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Salou / News / Tourism

After the first year of implementation of the residence tax

Salou leading tourism employment in Catalonia, second only to Barcelona

The revenue from the new tax will go to the tourist promoció of Salou, the capital of the Costa Dorada
Salou.Platja Capellans

Salou. Costa Dorada. 04 May 2014. Salou is Catalan tourist destination which recorded a higher rate of tourist occupancy during 2013, only behind Barcelona, ​​and clearly distanced from Lloret, the town that ranks third in this ranking.

The leading position of Salou, Costa Dorada capital, has been confirmed after knowing the funds raised in 2013 by the city tax, a tax that was implemented in 2013.

Barcelona is the destination that has raised more from the new tax, while Salou receive 872.257 euros, 100,000 euros more than third-placed town.

Salou Tourist Promotion

The money obtained from the collection of the City tax will be mainly for promotion because the Salou Tourist Board has designed a plan to increase this year in the presence of Salou tourism fairs, an increase of more than 77% of actions taken in the previous year.

Both Councillor for Tourism of Salou, Benet Presas, as mayor, Pere Granados, have highly valued the results achieved by the municipality as clearly leads Salou tourism in Catalonia and belongs to the choicest destinations from the group Spanish destinations.

The tourists who choose to spend their holidays Salou is formed about and roughly 50% for Catalan and Spanish visitors, while the remaining 50% is tourism of the European Union and Russia, with British, French and Russians as markets major.

Tags: salou, costa dorada, tourism occupancy, residence tax, taxes, tourism catalonia
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