Spain: Sunbed Hunger Games sees '90 minute-queue' before sprint – Metro.co.uk

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Holidaymakers at a resort in Tenerife woke at the crack of dawn to secure a sunbed in a prime location.
Chaotic footage shows hotel guests clutching their towels as they tentatively wait by a barrier next to the swimming pool.
As they’re given the green light from staff, the crowd suddenly descend on the patio from all angles in a mad sprint to grab a lounger.
The scenes reportedly took place at a ‘family favourite’ resort in Playa De Las Americas.
They were filmed by Chloe Turner, who claimed people began queueing from 6.30am – 90 minutes before the pool opened at 8am.
A number of similar videos have captured the frantic struggle for sunbeds across resorts in Europe as Brits enjoy their first summer with most Covid travel restrictions lifted.
A ‘bed-hogging’ dad was seen clutching a pile of towels before frantically throwing them across sunbeds at resort in Tenerife.
Another day another sunbed war 😂 #holiday #tenerife #playadelasamericas #sunbeds
Meanwhile, queues of eager holidaymakers started forming at 6am at a hotel on the Canary Islands, before they speed-walked to claim their recliners.
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The country endured two heatwaves last month with temperatures exceeding 40C, fuelling concerns about agriculture sustainability.
Scientists in Seville for the first time gave a name to the heatwave recorded between July 24 and 27 – calling it Zoe.
The novel naming system came as part of a pilot programme launched in June to raise awareness of the importance of heatwaves, and to protect public health in warmer months.
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