ANDALUCIA is the Spanish region with the second highest number of reservations carried out via the internet, beaten only by Cataluña.
This was announced by the Junta de Andalucia Councillor for Tourism, Commerce and Sport, Luciano Alonso, who pointed out how important rural tourism was for Andalucia as it promoted the image of a unique destination.
He therefore suggest that unique products and sites be promoted more to attract visitors, but at the same time maintaining sustainable tourism policies.
Every year, 3.43 million people visit Andalucia for rural and inland tourism, 16 per cent of the total number of tourists in the region. On average, they spend €70 per day, 10 per cent more than most.
This sector of tourism, Alonso said, helps to keep Andalucia amongst the top national destinations, as 70 per cent of visitors to the region are Spanish and tend to return on several occasions at different times of year, keeping the tourism sector in business all year round.