The Association of Hotel Entrepreneurs of the Costa del Sol (Aehcos) estimates that the province will reach an occupancy of 61.96% during the Puente de Todos os Santos. “Although tourism is advancing on the path of recovery, this percentage is still far from the one reached at the same time in 2019, when hotel occupancy was 81.49%,” said the president of the association, José Luque.
By municipalities, the hotel occupancy forecast for Malaga capital stands out, where 88.53% is expected. The Magna procession that commemorates the centenary of the Association of Brotherhoods has been an important boost for the hotels in the city.
The probability of rain keeps both hoteliers and members of the community in suspense, who trust that the forecasts will improve and that the extraordinary departure made up of sixteen images of Holy Week in Malaga can be successfully celebrated.
Occupation by municipalities
According to the data collected by Aehcos, the municipality that expects the highest percentage of occupation is Antequera, which, with 96.97%, is close to full. Ronda provides for 87.30%, the Guadalhorce Valley for 85% and Nerja for 78.25%.
At the other extreme is Fuengirola, with 32.15%, or Axarquía, which faces the next bridge at half gas, with 50.53% of the seats occupied.
These data show that tourists have mostly preferred inland destinations off the coast of the Costa del Sol.
According to the origin, it should be noted that of the 61.96% expected total occupancy, 68% corresponds to international tourism. “International tourism is recovering slowly. The British market has not reached the pace we expected as shown by the low occupancy rate in the areas that mainly work with this market ”, adds José Luque.