Tourism in the Basque Country grows by 4.2% in the first half compared to 2019

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Tourism in the Basque Country grows by 4.2% in the first half compared to 2019

According to the Minister of Tourism, Trade and Consumption, Javier Hurtado, international tourism increased by 3.9% between January and June compared to the first half of last year. For example, tourism in the CAV is growing by 4.2%.

The expectations have been fulfilled. Javier Hurtado, the Minister of Tourism, Trade and Consumption of the Basque government already expected in mid-July that everything indicated that the tourist data would be comparable to or higher than that of 2019; and so it has been. The tourism in the Basque Country grew by 4.2% in the first six months of the year compared to the same period in 2019, which means surpasses pre-pandemic numbers from covid-19.

One of the keys has been recovery of international tourismwhich increased by 3.9% between January and June compared to the first half of 2019. This was announced by Hurtado, who reported this Thursday, together with the mayor of the city of Alavesa, Juan Carlos, on the progress of the Valle improvement project Salado de Anana Medina.

“This is very good news for a sector that has suffered very badly and it confirms with very good data the predictions we had for the summer,” Hurtado congratulated himself, convinced that resources such as Valle Salado “will undoubtedly contribute to the promoting tourism within the framework of a tourism sustainability strategy”.

The Valle Salado de Añana has two million euros from Next Generation Funds

With regard to this enclave in Alava, the Minister of Tourism, Trade and Consumption has indicated that he will receive two million euros from European Next Generation funds, which will allow the development of environmental restoration actions and the adaptation of routes in the vicinity, thus enabling the “walkability” is improved and the urban connection, promote the walls of Salinas de Añana and develop virtual reality experiences among other things.

Añana is one of 11 destinations included in the first call for the Euskadi Territorial Tourism Sustainability Plan, which will have 67 million euros from Europe by 2023 and will be channeled through the recovery plan prepared by the central government, the Department has said. or Stolen reported. in a note.

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Source: EITB

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