British tourists enjoy their holiday at the Valle-Niza campsite. / SALVADOR SALAS

Coast is the host of national campsite congress

Five Andalusian campsites are among the finalists in different award categories at the event

PILAR MARTÍNEZ

Malaga, for the first time ever, will become the home of the national campsite congress until 12 November. More than 200 businessmen from the sector, from all over the country, will descend on the city to set out a new roadmap to adapt to post-pandemic times and challenges accelerated by the coronavirus crisis.

The event has been organised by the Spanish Camping Site Federation (FEEC) to analyse the evolution of the sector after the health crisis, and is a reminder that Malaga province is the second most favourite destination in Andalucía for Spanish campers and the first for foreigners.

In 2021, until August, Malaga sites welcomed more than 140,000 holidaymakers who made 697,000 overnight stays in the province. And Andalucía has this year been the second most preferred region for Spanish campers after Catalonia and ahead of the Valencian region.

Best campsite awards

Among the key issues the congress will address are sustainability and energy efficiency, which will be debated in round table events and conferences.

The event will also recognise the best campsites in different categories such as the best beach site, best mountain campsite, the most original accommodation and the best restaurant. Five Andalusian campsites are among the finalists in the different categories, including Cabopino; Cabo de Gata; Caños de Meca; the Sur, in Malaga, and the Presa la Viñuela.

Emilio Domingo, president of the Costa del Sol Camping Association, emphasises that "this is the first time that Malaga has hosted this national event, which was highly sought after and that we are delighted that it is being held here and at such a key time."