Holidaying Brits in Spain could be faced with closed bars and restaurants as waiter shortage hits tourist hotspot

Brits flock to the Spanish town of Benidorm every year in search of sun

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Brits travelling to Spain could be faced with closed bars and restaurants as waiter shortages hits a popular tourist hotspot.

A lack of staff in Benidorm, on the eastern coast of Spain, has already led to several businesses being forced to closed for whole days, while others have opted to close early.

Industry bosses have reportedly warned that there could be up to 4,000 vacancies in Benidorm.

There could be up to 4,000 vacancies in Benidorm, industry bosses have warned
There could be up to 4,000 vacancies in Benidorm, industry bosses have warned
The Spanish region is a popular holiday hotspot for Brits
The Spanish region is a popular holiday hotspot for Brits

But such roles aren’t being filled, with fears that up to half won’t be filled by the time the busy holiday period begins.

While some have said the issue was not pay, the Spanish Government said that low wages and poor working conditions contributed to the shortages.

Others did point the cost of living in Benidorm as the main reason for the issues.

It comes as thousands of Brits look set to travel to Benidorm for their summer holidays in the coming weeks and months.

Brits have previously been warned that new measures are being introduced in Majorca and Ibiza to combat bad behaviour.

Instead of being able to indulge in having alcohol on tap, holidaymakers will now face a six-drink-a-day limit.

Holidaymakers are limited to three drinks with their lunch before a further three to accompany their evening meal.

Balearic Government chiefs are concerned about the image of their party resorts due to their reputation of booze-fuelled bad behaviour.