The number of tourists is up by 12% and that of overnight stays by 9%, compared with 2014.
The June hotel occupancy report of the National Statistics Institute (INE) is very positive as regards inbound tourism in the province.
The optimism of the province’s entrepreneurs is corroborated by the recently published statistics that show that on 30 June Cadiz surpassed the mark of a million tourists staying at its hotels, representing a year-on-year increase of 12.40%.
In 2015 to date, the number of overnight stays is also up by 9.28%, compared with figures for 2014.
María Dolores Varo, provincial head of tourism, has stressed that the industry has again become the motor of the province’s economy and that the outlook for the rest of the summer is very positive. "If June has been good, we hope that July and August will be even better.
The INE publishes the results of the previous month at the end of the following month, for which reason the results for August will not be available until the end of September.
In June 2015, the province registered 778,390 overnight stays, nearly 50,000 more than in the same period in 2014. As regards tourists, there has been a notable increase of nearly 35,000 (268,251 in 2015, compared with 233,693 in 2014).
For the whole province, a 54.74% hotel occupancy rate was registered in June, generating 6,509 direct jobs at the province’s hotels (excluding other tourist industry jobs, such as guides, drivers, waiters, sales staff, etc.).
In June, the province had a total of 482 hotels, compared with 452 in 2014.
The increase in hotel occupancy in June is due to a great extent to Spanish tourists.