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Town halls in Malaga city and Torremolinos hail 2018 tourist success

  • In 2018 1.32 million visitors arrived in Malaga, which is a five per cent increase on 2017

The city of Malaga and its next door neighbour Torremolinos, are celebrating a successful 2018. In Malaga city, the hotel sector saw an extra 6 per cent overnight stays compared to 2017, which was a record year. This was despite competition from the increase in Airbnb-style accommodation. Malaga town hall said last week that there were 2.62 million overnight stays in the city, equivalent to 1.32 million visitors, of which 64.5 per cent were international, a five per cent increase on 2017.

In Torremolinos, the council has said that the resort has had its best year in a decade. Data shows that people are spending more money on their hotels after high levels of investment in renovating properties. In 2018, the average hotel spend was 108.9 euros a night, up from 91.3 euros in 2015.