Federalberghi Puglia Tourism: Record summer numbers
For the month of August 2019, Puglia is anticipating 1.1 million tourists who’ll generate 4.152 million presences (56% in hotels and 44% in non-hotel structures) rendering it sixth in the national regional ranking, after Veneto immediately, Emilia -Romagna, Tuscany, Alto Adige, and Lombardy.
In the complete of Italy, you will have a lot more than 18 million individuals who through the month of August will remain at hotels along with other accommodation facilities for a complete around 79 million overnight stays (41% reported to be foreign tourists and 59% Italians). This is exactly what emerges from the detailed analysis of the Federalberghi (Hotel Federation) Study Focus on holidays in Italian accommodation facilities.
“Puglia continues its upward trend,” commented Francesco Caizzi, president of Federalberghi Puglia, “The jinx and media speculations of recent months have already been denied by the info of August 2019.
“Puglia increases its appeal, our sea continues with an uphill trend, and our inland beauties grow with an increase of and much more momentum. The 2019 season, therefore, is marching in line with the best trend.”
“The key phase of the growing season comforts us,” added Caizzi, “Following the inclement weather conditions in-may, in June we recorded a substantial recovery already, also in July which continued. We’ve not succumbed much to even fierce international competition with a number of the Mediterranean countries in strong recovery when compared to debacle of days gone by years as a result of terrorist alarm.
“Puglia 365 is giving positive results. Not merely sea, but our villages, our natural beauties, the cathedrals, the castles of Frederick II, our UNESCO sites, the Trulli (cone-shaped roof rural houses), the farms, the meals, and wine, but additionally our art cities are round popular all year, such as for example Bari, Taranto, Lecce, Brindisi, that have begun to include important leisure tourism flows to the consolidated business movement.
“Let’s remember that people cannot drop our attention in on unauthorized accommodations that maintain a solid braking effect.
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“There are numerous phantom structures that pollute the marketplace by unfair competition too. Our hoteliers are in work to best accommodate our guests, while Federalberghi is preparing proposals and projects to the national and regional governments on the primary conditions that hinder the development of the tourism economy.
“Our recipe is rich and qualified: reduced amount of the tax burden, support for investments for new services to tourist accommodation facilities, a stark contrast to unauthorized activities, removal of the constraints on work, development of infrastructures and networks.”
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