Published: 19 March 2023
Same beach, same sea, but prices will be higher. Summer is approaching and the people of Abruzzo, like every year, have to deal with the price increases of umbrellas and sunbeds which in some places could cost up to 20% more. Calming prices, however, seems impossible. The whalers say that even if we don’t own the beach, we have to pay the Imu, unlike what happens in the rest of Europe, the rescue service is at our expense, we pay 22% VAT compared to 10% in the sector tourist and to pay will be, as always, the tourist.
In Abruzzo last season the increases were limited, this year it will be worse. «The increase in the price lists will take into account at least the 10% inflation acquired and the additional costs of the summer 2022 which we did not have time to amortize – calculates Gianluca Grimi, regional president of Assoturismo Abruzzo – We will try to make the maximum effort, he declares to Il Messaggero, to absorb the devastating blow we suffered last year with bills and not unload it all on customers ».
In Pescara Riccardo Padovano, president of Confcommercio and of the bathing union, confirms the scenario: foreseeable increases of between 6 and 10% on all services, bars and restaurants included, less on daily rates. In Giulianova the rental of umbrellas and sunbeds will go up by 10%, as in the beaches of the Chieti area (Ortona, Lanciano and Vasto). “But no further, because otherwise customers are lost – reflects Giuseppe Susi of Fiba Confesercenti – We prefer to limit the increases within this figure by limiting the earnings, unfortunately that is not said to be enough”.