Less tourism in Sicily but in Trapani
Less tourism in Sicily but in Trapani
Less tourism in Sicily but in Trapani

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LESS TOURISM IN SICILY BUT IN TRAPANI


Less tourism in Sicily but in Trapani

 

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Decreases the peak tourism in Sicily, prancing in the province of Trapani. If the four years 2006-2009 on the island there is in fact a -19.57 percent (aggregate) of the Italian tourist presence in the Province of Trapani stands instead an increase of +13.44 percent.

The territory of Trapani records data rather than positive in total contrast with the trend of regional tourism, which for some years, are heavily in decline, recording a setback for the entire sector of Sicily.

The figure is even more striking when one considers the same four years, the foreign presence in the territory of Trapani grew by +53% as against the Sicilian, registering a -20 percent. The data comes from the elaborations of the Regional Tourism Statistics Section XI and the offices of the Province of Trapani.

"The numbers speak for themselves - says Mimmo Turano, president of the Province of Trapani - and as the success of tourism development policies implemented by our administration. Our territory, thanks to its natural, historical and architectural, but also with the major international events, attracting a growing tourism and development of qualified leads, moving the economy and causes a considerable induced. Among the growth factors great weight has the amazing development of the airport Vincenzo Florio, also thanks to the 'Ryanair effect''resulted in a significant growth area of tourism, especially foreign. In a time of economic crisis, stagnation and stagnation, our province offers a positive example of good and virtuous policy and strategies. "

The trend is confirmed when comparing the presence of Italian tourists in the island, fell in 2009 of 13.29 percent over 2008, while during the same period in the Province of Trapani increased by 3.85 percent. A decline, the tourism in Sicily, which began in 2008 but with smaller percentage figures (-7.59 percent).

The gap is accentuated if we take into consideration the presence of foreign tourists in 2009, in Sicily showed a -17.07 percent while in the Province of Trapani has grown significantly, up +24.53 percent.

A main point to the "Province of the sea and wind are the Americans. Followed by Japanese, Israelis, Australians and Europeans, with special reference to Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands and United Kingdom.

The same phenomenon can be observed for the arrivals of foreign tourists: in Sicily in 2009 registered a -14.26, while in the Province of Trapani rise to +9.78 per cent more than last year.

The province attracts also a slice of Sicilian tourism considerable: if in 2006 11 per cent of admissions in Sicily (1 million to 14 million 605,926 592,498 tourists) were concentrated in the area of Trapani, in 2009 this percentage increased to 15.54 per cent (1 million to 11 million 821,803 722,421 tourists).

The new perspectives and strategies for tourism in the province of Trapani will be presented at the BIT, the International Tourism Exchange, scheduled from Thursday 17 to Sunday, February 20 in Milan, where the body will be present, along with several municipalities in the territory, in a stand of about 140 square meters. '

'The show - continues Turano - the stage will be to enhance our excellence, from the gastronomic treasures of the historic and artistic heritage, from cultural to sporting events. "

In the program there will be meetings, press conferences and tastings of wine and food specialties of the area. The review are also party associations, consortia and the four "Wine Roads" located in the area.

'The pride of our tourist offer - said the Provincial Councillor for Tourism, Cettina Spataro - tour packages are due to cultural and religious tourism as well as major international events such as regattas Extreme Sailing Series 2011 or Cous Cous Fest international festival of cultural integration of San Vito Lo Capo in the area that attract many tourists and fans. "

Source: Blogsicilia.it

 

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