5 Sep, 2023 @ 18:00
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British tourists help secure record-breaking August in Valencia after filling up hotels in Benidorm and along the Costa Blanca

Body of woman ‘aged between 60 and 70’ is found floating in the waters off Spain’s Benidorm
Body of woman ‘aged between 60 and 70’ is found floating in the waters off Spain’s Benidorm

HOTEL OCCUPANCY topped 90% in the Valencian Community in August, according to the Benidorm-based Hosbec hoteliers association.

The figures though were not a record which some tourism and political figures had been confidently predicting.

Benidorm itself recorded 92.2% occupancy last month- just 2.2% lower than record-breaking figures recorded in 2019 before the Covid pandemic.

Hosbec said that a strong influx of British and Portuguese visitors were responsible for boosting the August total.

International tourists accounted for 59% of people staying in Benidorm last month.

The British market dominated foreign tourists at 29.6% followed by Portugal(14.1%) and France a distant third on 2.3%

Hosbec pointed out that music events in areas like Alicante and Castellon acted as a welcome boost to local hotel bookings.

The Costa Blanca(minus Benidorm) reported 91% occupation in August- down just 1.2% on 2019, with two-thirds of hotel stays coming from non-Spanish residents.

Valencia City numbers were better than four years ago, reporting 89.4% occupation- up by 1.0%.

Hotel reservations for September are averaging around 84% so far across the Valencian Community.

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