Almeria: the province that takes best care of tourists

ALMERIA has emerged as the safest of the eight Andalucian provinces in a tourism survey carried out by the Institute of National Statistics. 

In the section on safety and security, Almeria scored an impressive 8.8 point average during 2014, even reaching nine in the first quarter of the year. The score puts it almost a point above the Andalucian average.

Another area in which Almeria excelled with regard to tourists was healthcare, with a score ranging between 8.7 and 9.1 The lowest was in Quarter Three and the highest Quarter One.

In the section for tourism quality, which was split into beaches, landscapes and natural parks, and urban areas, Almeria scored fairly low with urban areas, failing to reach eight at any point during 2014.

According to the report, tourists stayed for an average of 8.7 days although Quarter One had an average of 10.8 days. Average daily spend was €50.60.

78.4 per cent of tourists came to Almeria for their holidays or leisure with a further 108.4 per cent visit family or friends. A mere 2.6 per cent came for business.

Most visitors came from Spain but that changed in the summer when foreign visitor numbers increased dramatically

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