5 million overnight stays in Lloret de Mar in 2013
In 2013, in terms of occupancy rates, the town of Lloret de Mar (Costa Brava, north-eastern Catalonia), is the second tourist destination in Catalonia, behind Barcelona, and the fifth in Spain. According to data published by the Spanish Statistics Institute (INE), Lloret de Mar registered 4,989,836 overnight stays during 2013. Foreign tourists were an overwhelming majority, accounting for 4,310,537 of these stays. Besides, between January and December, the town surpassed one million tourists, with a majority of foreign visitors, from France (203,400 people) , Germany (124,000), Russia (107,600) and the United Kingdom (84,800).
Lloret de Mar (ACN).- During 2013, the town of Lloret de Mar (Costa Brava, north-eastern Catalonia) registered 4,989,836 overnight stays, according to data published by the Spanish Statistics Institute (INE). Foreign tourists were an overwhelming majority, accounting for 4,310,537 of these stays, while the Catalan and Spanish visitors accounted for only 679,299 hotel nights. Besides, from January to December, the Lloret de Mar sea resort surpassed one million tourists, thanks notably to its 801,766 foreign visitors, who mostly came from France (203,500 people) , Germany (124,000), Russia (107,600) and the United Kingdom (84,800). Thus, in terms of occupancy rates, Lloret de Mar positions itself as the first tourist destination in the Province of Girona (north-eastern Catalonia), the second in Catalonia, behind Barcelona, and the fifth in Spain. In order to consolidate these figures, the City Council of Lloret de Mar has created new events for the low and mid season, notably the 'Line Dance Spain Event' dance contest.
Within a few decades, the town of Lloret de Mar (75 kilometers north of Barcelona) has become one of the most popular holiday resorts on the Costa Brava and the Mediterranean Sea. Lloret de Mar’s main white sand beach, as well as its famous nightlife, attracts numerous visitors each year.
In 2013, Lloret de Mar welcomed 1,017,206 visitors. Around 215,440 of these tourists were from Spain, 203,457 from France, 123,963 from Germany, 107,590 from Russia, 84,829 from the United Kingdom, and many others from different nationalities. During the month of November, 7,023 hotel rooms remained open corresponding to 21 establishments. They have welcomed 35,507 tourists.
Creating new low and mid season events for a better rounded tourist season
One of the important events that took place in recent months was the 'Line Dance Spain Event', a three-day-long contest during which participants danced to different types of music and performed various choreographies. The dance contest brought together over 1,500 people from all over Europe. Lloret de Mar’s City Counsellor for Tourism,Jordi Orobitg, explained that he was favouring “low and mid season events as a strategy to have an all-rounded tourist season”. “The urban character of Lloret de Mar and its wide range of tourist attractions, encourages the public and private sector to commit to the city”, he stated.
The second municipality in Catalonia in terms of occupancy rates
Usually, visitors spend an average of 5 days in Lloret de Mar. The City Council stressed that, in terms of occupancy rates, Lloret de Mar was the first tourist destination in the Province of Girona, the second in Catalonia, just behind Barcelona, and the fifth in Spain.