Seville, Spain, June 5 (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 5th Jun, 2021 ) :Seville’s pandemic-hit tourism sector is hoping to get a shot in the arm from UEFA’s last-minute decision to name the southern Spanish city as a host for Euro 2020 matches.
While thousands of football fans are set to flock to the city later this month, hotels, restaurants and bars warn the event won’t be enough to make up for the collapse in business brought on by the health crisis.
“It is a first-class showcase,” said Antonio Munoz, the city councillor in charge of tourism.
“It is a draw to recover the appeal this city has always had to attract tourism.” European football governing body UEFA in April picked Seville to replace Bilbao in northern Spain as a host city for the rescheduled football tournament.
Bilbao was dropped because it was unable to guarantee organisers it could host fans in the stadium for matches due to the strict virus measures in place in the region.