The city registers an increase of 9.4% from Good Friday to Easter Monday compared to the figures for 2019, the last year before the pandemic
Benidorm consolidates its full tourist recovery according to data on water consumption at Easter
The mayor has made a "very positive" assessment and considers that the city "has increased its capacity to attract"
Benidorm has recovered the most absolute normality and not only maintains its attractiveness but also increases it among tourists and visitors. This is reflected after knowing the data on water consumption recorded during the recent Easter holidays, which improve not only last year's figures but also those obtained before the pandemic. An increase in consumption confirms a greater arrival of people than in previous years.
In this way, the data indicates that from Good Friday (April 7) to Easter Monday (April 10) water consumption was 122,411 cubic meters while on those same days in 2019, the year before the pandemic, the consumption was 111,013 cubic meters. In other words, the growth only on these holidays has been 9.4% compared to 2019. If compared to last year, which already reached good figures, the data shows that in that period consumption was 11,172 cubic meters (9.1%) less than now.
The trend is very similar if the results of the eleven days from Friday, March 31 to Easter Monday are analyzed. This year, water consumption has risen to 330,972 cubic meters, while in the same period of 2019, the figure was 305,945 cubic meters. Therefore, the percentage increase this year compared to 2019 has been 7.6%. In the same way, in the same period last year, water consumption in the city was 284,860 cubic meters, that is, more than 46,000 cubic meters (13.9%) less than this year.
The mayor of Benidorm, Toni Pérez, made a "very positive" assessment of these data and the situation during the recently ended Easter Week and recalled that "we have already said and have constantly repeated that the city maintains its attractiveness ”. In this sense, the mayor insisted that "we were very optimistic for Easter and we are even more optimistic for next summer because the recovery is a fact that was already verified last year and that has now been consolidated with figures more positive than before the pandemic.”
At this point, Pérez indicated that "we have made many efforts to improve the efficiency of the water network and even so, the data reflects that there has been a significant increase in consumption, which denotes a greater arrival of visitors."
The mayor also stressed that Benidorm "has been able to maintain and increase its attractiveness in this time" and has stressed that "we have continued to improve, investing in infrastructure and continuous improvements to the urban scene during this time to be prepared. The results attest to this, as reflected in the water consumption data, which was already good last year and this year is even better than before the pandemic."
Despite everything, Toni Pérez stressed that "we still have space because we are a destination that reached seasonality a long time ago" and this complete recovery will also be reflected in the occupation and waste collection data "and he is convinced that billing in bars, restaurants and cafeterias in the city has also grown.