TOURISM bosses are hoping to boost Spain’s Costa del Sol by spending an extra €2,127,000 on promoting the region in 2020.
This is 23 per cent more than this year, and will reach a total of €11.39 million. Of this figure, more than €7.6 million will be allocated to strengthening the various action plans to promote tourism and more than €3.1 million to planning a strategy for “a very important year for Brexit,” explained a statement from the Diputación de Málaga provincial government.
The figures come from the just approved general budget of this body for 2020, which amounts to €305.7 million and represents an increase of 5.5 per cent over the previous year.
The Diputacion’s president Francisco Salado, stressed in a statement that the accounts for 2020 consolidate the provincial institution as “one of the economic engines” of the province and as “the greatest ally of the municipalities.”
Salado highlighted as the main axes of the accounts for next year the commitment to creating quality employment and promoting sectors such as tourism and agri-food, among others
These accounts highlight investments in the tourism sector and social spending with “expanding budgets” that “respond to the demands and needs of the province and its municipalities.”