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Calafell this summer has seen a 3% increase hotel occupancy

Calafell this summer has seen a 3% increase hotel occupancy



Calafell. Costa Dorada. The Calafell hotel occupancy this summer has seen an increase of 3% compared to the 2008 season. A partial result reinforced by very positive figures: for example, 7% increase in hiring that took the hotels during the first half of July or the 10 points that grew apartments throughout the July.   "These figures have been produced during destacions other occupation down to 15%. We can talk about a much more positive than might be expected and claim that the local tourism industry has endured the kind before the crisis, "explained the deputy mayor of the City Council Tourism Calafell, Àngel Verge. In July, the hotels reached 72% occupancy (same as last year), but 75.5% of the apartments that are 10 points more than in 2008. In August, the hotels came to 81% (three points above the previous August) and the apartments repeated 82.5% in 2008. According to Àngel Verge, these findings are the result of a combination of factors: "On one hand, begins to be noticed the effect of new tourism products that we have implemented as long-term bet, as family tourism and active tourism. Also offers and discounts during the week that establishments have set up. But this year we have also responded to the crisis with a series of promotions aimed not at strengthening open new markets, but our traditional loyalty. The deputy mayor of Tourism has also highlighted the conduct of tourism of second residence. "A paradox of the crisis is that people travel less and" depreciated "over the apartment. And that particular note and catering trade. While the cost may be lower, many more people there to help compensate. Considering the weight than the second home is in Calafell, I'd say not too bad in this segment", says Àngel Verge. The City Tourist Board also emphasizes a number of major events such as the Rockabilly Festival Calafell, helping to prolong the season and bring an interesting new audience for their high purchasing power. The fourth edition of Rockabilly Festival, held from 7 to 13 September, brought together a daily average of 3,000 spectators. The organization estimates that about 2,300 were foreigners. The coming to town for music fans and the American aesthetic of the 50 point topped the hotel offer the municipality.  



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