Costa Blanca gearing up for a busy summer

The tourism sector on the Costa Blanca is gearing up for a busy summer after a ‘very positive’ Easter.

Hotels in Alicante city achieved 80% over the May Day bank holiday. That’s according to data by the Provincial Hotel Association (APHA).

Councillor Marta García Romeu said the figures were “very positive” and follow on from Easter week where the city had an average hotel occupancy of 86%; 10% higher than in 2013.

Elche also received a boost with the manager of Visitelche, Matias Perez Such, saying the figures show “an improvement within the sector, one of the main drivers of the local economy.”

Hotel occupancy also increased over Easter from 57% in 2013 to 69%.

Hotel employer Hosbec put hotel occupancy in Benidorm over the weekend at an average of 100%, making it the most popular destination on the Costa Blanca.

Angel Valera, from the Provincial Association of Hospitality, also noted that tourists were “spending more” saying “there is much bigger influx of people.”

Industry experts are seeing the numbers as a positive sign for a busy and prosperous summer for the tourism sector.