Monday, November 07, 2005

Record Tourism Figures for Costa del Sol

The latest predictions for the year end tourist numbers are up on last year.

Andalucia is expected to have welcomed 23.5 million tourists this year, while the Costa del Sol will have registered 16 million overnight stays in its hotels ? 6.7% more than in 2004. Despite the increase in hotel numbers along the coast, the average year round occupancy level will reach 57%.
The optimistic numbers come from SAETA, the regional tourism statistics body, which says this year has been a record one for tourism in the region.

However the optimism is slightly tempered by other research which has indicated that although tourist numbers are up, the daily spend from each tourist is down on last year.