Torrevieja tourist figures on the rise

TOURISM IN TORREVIEJA is on the rise, with a recorded 18,000 visitors dropping into the city’s Tourism centres with staff answering more than 30,000 queries over July and August.

With hotel occupancy at 90 per cent and visitor figures on the up, it’s been a bumper summer in the City of Salt. While Benidorm, Almeria and Cartagena have all reported a downturn in visitors, especially from other regions of Spain, visitors to Torrevieja have increased.

Nationally, according to the Municipal Tourism Agency, in August alone, Spain received almost 7.5 million foreign tourists, a rise of 9.6% on 2010 which, resulted in spending of around €7,000 million throughout the country.

This trend, according to Turismo Torrevieja is also reflected locally with noted improvements in Catalonia, the Balearic Islands, Andalusia, Canary Islands and throughout Valencia.

Torrevieja only has three, three-star hotels at the moment and although Torrevieja has been built on residential tourism over the past decade, Luis Maria Pizana remarked that “the occupation of Hotels was 90 per cent,which again figures well for a summer marked by a great influx of tourists, and the job creation will extend beyond the summer of 2011.

To all this, we should add that the local authorities have noted increased water consumption and solid waste collection in the city over the summer of 2010” all pointing to increased growth in the residential tourism sector too.

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By Keith Nicol

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