Andalucia is expecting record numbers this year

Aguadulce, Almeria

ANDALUCIA is expecting a record 30 million tourists this year.

The region experienced its best ever year last year in terms of tourism, with a reported 29.5 million tourist visiting the region.

Those figures represented an increase of almost 5 per cent from 2016 and President of the Junta de Andalucia regional government, Susana Diaz, is expecting more growth this year.

Speaking at the International Tourism Fair of Madrid (FITUR), she said that the province was ready to cope with the increase in visitors.

The president also added that Andalucia had no plans to implement a tourist tax. “I have to think of everyone, not just those who are doing very well. A tourist tax is not going to help everyone and we are not going to implement it.

“Tourism is not a problem in Andalucia. It is an opportunity, a source of wealth, employment and well-being,” she added.