Foreign tourism in Marbella has been reactivated in August with 51,443 visitors from other countries, which are added to the 36,023 nationals, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE). “It has also been a month that has already registered global figures very close to those of the same period of 2019”, Highlighted the general director of the area, Laura de Arce, who has reported that in total they have been counted 87,466 tourists compared to 89,179 the year before the pandemic, data that “show the good trend that the sector has experienced this summer in the city.”
De Arce pointed out that these data “provide good news for the municipality, since international tourism has finally rebounded, after having been stagnant for many months.” “As usual, for months tourism from France and the Netherlands has grown significantly, with data never seen before,” said the municipal official, who also stressed that visitors from Germany “continue approaching the levels of 2019 and that of Great Britain is the one that has registered the greatest recovery, with a total of 11,456 visitors in August, a figure only slightly lower than that recorded in 2019, with 12,467 ″.
According to INE data, the degree of occupancy by rooms grew in August to 81.82 percent, also very close to those registered in the year preceding the pandemic. “As has been customary throughout this year, the average prices of hotel establishments continue to rise, last month being 253.63 euros on average, the highest reached in the municipality since there are records”, Has valued the Director of Tourism, who has also remarked that“ income per available room (RevPar) has returned to levels prior to the health crisis, with 208.35 euros on average, well above those obtained between 2018 and 2020 ”, he specified.