The campings of Spain of inner zones are registering during this month of August an average occupation superior to 80%, according to the data compiled by the Spanish Federation of Camping (FEEC), which attributes this good level of occupation to the registered demand this summer in those that are near rivers, swamps or lagoons, which allows its customers to practice water sports. This is the case of the regions of Navarra, Aragón, Extremadura, Castilla y León, La Rioja, the Community of Madrid or Castilla-La Mancha where campsites exceed 80% occupancy.
Speaking to Europa Press Television, the manager of the Spanish Federation of Campings, Sergio Chocarro, has valued that the occupation in the indoor campsites is “quite good, very similar to last year’s record.” The manager has justified that this occupation rate is due to the fact that many of them “are near rivers or swamps”.
In addition, Chocarro has reported on the increase in occupancy of bungalows instead of plots, which “almost round one hundred percent.” “For four years, the campsite has become the second option for accommodation by the Spanish, behind the hotels and in front of the tourist apartments,” he said.
The employer expects that the camping sector exceeds this summer for the first time the 4.5 million travelers and add more than 22.5 million overnight stays – a historic figure that is almost 3.5 million more than in 2013- -, and sees behind this change of trend the greater supply of activities in contact with nature in inland areas and the effort made in the remodeling of facilities.
REMODELING OF FACILITIES
For its part, the director of the Arcoiris campsite, Fernando Aijón, has highlighted the good season that is registering its site during the summer. “The summer is going well, we are used to the spectacular rise of last year, but the current demand is not negligible,” said Aijón.
The owner of the campsite considers that these good results are due to the fact that during the crisis years work was done to “remodel the facilities”. “During the crisis, the campsite, instead of crying, has made a major infrastructure change, such as opting for alternative energy,” said Aijón.