Extremadura closed 2017 with all tourist indicators on the rise
The Group of companies that set up the tourism infrastructure in the region already amounts to 13.394, according to the report. The vast majority are restoration, 87%. By type, are accounted for 1.398 accommodation companies, 11.637 restoration, 211 online travel agents, and 148 companies of complementary activities, on the basis of the data of registration of activities and tourist companies as of December 31, 2017. In 2017 were 1.398 tourist establishments, of which 451 are hotels, which offer 19.537 squares (more than one hundred of three, four and five-star), 200 extrahotel, featuring 12,790 squares, and 745 lodgings with 9.249 squares to available to travelers. The director-general of tourism of Extremadura, Francisco MartÃn SimÃ³n.” Here everyone adds, from the campsite, the cottage or hostel”, says Simon MartÃn. Also stresses the importance of the restoration activity, since nearly 9 of 10 companies correspond to this activity, so it “must continue adding: large, small, those of the rural and the urban environment”, adds. In regards to employment, comparing the evolution of members in the tourism sector (services accommodation, food and beverage services, travel agencies and operators), the study concludes that the annual average values reached in 2017 encrypted in 24.836 persons affiliated in this sector, representing a month rise of 4.08%, with 973 new workers. More general director viajerosEl of tourism stressed that the year 2017 was a record year for tourism in Extremadura, as evidenced by the more than 3.3 million overnight stays and the almost 1.8 million travelers, up 3.63% more than the previous year. International tourists hosted encrypted 284.492 tourists, an increase of 13.35%, and accounted for 16.08% of the total. Overnight stays had a rise of 4.22% over a year earlier. The figures for foreign visitors totaled 448.396, up 9.14% more. One of the areas fastest growing is the lodgings, which increased from 11.06%, with 191.647 visitors, and a 7.56% advance in the number of occupied places (430.887). On the other hand, the report notes that the priority markets for Extremadura are Portugal, France, United Kingdom, Germany and Netherlands, and of high interest are Belgium, Italy and the USA..