Region of Murcia Surpasses 1.7 Million Visitors

Murcia celebrates a historic year Image: Shutterstock/ margouillat photo

IN 2023, the tourism sector in the Region of Murcia achieved a historic milestone, outperforming the yearly target of 1.7 million visitors in its tourist accommodations. This remarkable feat, generating 5.5 million overnight stays, establishes tourism as a pivotal force in the regional economy.

Nearly One Million International Visitors Flock to Murcia in 2023

The Region of Murcia experienced an increase in foreign tourism, with nearly one million international visitors. Record-breaking international spending, exceeding €1.2 billion, positioned the Region as the Spanish community where visitors extended their stays the most, averaging around 12 days compared to the national average of 7.

Job Growth and Stability

Adding to this success, 2023 witnessed positive trends in tourism employment, with 32 consecutive months of growth and creating 2,000 new jobs in just one year.

Fitur 2024: Region of Murcia Takes Centre Stage

In light of these historic figures, the Region is actively participating in the International Tourism Fair of Madrid (Fitur) with a comprehensive program of presentations and promotional activities. This initiative aims to create business opportunities for the regional sector and boost the promotion of the Region’s tourism offerings throughout the year.

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Written by

Catherine McGeer

I am an Irish writer who has been living in Spain for the past twenty years. My writing centers around the Costa Cálida. As a mother I also write about family life on the coast of Spain and every now and then I try to break down the world of Spanish politics!

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