When it meets a year of the most critical periods of the challenge pro-independence Catalan tourist destinations catalans recover attractive for Spanish travellers of face to the bridge of the Constitution. This follows from the estimates of occupation of the public agency Turespaña for the holidays that start today. According to the document, the Barcelona hotels recorded an occupancy of 61% and already have bookings to fill 51% of their seats, 10 more points than last year in the same period. Equally, the Catalan coast greatly improves their prospects and reserves have grown 14 points. In the overall picture he paints Turespaña, improvements in forecasts of urban tourism (Bilbao, Granada, Sevilla and Madrid at the head of the occupation), while they fall the islands and the rural tourism.
The forecasts of Turespaña —based on a survey conducted on 3 and 4 December and a little more cautious than they were last year— point to a strong recovery of both the coast of catalonia and Barcelona capital. In the case of the Costa Brava (Girona), on the Maresme (Barcelona) and la Dorada (Tarragona), provides for Turespaña an occupancy of 71%, six points higher than expected last year. It is a prudent approach, since a year ago at this stage the Catalan coast already had reservations to fill up the 50% (finally, arrived at the 68%), while this year the bookings have already 64% of the squares, 14 points above.
Something similar happens in Barcelona, where the reserves are this year 10 points ahead of last year (51 vs 41%). So, Turespaña provides for a 61% occupancy, compared to 52% who foresaw a year ago. The Catalan capital recorded finally on the bridge of the Constitution, 2017, an occupation of 46%. In general, throughout the community, improve prospects: are already booked 55% of the seats, compared to 44% last year. It is expected to reach 65%, compared to 54% achieved a year ago.
On the set of the geographical destinations and without any distinction of accommodations, the occupancy in the bridge of 2018 it is anticipated, with caution, a little shorter than last year (62.7 per cent compared to 64.3%), despite the fact that, in reality, the bookings this year are better (55.1 per cent compared to 52.8 per cent) and that the time seems that will accompany more than last year. Cities, in particular, be recorded, according to Turespaña, a good push of the occupation: the reserves have grown by four percentage points (60% versus 56%) and is predicted to reach 69%, three points higher than a year ago.
Bilbao is the city that will fill your park hotel, with 84% of occupation (already has booked 73% of the vacancies, two points higher than in 2017), followed by Granada, which already has bookings for the 72% and is expected to reach 82%. Behind it is situated Seville (the reserves have grown three points, to 73%, and is expected to fill to 80%) and Madrid, which nearly impales the data of Seville. Malaga will also be good data, with 77% of intended occupation, with the reservations already at 71%, four points more.
On the other side, lie the islands, whose prospects are worse this bridge with respect to the 2017. The reserves have fallen two points in the Balearic islands (45% to 43%) and eight in the Canary islands (from 83% to 75%) and the forecasts are worse in both destinations. You will also lose customers to the rural tourism, the field in which they dropped the reserves three points (from 53% to 49%). In general, further enhances the prospect for the tourism of interior (53% of bookings versus 47% last year) than the coastal (61% vs. 58%).