By Cathy Elelman • 18 November 2019 • 22:30
UNIQUE: Almeria council was keen to trumpet the city’s range of attractions for tourists.
AN excellent year for visitor numbers in Almeria city according to the city council continued in October with a 25 per cent rise in the number of people dropping into the central Plaza Vieja tourist office.
The provincial capital administration reported that nearly 6,000 people paid a visit to the tourist office over the month, 1,429 more than in the same month of 2018.
Of the October 2019 visitors, 1,928 were foreigners. A further 3,216 people were from other provinces in Spain.
“The Municipal Tourist Office is a clear indicator of how tourism is going in Almeria, and the increase in visitor numbers is an example of us increasing the number of travellers, which benefits hotels, bars, restaurants and businesses”, maintained City Promotion councillor Carlos Sanchez.
“We are working on being an attractive destination”, the councillor continued.
He also insisted Almeria offers visitors “a unique experience”, commenting, “we are the country’s capital where you eat best in the world, our streets breathe the shoots of great films and series, we have a good climate all year, natural beaches and a heritage which adds up to the best of different civilisations.”
Sanchez said the aim was to “continue strengthening our values as tourism generates for Almeria economic development and employment.”
A further example the council said of greater visitor interest in Almeria was an 86 per cent rise this year in the average number of people taking part in the City Promotion-organised guided and themed visits.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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