The two hotel ownership associations agree on the positive results for the hotel sector over the Christmas period, emphasizing this high occupancy allowed them to increase the average prices of their offer, which had been requested by owners to move away from the so-called Andorran low-cost tourism. It was also important to improve businesses’ economic performance.
Ski resorts also reported good results during the same period. Grandvalira and Vallnord received more skiers (+ 13% and + 5% respectively) than in the same period last year, despite the lack of snowfall.
Highest number of tourists for this decade.
The number of tourists registered in the country during the two week Christmas holiday has been, at least, the highest of the last decade. According to data facilitated by the Mobility Service, from December 23 to January 8, a total of 242,800 vehicles entered the Principality, 10% more than last year. Of these, 172,700 accessed the country through the Riu Runer border and 70,100 through the Baladrà border.
These figures anticipate a good turnaround for 2017, confirming the Principality’s consolidated economic recovery and demonstrating the higher purchasing power of tourists who visit us.