TOURISM, powerhouse of the Costa Blanca’s economy, has started to boom again, meaning all those businesses that have worked hard through the recession are in a great position to benefit.
Spain attracted more than 9 million foreign tourists during August. Not only is this the highest figure for a single month so far this year, but it also sets the country up for what may turn out to be its best-ever year for tourism and give the economy a much-needed boost.
Estimates are that the country will have had more than 64 million tourist visits by the end of the year, many to the Costa Blanca, compared to 60.6 million in 2013.
Data released by the Ministry of Tourism show that the number of foreign visitors registered an 8.8 per cent increase in August compared to 2013, totalling an unheard-of 9.07 million.
The welcome trend continued during September with more than 7 million international holidaymakers choosing Spain over other tourist destinations around the world.
This unprecedented tourism boom can be safely attributed to the recovery of Germany and the UK. And as is often said when Britain booms, the Costa Blanca follows soon after.