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Satisfaction in Tarragona for increasing of the number of visitors received for the city

Satisfaction in Tarragona for increasing of the number of visitors received for the city

Tarragona. Costa Dorada. More than 138,700 tourists visited Tarragona in the first seven months of this year 2009, up 23% over the same period last year, so the president of the Tourist Board of Tarragona, Sergi de los Ríos, and manager entity, Carlos Sanz, have expressed their satisfaction. This increase was detected following the increase in the number of cases handled in the six points of tourist information that is scattered around the city. According to this analysis, from early January until late July, the city received 138,716 visitors, 26,658 more than the same period last year. With regard to foreign tourism, the number of Japanese visitors is that which has grown over the previous year, from the 479 who walked through the city during the first seven months of 2008, the 992 who came to Tarragona this year. A Japanese visitors, followed to tourists from Canada, Australia and Belgium. At the level of Spanish rule, the visits of the inhabitants of the País Vasco are the most have increased from last year, with 84% more. Andalusians are followed with a 52'65% and those of Castile and Leon with a 39'23%. According to the chairman of Tourism, Sergi de los Rios, this increase shows that visits Tarragona "is beginning to consolidate as a tourist destination." In this sense, de los Rios has highlighted that this increase of tourists will probably want that many hotel chains have a place in the city. "Tarragona is emerging" For its part, the Manager of Tourism, Carlos Sanz, stressed that although the number of overnight stays has fallen by 7%, in line with other destinations in the Costa Dorada, Tarragona is emerging as a place to visit required. Sanz has also referred to the Plan de Competitividad Turística de Tarragona, a plan under which the board will call the attention of many hotel chains. "Tarragona is emerging as a key place to grow a hotel," concluded the manager of the Tourist Board. On the other hand, with the aim of improving care to visitors, the Tourist Board has installed three new totems with a tourist map of the city center. Noting the totems visitors can see at what point they are and the route to follow to reach the attractions of the city. The new totem poles have been installed at bus stations and train, as most visitors come to Tarragona with these means of transport

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