Tuesday 27th December 2022 · Mike Smith
Source: Ajuntament de Xàbia
The town hall in Xàbia has distributed a total of 2,390 shopping vouchers worth 100 euros in less than a week, some 85% of the 2,813 that were made available to the public. The initiative, subsidised by the Diputación de Alicante, has been designed to promote local consumption and stimulate the local economy, with the provincial government covering 50% of the total cost of the shopping voucher.
Councillor Ximo Segarra, responsible for Economic Development in Xàbia, explained that the initiative has had a direct injection of some 239,000 euros into the local economy through more than 80 participating businesses, the high participation of which, he says, has “undoubtedly contributed” to the success of this second campaign to support the local economy.
For this campaign, the voucher was issued in a physical card sized format which could be used to make purchases in participating businesses and establishments until the balance of the card was reached. Not only is the scheme aimed at helping local businesses but also helping families in Xàbia with their Christmas expenses.
Segarra thanks the municipal staff from the Department of Economic Development and CREAMA for their involvement in making the campaign a success, especially their willingness to open the offices for both the morning and afternoon sessions to make it easier for residents to buy the vouchers in record time.