Provincial Council of Almeria continues to work to strengthen one of the most important sectors of the province: tourism. A new promotional campaign for the ‘Costa de Almería’ destination has attracted more than 25,000 British visitors who stay a minimum of five nights. In addition, all travellers are taking at least one excursion, route, guided tour or active tourism activity in a municipality in the province.
The only desert in Europe, the Calar Alto Observatory, the best beaches in Spain or the beauty of the small inland villages are some of the hundreds of opportunities that tourists coming to the province of Almeria are discovering and marvelling at. This action, promoted by the Diputación de Almería, complements a strategy that is managing to attract new tourists in order to continue improving and expanding the demand that affects the main sectors of the province, such as hotels and gastronomy.
The deputy for Tourism, Fernando Giménez, stressed that “the British market is one of the most important in the sector in the province and that is why we are carrying out actions that have an impact on all Almerians, such as getting regular return flights to and from five airports in the UK. Tourists who choose Almeria will spend at least five nights and will be able to discover the wonders we have in the best province in the world.
In this sense, the deputy added that “Almeria is the only province in the world where you can experience all four seasons in the same weekend. In addition, we have hundreds of activities to enjoy a few days of dreams. Tourism and sport go hand in hand in Almeria, which is why we are part of the main national sporting events such as La Vuelta, which will end in Cabo de Gata on 31 August”.
Costa de Almería’ also strengthens its presence in the Nordic market with the arrival of new passengers on direct flights. The Provincial Council has reached an agreement with the tour operator Travelsens for tourists from Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland to travel to the province until November this year.
Thanks to this operation, around 12,500 passengers will arrive from the Nordic countries, and will stay, like those from the British market, for a minimum of five nights with an excursion through the interior of the province of Almeria.
National and international flights
Almeria Airport has up to 20 destinations this summer with direct flights with different airlines until November this year. The domestic destinations are Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid, Melilla, Palma de Mallorca and Seville. International destinations include Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, London with up to three airlines to Gatwick and Stansted airports, Manchester (two airlines), Brussels (two airlines), Dublin, Prague, Rotterdam and Luxembourg.