Middle East tourism and british think so…the commitment to quality tourism, the diversity of supply and unrest in competing destinations such as Egypt and Tunisia have madeand other rich Gulf states to set eyes again on the Costa del Sol, which has seen a revival of this market. This increased influx of Arabian tourists is maintained until the end of July, since August 1st Ramadan begins.
Since last May there has been an increase in reserves of tourists attracted by the weather, shopping and luxury developments not only in Marbella but also in other nearby towns such as Estepona, Benahavis, Benalmadena or Malaga.
This influx of travelers not only benefits the hotels in Malaga but also the restaurant and real estate sectors, as some of the tourists are interested in purchasing homes.
The arrival of travelers from Saudi Arabia, Qatar and UAE, among others, encourages the expectations of market recovery of the Middle East in the “golden triangle” comprising Marbella, Benahavis and Estepona.
These tourists, who in past years opted for other destinations like the French Riviera, are returning to the Costa del Sol, according to the owner of Villa Padierna hotel, the five star Hotel where last summer stayed the U.S. first lady, Michelle Obama.
All five star hotels in the area are experiencing a recovery this year is also due to the wedding of Arabic Princess Sara Fahd Bin Salman, niece of King Fahd, to be held this month in Marbella. Four hundred invited princesses, an endless entourage, massive reserves in Marbella’s luxury hotels, rental of limousines and luxury cars… All for a celebration that will run from June 25 to July 5.
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