Shops in Benidorm may open on Sundays and holidays from mid-June to 5th January. This has been reported by the Councilor for Commerce, Lorenzo Martínez, after the Official Gazette of the Generalitat Valenciana (DOGV) has published  the resolution of the Ministry of Sustainable Economy, Productive Sectors, Trade and Labor by which the declaration is modified of "the area of ​​great tourist influx of the municipality of Benidorm (ZGAT)". The Department accepts the request of the City Council and modifies the declaration of the Area of ​​Large Tourist Influence of the city

Martínez pointed out that “this is good news for the sector”, and explained that “the Department thus addresses the request promoted by the Benidorm City Council together with AICO” to modify the ZGAT declaration of the city, in such a way that the opening period of commercial establishments is extended on Sundays and holidays.

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The mayor has pointed out that "from the City Council and the Department of Commerce we were very clear that it was necessary to undertake measures to support the sector and that they try to boost commercial activity to face the economic crisis that we are experiencing", and that is why this request was raised to the Conselleria.

Once this modification has been approved, commercial establishments in Benidorm may open "on Sundays and holidays in the period between 15th June 15 and 5th January". They are exempted from this period of commercial freedom on 9th October, 25th December -or on the 26th when it is declared a holiday and on 1st January.

In the same way, the measure also covers Sundays and holidays in the period between Palm Sunday and the second Sunday of Easter - except on May 1 in case Easter coincides with this holiday.

Until now, shops in Benidorm had free time during the Easter period and from 15th June to 15th September.

The resolution approved by the Ministry is valid for four years.