Holy Week in Andalucía is becoming even more popular with tourists. The regional government’s Ministry of Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration announced this week that the Easter visitors are estimated to have spent 352 million euros. There were 768,000 tourists, an increase of 1.2 per cent compared with Easter last year.
For the Junta de Andalucía, the number of tourists was the third best data in the past decade. Tourism minister Juan Marín said the figures showed that “we are on the right road. Andalucía has also led job creation in Spain at Easter. We have to keep working on increasing the quality of our tourism”.
A survey showed that each visitor spent an average of 69.84 euros, two euros less than last year. Two-thirds of their budget was spent on food (36.5 per cent) and accommodation (30.3 per cent), followed by shopping (10.6 per cent). 93.6 percent of tourists surveyed said they were satisfied with the price-quality ratio, and had enjoyed their stay in Andalucía.