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Occupancy rates in Benidorm hotels increase 20%

The hotels in Benidorm experienced an increase in their occupancy levels of around 20 percent last month compared to last year according to the Association of Hoteliers in Benidorm and the Costa Blanca, HOSBEC. The professional body also informed us that occupancy rates in apartment complexes in the Benidorm area recorded a rise of 13.5 percent in April when compared to the same month in 2010 and ended the month with average occupancy levels of 74.7 percent.

HOSBEC put these increases mainly down to the fact that Easter fell in April this year whereas the holiday was in March last year, and also last year in April Benidorm suffered badly due to the airline crisis caused by the eruption of the Icelandic volcano. Nevertheless, the Benidorm hotel association stated that these figures show that “the volume of occupation levels are showing signs of a significant recovery”.

The data on apartments, which come from over 10,000 establishments belonging to HOSBEC, reveal tourism from the UK to be the main source of the increase. Guests from the UK made up nearly 60 percent of the total customers staying in Benidorm apartments in April, followed by the Dutch, whose numbers actually fell by some 4.7 percent from last year.

As for the hotels in the rest of the Costa Blanca, excluding the hotels in Benidorm, the figures also show an increase in occupancy levels of around 11 percent with the total average occupancy in April coming in at 63.3 percent. In the coastal areas outside Benidorm guests from other parts of Spain have been the main driving force of the increase reaching 68.2 per cent of all clients. These were followed again by tourists from the United Kingdom and the Nordic countries who accounted for 9.7 and 5.6 percent respectively.

The province of Alicante as a whole, including the results from the hotels in Benidorm, experienced the positive effects of the Easter break falling in April. The average occupancy levels in the whole province for the second half of April was 77.7 percent ( a full 13.5 points more than in 2010) and the average for the complete month came in at 75.7 percent, which is 8.6 points above the same period in 2010.

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