Decline In Foreign Tourist Numbers Reported

Decline In Foreign Tourist Numbers Reported.  The number of foreign tourists visiting Marbella this year has fallen, though the town is reporting record visitor numbers.

Decline In Foreign Tourist Numbers Reported

Decline In Foreign Tourist Numbers Reported

Marbella has just reported record tourist figures for the first six months of 2019.  A 23% increase in visitor numbers has been recorded, compared to the first six months of 2018.  However, foreign tourism demand has been declining.  Domestic visitors are responsible for the huge increase so far this year. Marbella’s Director Of Tourism Laura de Arce said “The increase in average occupancy rates despite the fall in the foreign market is due not only to the increase in our country’s domestic tourism, but also the fact that the average period of stay is increasing compared to recent years”.

Beach Marbella Busy

An increase in domestic visitors has helped Marbella reach record tourism levels.

Brexit Hits British Tourists

Miss. De Arce believes that Brexit combined with the current European economic situation has contributed to the fall in foreign tourist number.  “The decline in foreign tourists is concentrated in issuing markets such as the British, German and French and, among the issues that can generate this trend, we can find Brexit, which has led to the British pound to be devalued, which causes British citizens finding it more expensive to travel.  There has also been a slight economic slowdown in other EU countries like Germany.”

Torremolinos

Torremolinos Most Visited Town

During June, Torremolinos has become the most visited town on the Costa Del Sol.  INE’s Hotel Occupancy Survey found 117,909 stayed in the town, compared to 86,399 in Marbella and 60,185 in Benalmadena

Written by Dave James

Published: 30.07.2019

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Decline In Foreign Tourist Numbers Reported

Decline In Foreign Tourist Numbers Reported

Decline In Foreign Tourist Numbers Reported
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