Gradually the tourism industry begins to feel the economic situation improving!

Tourism continues its recovery. Vacation bookings for Semana Santa, an indicator of the evolution of this sector, increased by 7% compared to travel booking of last year, according to the Corporate Association of Specialized Tourism Agencies (ACAVe).

“Gradually the industry begins to feel the economic situation improving. In this case, because of the increase in vacation bookings during periods such as Semana Santa,” said the president of the ACAVe, Martí Sarrate. Andalusia, Catalonia, the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands continue to occupy the first place for tourists looking to enjoy the first rays of sunshine of the season combined with cultural offerings. Extremadura is beginning to become a destination point for Spaniards and so is the Ribera del Duero, a gastronomic and oenological destination.

Among the international destinations, Paris, London, Berlin and Rome remain at the top. Warsaw and Moscow continue to offer circuits through the old continent with cultural and gastronomic offers that include any kind of tourism. Japan has already been established as a long distance destination, followed by the Maldives. South Africa, Thailand and Indonesia are the preferential choices for those who manage to extend their vacation for a few days, along with the U.S. and Cuba else.

Source: Josep Berengueras, el Périodico
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