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Torremolinos town hall reports highest spring tourism figures in the last ten years

Torremolinos is a popular destination with visitors this year.
Torremolinos is a popular destination with visitors this year. / T. B.
  • A recent survey conducted by the National Statistics Institute (INE) has shown that the resort was the most popular destination on the Costa del Sol in May

Torremolinos has registered an 11.12 per cent rise in the number of tourists that visited the town in May, compared to the same period in 2017. There was also a 7.8 percent rise in overnight hotel stays and this is the sharpest increase the town has seen for ten years, according to a hotel occupancy survey conducted by the National Statistics Institute (INE).

The data shows that more than 111,401 tourists visited the town in May and that there were more than 490,000 overnight hotel stays. The average stay was therefore 4.5 days.

Almost 35 percent of visitors were Spanish tourists (30,792), followed closely by the UK (22,537) and France (12,590).

Torremolinos has reported record figures every month so far this year, enforcing its reputation as one of the most popular destinations on the Costa del Sol.

The survey showed that Marbella was the second most visited resort during May (81,071), followed by Benalmádena (63,829).

The data also revealed an increase in employment growth created by Torremolinos' tourist industry, which has seen a rise of nearly five per cent compared to last year.