The situation in Spain from our perspective II
LATEST NEWS, finally we´re making progress
(Source: according to the speech of the Spanish Prime Minister Sanchez from 28.04.2020)
The transition to the new normality will take place in 4 phases. Each phase will last at least two weeks in each region and thus about one and a half months. The whole of Spain is therefore expected to be in the new normality on 22.06.2020!
May 4 - Stage 0
Preparation of the transition: In addition to the exit permit for adults with minors, from 2nd May onwards, adults may also go for walks in pairs and do sports individually. Individual trainings and professional leagues will be possible again. The first private and public institutions and facilities will be opened by arrangement. Restaurants are now allowed to offer pick-up service in addition to the delivery service.
May 11 - Stage 1
Opening of hotels and other tourist accommodation, small businesses with restricted access and terraces of restaurants and bars with a capacity limitation of 30%. Increas of the frequency of public transport - with a recommendation to wear a mask.
May 25 - Stage 2
Restaurants are permitted to open indoor areas - with one third of the usual capacity and a corresponding safety distance. Cinemas, museums, auditorium theatres, exhibition halls, conference rooms and similar premises may reopen, also with a limited capacity of one third and with allocated seats. Cultural events can be held indoors with up to 50 people and outdoors with up to 400 people.
June 8 - Stage 3
General mobility is further loosened up and the capacity of commercial activity (retail trade) is increased to 50%. Further loosening will be introduced for the gastronomy sector, while still maintaining strict conditions of distance between individuals.
June 22 - NEW NORMALITY!
That's good news, isn't it? We expect to receive more positive updates in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
The German tour operator TUI wants to start the renewed operation of flights to Mallorca and the neighbouring islands as the first Spanish holiday destinations and revive them.
(This is the result of talks between the Balearic government and representatives of the company on 28.04.2020).
HOW ARE THE PROJECTS RUNNING AT MAXIMICE?
43% of our customers have postponed their events until autumn 2020 and 12% until spring 2021.
30% of all events confirmed for the third quarter will be held as planned.
15% of events in the first half of 2020 have been cancelled.
Concerning the cancellation conditions, we were able to handle them - together with our service providers - very flexibly! Date changes could be made completely free of charge. For customers who had to decide to cancel for internal or scheduling reasons, we were able to offer a large part of the advance payments already made as credit. This can be used freely for events - often even throughout entire Spain.
Currently we are working on projects that have been postponed to Q4 2020 and Q1 2021 and already on some new requests. All in all, a - from our point of view - very positive trend!
…AND WHAT´S THE INTERNAL SITUATION?
Maximice events group is an agency with a valid financial basis and sense of responsibility that has grown continuously over 12 years. It has always been important for us to offer the greatest possible security to our employees and our customers! And we took precautions, which has proven to be particularly valuable for us today! Maximice will survive this tough time and continue to be your trustworthy contact partner with the same quality.
Of course, we have also adjusted the working hours of the whole team to the current conditions and most of our employees currently operate from their home office. All our eight offices are open and 100% operational and your requests will continue to be handled with our usual creativity and professionalism!
AND... we are very happy to inform you that last week, on the 20th of April 2020 to be precise, we opened our ninth office in Seville!
We are betting on the future and are absolutely convinced that live events will not become extinct - quite the contrary!
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