The Costa del Sol closes the month of February with an increase of 9.6% of hotel travelers

The Costa del Sol has registered an increase of 9.6 percent in terms of the number of hotel travelers who visited the destination during the month of February, to reach 318,230, according to the latest hotel newsletter published by Turismo Costa del Sol .

The general director of Tourism, Arturo Bernal, has noted that “an increase that shows how the destination continues to position itself as one of the favorites for tourism.”

This increase is caused by the increase of both domestic and international travelers. And is that the destination was visited by 145,304 Spanish hoteliers in the second month of the year, representing an increase of 10.1 percent over the same period last year and 172,926 foreigners, ie 9.3 percent more than in February 2018.

The Costa del Sol added a total of 958,934 hotel overnight stays, registering an increase of 3.2 percent, mainly driven by the growth of 7.5 percent of domestic travelers, to reach 299,994. The number of overnight stays of foreign hotel travelers experienced a constant increase of 1.3 percent to reach 658,940.

The latest bulletin of the hotel situation shows that the markets that performed best on the Costa del Sol were Austria, Poland, Japan and Finland, with increases of 109.9 percent, 57.2 percent, 38.9 percent one hundred and 33.3 percent, respectively.

The international markets that received the highest number of hotel travelers were France, with 11,026, the Netherlands, with 9,163 and Belgium, with 7,759, have reported through a statement.

Similarly, have also highlighted the positive evolution of hotel employment, which in February has experienced a growth of 7.4 percent over the same month last year, to account for a total of 10,041 people hired in hotel establishments.

After the publication of these results, Bernal noted that “the Costa del Sol has visibly improved its main tourism indicators compared to the same period last year,” and stressed that “tourism continues to create jobs, which is good news for the province of Malaga “.

Another interesting data generated by this study shows how the average income per available room has increased compared to the same period of 2018, he said. Specifically, on the Costa del Sol there has been an increase of 1.5 percent more compared to the same period of the previous year.