|Looks very quite doesn´t it!|
There was a terrible backlash, especially from people living and working here in Benidorm pointing out the inaccuracies in the piece and the wrong photographs which were used. It was portraying Benidorm as a virtual has been resort, with empty beaches, bars and abandoned shops, bars and restaurants. For those of us that live here or visit, we all know that its basically a pack of lies.... as I think I proved with my response to each point that the reporter, Graeme Culliford made. I also spent a morning talking to holiday makers in town to ask their opinions on the headline that has had Benidorm fuming since.
I also contacted the director of Tourism at the Town Hall and she too was furious at the article. She informed me that the Town Hall had spent a lot of effort, time and money trying to change peoples perceptions of the Town and one inaccurate article such as that could undo all the hard work. They sent out a press release to all UK papers and media in response.
|The real Morgans Tavern.... packed as it is every night|
The department of Transport at Benidorm Town Hall yesterday announced that in the first 5 days of August alone, 190,062 vehicles had entered the town - twelve thousand more than this time last year!
So despite all the backlash, thousands of emails and letters sent off to the paper and official complaint made by Benidorm Town Hall, what do they do? Worse than nothing, which quite frankly is what we expected - they printed the article AGAIN in the Scottish edition of the Sun yesterday across pages 30 & 31 with NO amendments to the mistakes they originally made.
|As one person put it "A dirty stinking rag"|
|The "quiet" Poniente this morning at 11am|
Once again TripAdvisor closed down the topic that was posted by a Scottish forum member criticizing the paper... remember Ive been barred by them for voicing my opinion last week! Im such a rebel....