By Euro Weekly News Media • 28 June 2013 • 13:43
ON THE UP: Tourists returning to the Costa.
TOURIST occupancy levels were up to 80 per cent in Torremolinos in May, making it the leading town in Andalucia. According to the National Institute of Statistics this was 48 per cent better than in May last year.
The number of overnight stays in Benalmadena was also up from last year, although the occupancy levels remained at 71 per cent. Positive results were also seen in Marbella and Malaga city.
In the whole of Andalucia, more than 20 million overnight stays and six million tourists are expected in the region between June and September, which will be slightly less than last summer, according to the Councillor for Tourism and Commerce, Rafael Rodriguez.
He gave the information based on the results on the campaign that the council has carried out to attract more tourists to Andalucia. So far, 181 promotional campaigns have been carried out in the first six months of this year.
Most of the promotional campaigns were carried out in Spain, Germany, the UK and Ireland, and there were also events in France, Scandinavia, the USA, Canada, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
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