As Andalucía tourism booms, is it any wonder so many people wish to stay here permanently?
If one wishes to see a strong indication of just how popular Andalucía is coming even by its own already-high standards, one would only need to look at the latest tourism figures.
Indeed, as recently disclosed by the Ministry of Tourism, the region has just enjoyed its most successful summer ever in terms of the number of overnight hotel stays – a whopping 26 million between June and September.
“The best summer in history”
The Ministry said in a statement: “Andalucía has completed the best summer in history after receiving 8.4 million travellers from June to September and adding a total of 26.2 million stays during the same period.”
The record-breaking figure represents a 3.5% jump on the numbers seen in the summer of 2018, and was largely powered by the domestic market, which grew by 6.5%. However, there was also a 0.7% increase in foreign visitors.
Such stellar growth also spelt great news for the hotel industry, which saw about 47,000 jobs created – a 4.2% rise on last summer.
These remarkable numbers complement another report that said Spain’s travel and tourism industry as a whole had generated more than €40 million during the first seven months of 2019 – a 3.6% increase on the same period last year.
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We’ve spoken extensively in the past here at BM Sotogrande about the very special vibe that Sotogrande exudes.
It’s a remarkable place in terms of its exclusivity – the likes of former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, Royal Shakespeare Company actor Mike Gwilym and even the Duchess of York having been spotted enjoying time here – and that’s without even touching on the pleasures that an Andalucían lifestyle affords you.
Indeed, you might even fancy becoming something of a tourist around the wider region yourself. As The Olive Press journalist Robert Firth recently observed: “The latest tourism figures show that Andalucía is more popular than ever, which is no surprise to anyone who has chosen to move here full time.
“While tourists may have once barely ventured from the sweeping beaches of the costas – and who can blame them – new visitors are just as likely to explore the peaks of the Sierra Nevada or the mountains of the Serranía de Ronda.
“Andalucía has sun, sea and snow. It has the Moorish and the contemporary architecture. It has history abounding and mountains across the majority of its surface.
“Tourists, it turns out, also like what us expats love.”
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