We can already make conclusions of the first part of the summer. The latest hotel occupancy data for the month of June shows an increase of overnight stays (1.9%) and travelers (4%) over the same period last year, which was already a record.

The occupation increased by three points, reaching 71.9%. But there is a big difference between foreign and national tourists: the first are generating all the growth while the national tourist decreases like last year: 10% in travelers and 16% in overnight stays.

This decrease can occur due to several factors:

  • Economic growth causes natives to allow international travel
  • The boom of tourist apartments
  • Hotel price increase(Between 10 and 15%)

 

On the other hand, this increase implies a growth in employment(9,8%). Summer can be a great help for people who haven’t found work during the rest of the year. The disadvantage is that these jobs are precarious and may not be enough for many families.

The forecasts for the rest of the summer are optimistic. It is expected to reach 7 million visitors and a hotel occupancy of 90%.

 

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Andalusian airports accounted for 12,137,375 in a total of 124,915 operations in the first half of the year, which means a growth of almost 12% compared to 2016.

Málaga’s Costa del Sol airport has increased its numbers during the first months of last year. According to Aena, Malaga airport grew by 12.5%, specifically 8,394,937 travelers traveled on 62,468 flights.

Most of the passengers traveled on international flights, particularly 7,252,943 were responsible for a 15% increase in international flights compared to 2016. These data demonstrate the tourist importance of Malaga internationally.

This is a further boost in tourism on the Costa del Sol. As every year, Malaga has surpassed itself in this area and once again it have demonstrate that it is a leading city in Spain.

Especially, during these months of increased tourist activity, from CARGEST we work hard to be able to offer the best possible service to the travelers who bet on our company.