The Costa del Sol accumulates in the first eleven months of the year a slight rise of 0.5 percent in the number of hotel travelers, which highlights the increase of 2.1 percent of domestic travelers, while international travelers staying in hotels suffered a drop of 0.4 percent.
In total, the destination received a total of 5,165,276 hoteliers until November, according to the latest data from the Hotel Situation Bulletin prepared by Turismo Costa del Sol.
Regarding the overnight stays generated by these travelers, the Costa del Sol maintains a similar trend, with growth of 3.3 percent in the total overnight stays of Spaniards, while foreigners reduce by two percent their stays in the hotels in the province, surpassing the barrier of 19 million overnight stays in the first eleven months of the year and a total decrease of 0.7 percent.
The president of Tourism Costa del Sol, Elias Bendodo, has assessed that the destination present in the accumulated of the year a rise in hotel travelers and a slight decrease in the total overnight stays “which demonstrates the strength and capacity of the Costa del Sol Sun that has attracted tourists from other markets such as the French, Nordic or Portuguese countries that have replaced the descent of arrivals of British and German tourists, who are our main international clients.
Bendodo recalled that in the absence of closing the month of December and with the forecasts handled by the Department of Tourist Intelligence of the company, the Costa del Sol will close the tourist year of 2018 with an increase of 2.5 percent in the total of tourist income up to 14,200 million euros; a rise of 4.5 percent in tourist employment with a total of 173,800 people working in the industry, and a slight increase of one percent in the number of tourists to reach 12,556,000 visitors.
The president of Tourism Costa del Sol has highlighted, through a statement, also that “tourism continues to create employment as shown by the data in hotel establishments in the first eleven months where there are already 13,745 people working in hotels, which is a increase of three percent in relation to the same period last year “.
On the other hand, on November, hotels on the Costa del Sol registered 961,554 overnight stays last November, which is 0.8 percent more than in the same month of 2017, according to the latest Bulletin of Coyuntura Tourist that elaborates Tourism Costa del Sol.
This slight rise is due to the increase in two percent of hotel overnight stays made by foreigners compared to the 8.4 percent decrease of those made by national tourists compared to November 2017. In total they spent the night in hotels in November of the Costa del sol a total of 244,029 national tourists and 717,525 international travelers
Last November, travelers staying in hotels in the province of Malaga increased by 0.9 percent, with a rise of 2.5 percent for international travelers, 173,200, and a decrease of 1.2 percent. hundred of the nationals, 120,822.
In this way, the average stay in November decreased by 1.8 percent from 3.33 days to 3.27 days, while the occupancy rate of the hotel plant was reduced by 1.35 percent , from 50.7 percent to 49.3 percent of average occupation.