The Costa del Sol. Tourism balance

The province reached 2017 total of 12.5 million visitorsThe domestic market, which has managed to recover the grows by almost 4%.

We are talking about another one of the records achieved by the Costa del Sol. It was difficult to increase the figures of 2016, but without going any further, there has been an increase of 6.42% increase over 2016The president of the Diputación de Málaga and the Costa del Sol Tourism announced.

Regarding domestic tourism, Malaga has been visited by 5.1 million domestic touristsfrom Andalusia, Madrid, Catalonia and Castile and Leon. The economic impact has been very positive, with 4,374 million euros and 52,813 jobs.

Regarding the international marketit has increased by 8.2% compared to the previous year. Travellers staying in hotels fell by 61 p.p.p.3t and overnight stays by 11.31 p.p.3t. However, the number of tourists staying in non-hotel accommodation and their stays increased by 23.31 p.p.3t.

The economic impact of the tourism industry on the Costa del Sol 13,830 million, which translates into an increase of 9.5% more than in 2016.

The number of people employed this year in the tourism sector has increased by 8.8% and the figure stands at 111,172 workers.

The capital of Malaga occupies the 7th most tourist-pressured position in the country. Granada ranks first with 11.1% and San Sebastian second with 10.7%.

The employers' association is confident that 2018 will be accompanied by tourism GDP growth of 3.3% with business owners anticipating an increase in both sales and profits.



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