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Salou is maintained for 2014 as the second Catalan tourist town

Salou, second Catalan tourist town

Salou. Costa Dorada. 24 December 2014. Salou remains the second Catalan tourist town, just behind Barcelona, after the closure of the collection corresponding to the first nine months of 2014 resort tax.

The tourist tax is a tax levied introduced in 2012 to make the stay of tourists in the Catalan tourist establishments, similar to that which exists in numerous destinations around the world. The implementation rate has led to increased resources for tourism promotion and facilitated the accurate knowledge of tourist occupancy ranking between different Catalan municipalities.

Pending the settlement of the fourth quarter, 2014 Salou maintained for the second position and that can hardly be variations between the municipalities of coastline second (Lloret de Mar and Salou) are played during the months of October, November and December, corresponding to the offseason.

Salou, capital of the Costa Dorada, remains therefore as the second Catalan population has achieved during the third quarter of 2014 increased tax revenues with tourist stays during the period between the months of July to September, coinciding with peak season. In total we have raised 445,747.94 euros, reaching a cumulative total of 676,088 euros this 2014, and pending the settlement of the last quarter of 2014.

Salou remains behind Barcelona -for both rates higher collection rate of tourism in Catalonia and, according to the council of Tourism of Salou, Benet Presas, "still the second destination with more weight, more overnight stays and more tourist volume with an undeniable importance in the Catalan tourism sector. "

The Catalan city tax, which came into force on 1 November 2012, raised in 2013 41.4 million euros in the whole of Catalonia. The rate has allowed a significant increase in all types of promotion of tourist towns, which in the case of Salou is channeled through the Municipal Tourism, an organization that carries out some promotional activities alone and others collaboration with other administrations, but mainly focusing consensus of these actions with the private tourism sector.

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