Bumper Christmas holiday for Costa Almeria hotel trade

INCREASE: Average hotel occupation was eight per cent up on the previous festive season. CREDIT: Shutterstock

ALMERIA’S hotel and catering trade had a bumper Christmas, figures on Festive Season overnight stays suggest.
Average occupation levels in the province’s hotels and rural houses for the Christmas holiday were a record for the time of year at 50.8 per cent, according to the Junta de Andalucia’s Tourism regional ministry.
This was a whopping eight per cent up on last year’s average of 42.6 per cent.
In the week between Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve there were more than 51,310 overnight stays altogether in Almeria’s hotels and rural accommodation.
The figures do not include holiday apartment rentals or stays in facilities like campsites.
Another point to take into consideration is there are less hotel and hostel beds available at Christmas than in the summer due to the winter closure of establishments in destinations including Retamar-El Toyo, Roquetas de Mar and Mojacar.

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Cathy Elelman

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.

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