The tourist office have released figures collected from Nerja’s hotels that show that occupancy rates during the summer months averaged just over 90%. In June, the occupancy rate was 86%, July 91% percent and in August 93%. These figures are slightly higher than those of 2011, when hotel occupancy during the same months was 89%.

During the same period the tourist office received nearly 24,000 visits of which British visitors accounted for the majority during the month of June with Spaniards being in the majority in July and August.

The Councillor for Tourism, Bernardo Pozuelo, said that this data shows that “Nerja’s tourist industry is holding up very well despite the economic crisis.”

The council also expects that visitor numbers in September will also prove to be good as it is traditionally a popular time to visit the town.

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