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Last year were 25,214, + 5.61%, attendance in extra-hotel facilities.

Last year were 25,214, + 5.61%, attendance in extra-hotel facilities.

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More and more tourists choose to spend their holidays in extra-hotel facilities of Castiglion Fiorentino. Attendance, compared to last year, increased by 5.61%. You go from 23,875 visitors in 2011 to 25,214 in 2012. 1339 more admissions, therefore, an increase, as mentioned, of 5.61%. But the news is more comforting than the domestic market. In fact, cottages and vacation rentals in Castiglione come more and more Italians, + 38.26%. Same trend for foreigners although here the percentage is lower, + 3.97%. And if you assemble the data arrivals of tourists both foreign and domestic is an increase of 14.06%. In particular, the percentage rise in arrivals in the month of June, which is in the 3 winter months, January, February and March. The first came with a + 7.34%, while there was an excellent + 71.19% in February. But “if you want that tourism continues to be one of the strengths of our economy – says Lidia Castellucci President of the Association of Tour Operators Castiglion Fiorentino – is necessary to update certain criteria and match supply to demand. Now the tourist is hysteresis in a ‘multi-interest’. Travel throughout the year, is very mobile, and he wants to meet all its curiosity but also wants to services and facilities next to a fair value. In order to fulfill such requirements is, therefore, essential to an upgrading of the infrastructure, the use of a network of services efficiently and a high degree of professionalism “.
The only sour note comes from the hotel sector in 2012, which unfortunately experiences significant declines. There is talk of a – 24% for Italians and a – 12% for foreigners.
On 2 April, the Association of Tour Operators of Castiglion Fiorentino has celebrated its first year of life. And in its hypothetical cake shone over 12 thousand candles. 12,516, to be precise. One for every tourist who last year stayed in the country of the tower of the keep. German, Dutch, American, and not only crowned Castiglion Fiorentino as the ideal place to spend your holidays. Usually we are held three days but there are some, the lucky ones, has also booked for one or even two weeks. Novelty the arrival of tourists from countries in greatest economic expansion as Australia, Russia, Brazil and South Africa. In short, despite the crisis, these numbers tell a favorable tourist season well hope for the next summer just around the corner. It is therefore time to contribute, each according to his ability, to the strengthening and development of the industry. You have to think of tourism as an important economic activity for the development of the territory and the employment opportunities it can offer. The practical example we have only had a few months ago when just the A.O.T.C. has signed an agreement with the High School “John Castiglione” in Castiglion Fiorentino for a number of internship. “A great opportunity – concludes the President – and for us, owners of facilities, which for young students.” Tourism is one of the most important of contemporary society and is now destined to become an industry leading in all modern economies and the primary source of income and employment in many countries of the world. And it is for this reason that it is necessary to disclose a new “culture of tourism”. Tourism is also to offer both practical guidelines and opportunities for young people and people who want to design their professional future in tourism.

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