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Cartagena breaking his record of visitors (05/09/2016)

Summer comes to an end and the president of Cartagena Port of Cultures, Ana Belén Castejon, took stock of the data obtained in the tourist entity since the beginning of the year.

Deputy Mayor, accompanied by the manager of Cartagena Port of Cultures, Agustina Martinez, highlighted the increase in visitors to the city, and breaking laestacionalidad the tourism sector and the success of activities and tours organized by Cartagena Port of Culturasdurante the summer .

About 300,000 people have visited the interpretive centers, tourist sites and transport of Cartagena Port of Cultures in so far this year.

A total of 45,793 more visitors than in 2015, representing an increase of 18.12% over last year.

According to the Deputy Mayor of Cartagena, the most visited centers have been the Roman Theatre, the Panoramic Lift and the Castle and that have increased their number of visitors from the previous year are Agusteum, the Punic Wall and the Tourist Bus.

The activities scheduled during the months of July and August have also been very well received.

Over six hundred thousand people have participated in some of the routes, the theatrical visits or night visits that have enlivened the summer evenings of tourists and citizens of Cartagena.

Including Deputy Mayor has highlighted the newest as dramatized tour of Indiana Jones and Fort Christmas concerts where the tickets were sold out.

Another significant finding is that, according Castejon, Cartagena is increasingly attractive to regional level through increased visitors from the Auntónoma Community.

Deputy Mayor of Cartagena has expressed his satisfaction with all these data and took the opportunity to thank the tireless work they have carried out the members of Cartagena Port of Cultures.


In addition, Castejon has advanced the challenges facing Cartagena Port of Cultures in the next mesesentre which highlighted the increasing number of tourist routes, intensify activities outside the summer and gain market share in areas of Spain that are clear Cartagena geographically.

To achieve these objectives, according to the Deputy Mayor, they have established lines of work as are a round of contacts with different organizations in the city such as the Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Navy or the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia to consider to include part of the heritage of Cartagena on new routes and that these buildings are a tourist attraction over the city.

Another point would be to expand the number of activities of Cartagena Port of Cultures outside the estivalgracias time, commented Deputy Mayor, the good weather we enjoy all year.

Finally, it will conduct a conference presentations of the tourist offer of Cartagena Port of Culturasen centers El Corte Ingles in Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona.

These presentations are the novelty of laampliación the existing agreement between the tourist agency and trade firm El Corte Ingles.

The Temple of Isis CLAIM NEW TOURIST

The archaeological activities in the area of ​​the Roman Forum continues apace.

According Agustina Martinez, this task is in the second phase, which is the restoration of the Temple of Isis and ending in October.

In the following phases the construction of the Museum of the Roman Forum that represent the culmination of the great project of the Roman Forum, a space of 20,000 square meters in the center of the city and, according to the manager of Cartagena Port of Cultures, will be envisages like the Roman Theatre impact on tourism growth expectations.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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