28th January 2023
Sitges News

Foreign tourism represented 61% of visitors to Sitges this year

The fourth edition of the Sitges Tourism Day, held last week at the Terramar Golf Club, once again brought together the local council and businesses to share knowledge about the tourism sector and take stock of this year’s summer season.

The figures for 2022 underline the return of international tourism, that represent 61% of all tourists that visited Sitges. The figure exceeds by 31.5% the percentage reached in 2021, and is close to pre-pandemic data. In 2019 international tourists represented 76% of the total number of visitors choosing Sitges as a destination.  

Overnight stays generated by international tourism came mainly from the French, English, German, North American and Dutch markets.

Tourists and visitors from the province of Barcelona also dominated national tourism, with an increase in tourists from Zaragoza and Madrid.

The average stay (3.4 nights), the occupancy rate (78.5%) and the average price (€151.1) in Sitges hotels increased slightly in 2022 compared to 2019.

Data collected on the Sitges Tourism website also showed the interests of visitors, mainly for information on what to do in Sitges, the Festa Major and the beaches. Other aspects such as safety and Covid have ceased to be relevant among visitors.

The evening also served to celebrate Sitges receiving the Biosphere Gold tourist certificate, which distinguishes the town as a ‘sustainable and quality destination’. About 30 of the town’s tourist venues – including the beaches, the Port of Aiguadolç, the Garraf Park or the Terramar Golf Club itself – are linked to this seal of international recognition.

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