Compared to last year, the municipality of Cartagena has had 20 percent more tourists.
Specifically 38,171, compared with 32,017 in 2009. These figures from the consortium reports Cartagena Puerto de Culturas, posed to the mayor breaking the summer seasonality recorded in the city, which was empty and barely visitors.
To the mayor this change has been thanks to the efforts to give value to the various tourist and cultural resources of the city and events such as La Mar de Músicas or Audi MedCup regatta, which premises visited in port this afternoon with the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Sports, Pedro Alberto Cruz, and territorial president of Caja Mediterráneo, Ã ngel Martínez.
The mayor is the mayor has predicted that for the month of August, with the conclusion of the Med Cup circuit, will show a further increase in the number of visitors compared to previous year, despite the fact that in the first months, due to the crisis, there were times when he came to think of a recession.
In addition, Barreiro recalled that the Med Cup will have a significant direct impact, since last year reached 8 billion euros.
He also stressed the media coverage and promotion of the city, that the total amount of the race is estimated at around 25 million euros.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena