Holy Week generates tourist income of 478 million in Andalusia, 18% more than 2023

Tourists who visited Andalusia during last Holy Week generated income of 478 million euros, which represents an increase of 18% in relation to this same time last year, according to the Tourism Monitoring Survey carried out by the Ministry of Tourism.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
01 April 2024 Monday 23:02
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Holy Week generates tourist income of 478 million in Andalusia, 18% more than 2023

Tourists who visited Andalusia during last Holy Week generated income of 478 million euros, which represents an increase of 18% in relation to this same time last year, according to the Tourism Monitoring Survey carried out by the Ministry of Tourism. Culture and Sports.

The increase in the total expenditure of the 834,000 tourists who chose Andalusia as a destination during Holy Week responds to the increase in the average stay, one day more than last year, and the increase in the daily expenditure of these visitors, which reached 91.48 euros, reported in a statement.

According to the specific occupancy survey carried out among Andalusian accommodations, the hotels recorded an occupancy of 67% during the entire Holy Week, which reached 70.9% during the busiest days, between Holy Thursday and Holy Saturday. Gloria, and more than 1.1 million overnight stays have been recorded.

Rural accommodations totaled more than 82,000 overnight stays, with an occupancy rate of 62% on the main days of the week, and homes for tourist use had an occupancy rate of 55.7% between Holy Thursday and Saturday.

The Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports, Arturo Bernal, has pointed out that, despite the logical decrease in the number of visitors caused by the rains and the suspension of processional parades, “Andalusia shows its strength as a destination by generating more income, by increasing the stay and the average spending of travelers.”

However, he regretted that the weather has prevented the normal development of Holy Week and that it has also damaged the initial forecasts of the tourism industry, although he has recognized that the rain during these days "has brought the long-awaited and necessary water for the entire community, which is also essential for the sector.”

He also recalled the good start to the year, since hotel establishments in Andalusia registered nearly 5.3 million overnight stays between January and February, which represents an increase of 13.8% compared to the first two months of the year. past.

He pointed out that the forecasts indicate that in the first five months of 2024 the hotels in the community will have around 19 million overnight stays, which would be around 9% more than in the same period of 2023.