MALAGA’s hoteliers are facing down the present economic climate by providing a further 4,000 beds.
This serves the double purpose of beating the crisis and creating employment for the province while the sector’s willingness to spend €30 million on doing so is symptomatic of its good health.
Seven hotels and four blocks of self-catering suites built in the past year bring the province’s total offer up 89,135 beds which are provided by 491 establishments.
This leap forward will continue, with another 33 projects already in the pipeline and four already registered with the Tourism department. Hoteliers were also increasing the offer for “quality tourism” with five-star hotels planned for Antequera, Velez, Estepona and Almogia, as well as 11 more four-star hotels.
“If there is investment in the tourist industry this is because it is expected to grow,” according Tourism delegate Antonio Souviron, who said the top end of the market was finding it easiest to ride out the crisis.