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Overnight stays of tourists in the Costa Daurada and Terres de l'Ebre increase in 2010

Overnight stays of tourists in the Costa Daurada and Terres de l'Ebre increase in 2010

Salou. Tarragona. Costa Dorada. The Costa Dorada, with a total of 147,460 operational places, recorded between January and September 2011 performed well in the number of overnight stays. The hotels have had an increase of 3% and 7% of the campsites. In contrast, employment in the rural tourism accommodation and apartments recorded a decline of nearly 11% and 6% respectively. As for the average stay of visitors, has experienced a situation identical to last year and stood at 3.8 days during the reporting period. In the case of rural tourism the average stay has been reduced, remaining at 2.9 days. Overnight stays have experienced similar behavior both in the north of the Gold Coast and south, without noticeable differences. Unlike previous seasons where, in some cases, the differences were produced by a less internationalized market in the north. As for the data recorded in Terres de l'Ebre, a total of 13,391 operational places, between January and September are also positive, but for reasons different from the Gold Coast. In the case of Terres de l'Ebre hotels have a number of overnight stays has been reduced by 11%, but the campsites have increased 17% and rural tourism accommodation by 3%. The average stay of visitors was down slightly, and stands at 3.3 days. The growth in overnight stays in campsites in the Terres de l'Ebre is explained in part by marketing more open international markets, representing 42% of total customers, and, moreover, have enjoyed a good climate that has favored during the year. In total, the province of Tarragona from January to September has registered 16 million overnight stays, and a total of 4.3 million visitors. It is anticipated that data from October to December this figure will increase to over 4.7 million tourists last year was. During his speech, the President of the Board, Albert Batet, stressed the "good health" of tourism in the province of Tarragona: "The industry is resisting, and helps to mitigate the economic crisis being experienced in the country." In this sense, referred to the growth experienced by some visitors, like the French, the Netherlands and especially the Russian. This market has increased due to speeding up the processing of visa-promoted by the Province of Tarragona and the entry of large Russian tour operators. Belgian and Spanish markets have behaviors similar to 2010, although the Spanish reacted to the last moment with a high sensitivity to the price factor. Moreover, the German market, the British and Irish have experienced a downward trend. Tourism now accounts for 18% of the GDP of the province of Tarragona, and 11% of the GDP of the whole of Catalonia.

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