Touristmolinos enjoys boom in visitors from across EU

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BEACH BOOM: Torremolinos is a very popular holiday destination. Credit: Ayuntamiento de Torremolinos

TORREMOLINOS has experienced its strongest tourism figures since 2009, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE).

From January to June 2018, the town welcomed 479,817 visitors, and saw 2,258,852 overnight stays in hotels.

Even the figure from the month of June represents an increase of 2.54 per cent on the same period of 2017 (105,588, up from 102,967).

Overnight stays in hotels have also risen by 4.55 per cent, reaching 543,918 in June 2018, up from 520,219 last year.

Monthly occupation of hotel rooms in Torremolinos has been running at a healthy 84.75 per cent, increasing to 87.85 per cent on weekends.

Aside from Spanish visitors which are the highest number, the British lead the number of foreign tourists, followed by the French, Dutch, Irish and Germans.

Countries within the European Union (including Spain) make up 90.68 per cent of the overall tourist market in the town.

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