Best Tourist Figures Since 1999

The Province of Granada registered a 12% increase in tourists during July and August, which is mainly thanks to internal tourism.

No doubt, what contributed to making this a special summer season on the Costa Tropical, was the absence of jellyfish and temperatures that stayed within moderation – we weren’t subjected to sustained heatwaves. Neither were there too many summer gales or continuous poniente (cold-water currents from the West)

Other positive factors for Spain in general were the negative consequences of social upheaval in Egypt and Turkey – our rivals in the sol y playa tourism stakes. They caused many Spaniards to spend their holidays at home instead of going abroad.

The Vice-Chairman of the Provincial Tourist Board for Granada, Francisco Tarifa, using the hotel-occupation figures for August, explained how 224,468 people made a least one overnight stay in the province, which is just under 16% higher than last August, which is the highest figure since 1999, when such statistics were first made available by the Instituto Nacional de Estatísticas.

(News: Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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