Optimism in the hotel industry

Initial expectations from the hotel industry for the Easter period are ‘optimistic’, with advance reservations up by 12% on last year and the forecast of good weather throughout the week suggesting overall occupancy rates of 85% in Andalucia, the best results for a decade.

Increased security during Easter week

The Council has completed preparations for various security duties during the upcoming Easter parades and celebrations, with a total of 239 agents of one description or another being drafted in.

Hotel occupancy over Easter

According to the Councillor for Tourism, hotel occupancy over the Easter Period reached 85.2% – Thursday to Saturday being 85.2% and whole week occupancy being 78.2% – which puts it well above the figure of 70% for the rest of the Costa del Sol.

Easter in Spain

Spain is slowly drifting towards a secular society, with many young people largely ignoring their Roman Catholic heritage, but Semana Santa, Holy Week, is still very much celebrated throughout the country. The ancient rituals, celebrating the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, are a sight not to be missed. Often to the solemn, persistent beat of a single drum, men …

Above average hotel occupancy over Easter

According to data collected by the Tourist Office, hotel occupancy in Nerja during Easter week was 80.9%, which is ten points above the average experienced in the province of Málaga as a whole. In addition, 2,644 people visited the Tourist Office with the busiest day being Easter Tuesday with 481 visitors.

Disappointing hotel occupancy rates in Andalucia

Hotel occupancy in Andalucia during the first part of Holy Week, particularly in coastal areas, has been disappointingly low at around 55% with many people apparently changing their Easter holiday plans due to the weather.

Easter prisoner release tradition continues

On Easter Sunday, April 8th, the Brotherhood of Jesús Resucitado y María Santísima de la Asunción in collaboration with the Prison Ministry will once again arrange the for release of a prisoner, a tradition which began in Nerja eight years ago and has so far seen ten inmates released back into society.

Talks aimed at avoiding Easter strike in Sevilla

The worker’s council and the management of Lipasam, the municipal cleaning service in Sevilla, are meeting to try and avoid the strikes planned for Easter Wednesday to Easter Saturday.