Congress tourism generates 125 m a in pamplona
Pamplona and its region welcomed 123 events with an economic impact greater than the 12.4 million euros last year. There were more than 23,000 participants with an average stay of 1.8 days, according to the first study Economic impact of the meetings tourism in Navarre.
Of the 12.4 million euro of economic impact, the expenses of attendees and organizers added nearly seven million euros. The economic impact of the meetings tourism in Navarre report calculates that each euro of expenditure associated with this activity is multiplied by 1.76; every euro spent by the participants in particular generates one 78% increase in expenditure; While each euro invested in the Organization of a meeting generates a 72% positive impact.
Events, 34.6% of the direct expenditure on services and suppliers went to restoration, a 23.3% accommodation and restoration of guest speakers, a 11.7% was devoted to the room hire s and spaces in the meeting venues, and 8.4% was for printing work.
Of the 123 meetings held last year, 60 were regional, 38 national and 25, international. In addition, 62% of them corresponded to days, 34% to congresses and conventions 4%.
With a total participation of 23.030 people, who gathered most (48%) in the Palacio de Congresos and Auditorio Baluarte; 19% at the University of Navarra, a 10.2%, at the College of physicians;6.6%, hotels in Pamplona and the surrounding area; 5.5%, at the Public University of Navarre; 5.1%, BaraÃ±ain Auditorium; a 2.9%, in the Planetarium; 1.8%, in the Civivox Condestabl e; INAP 0.7% and 0.3% in the Museum of Navarre.
By sectors, the doctor was that brought together a larger number of participants, 30.3% of the total. The meetings organized by the private enterprise accounted for 28.7%. The meetings focused on religious themes concentrated to 10.9% of the visitors. Then come other issues such as social science and public administration-related.
Meetings of a political or trade union nature and issues related to the culture and heritage surpassed the 1,000 attendees, with 5.1% and 4.9% of the participants, respectively.