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Tourist visits by organized groups increased by 85% during 2019 (29/01/2020)

The Councilor for Tourism, Jesus Verdú, has taken stock of the tourism activity of our city during 2019, a year in which "Yecla continues its consolidation as a tourist destination."

For the mayor, the growth in tourism figures is due to our wide cultural and festive offer, as well as the Yecla Wine Route initiatives.

Last year the visits to the Tourism website grew by 24% while the consultations in the physical office of Tourism were maintained.

In parallel, visits to wineries increased, by around 20%, in what is the third consecutive year of growth.

The surprise during 2019 comes in the visits of organized groups, which almost doubled their presence in our streets with an 85% increase.

The most common tourist profiles are families with young children, groups of friends and young couples.

Among the international visitors continue to prevail the British while in national terms Alicante and Valencia continue to contribute to the largest number of tourists, although there has been an increase in visits from the Region of Murcia.

Jesús Verdú has also presented the program of guided tours planned for 2020. It will begin on Saturday, February 1 with 'A walk through the old town of Yecla next to the San Blas festival' and will continue on February 16 with 'A walk through the Yecla 'shields;

both have open the registration period.

During the next months it will include hiking and visits to the cave paintings of Mount Arabí, others related to wine tourism and oleotourism, night walks and theatrical activities in the old town, tastings in wineries, routes in English or specific visits during festivities such as Holy Week, San Isidro or the Feasts of the Virgin.

To these visits are added the so-called 'Story Walkers', adapted to perform with family or children.

Most of the guided tours are free and registrations can be done in person at the Tourist Office (Plaza Mayor, s / n, Los Arcos building), by calling 968 75 41 04 or telematically on the Tourism website.

"In 2020 we will have a guided tour every 15 days, approximately," Verdú said before ensuring that "almost all visits fill the available places; we are in great demand."

Finally, the mayor recalled that Yecla presented his Holy Week at the International Tourism Fair (FITUR) in Madrid last week, with good impact on regional and regional media.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Yecla

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