Almost an average summer

Almost an average summer
TOURIST INFORMATION: The Torrevieja office received 7,427 enquiries in July and August Photo credit: Torrevieja town hall

A TOTAL of 6,006 people visited Torrevieja’s Tourist Information office in July and August.

They made 7,427 enquiries, the town hall’s Tourism councillor Rosario Martinez revealed, with 45.78 per cent coming from national tourists, and 52.28 per cent made by visitors from outside Spain.

“This is the first time since the onset of the pandemic that foreign tourists have outnumbered the Spanish visitors calling in at the office, Martinez said.


The majority were from France and Belgium, the councillor stated.

Regardless of nationality, more than half of the visitors asked for information about Torrevieja’s two salt lakes.

This was followed in popularity by the the Submarino S-61 Delfín – a genuine submarine ceded by Spain’s Navy that is now a floating museum – and Tabarca Island.

The councillor also announced that hotel occupancy reached 74 per cent in July and 81 per cent in August.  Averaging 78 per cent throughout the high season, this was practically the same as pre-pandemic occupancy in the summer of 2019.

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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