Benidorm and Costa Blanca are ready for the winter season 2016/2017 and feeling strong. Figures released today by HOSBEC (Asociación Empresarial Hostelera de Benidorm, Costa Blanca y Comunidad Valenciana) show the area to be prepped for an influx of visitors, keen for a bit of winter sun.
More than 72% of the tourist facilities will remain open during the upcoming winter season.
Over the 2016/2017 winter season there will be 220 hotels and 73,644 beds available (HOSBEC partners recorded for all figures below).
72.70% of the tourist facilities remain open
13.4% of the hotels will close for the season
13.35% closed for construction and renovation
0.5% closed for holidays
HOSBEC have provided Spain Buddy with the following breakdown by area:
Closed for the season: 13.5%
Closed for renovation and repairs 11.3%
Closed for holidays: 1%
The months these will be closed are November 2016, December 2016 and January 2017 which will be closed at 5,954, 6,895 4,685 beds respectively.
Only two apartments have forecast a close, one just for a temporary closure and another for renovations during the winter. In both cases, the closure will occur during December and reopening is scheduled for early March 2017.
For the upcoming winter season two campsites are closed for improvements and are due to open in April 2017.
Closed for renovation and reform: 14%
Closed for holidays: 0.4%
The accommodation sector in campsites in the Costa Blanca shows its strength during the winter, with higher levels than other provinces such as Valencia and Castellon. The main reason is the source of its tourists, with internatiional markets accounting for more than 90%.
Within the Costa Blanca, the following figures are available:
Open tourist facilities: 75.5%
Closed tourist facilities: 15.2%
Closed for renovation: 9.3%
Open tourist facilities: 69.7%
Closed tourist facilities: 20.3%
Closed for renovation: 10%