ALMERIA closed 2019 with a 2.5 increase in visitor numbers.
Figures from the IECA Andalucia Institute of Statistics and Cartography reveal that 2,623,764 tourists came to the province last year, 63,000 more than in 2018.
On top of that, average daily spending per visitor over the 12-month period reached a historic €63.6 a day.
The average length of a stay was 7.9 days.
The study also put tourists’ typical overall rating for the province at 7.9 points out of 10.
“Almeria demonstrates with these figures that it is a consolidated destination with a tourism structure which responds to the expectations of the people who visit us”, commented Junta de Andalucia Tourism territorial delegate Jose Luis Delgado on the IECA report findings.
Delgado promised his department will “continuing working hand-in-hand with the sector to improve the quality of our services, offering new products and experiences which allow for highlighting the value of every corner of our province.”
The delegate underlined the strong presence of the Tour delegation at this week’s FITUR international travel fair in Madrid to illustrate his point.
He also referred to the development of new products related with flamenco, and to five direct actions in the province under the Turismo Andaluz 2020 Action Plan.
These include the Jet2Holidays 2020 conference, which Delgado said will give a further boost to the province’s standing as a visitor destination among the British market.