The Expoplaya fair was deemed a major success and an increase in tourists visitors to Spain’s beach bars is forecast for 2023
Expoplaya, the 46th edition of the fair that brings together beach bar owners and businesses in Spain’s coastal areas, attracted over 2,000 businessmen from the tourism sector at the Palacio de Congresos de Torremolinos.
The sector announced optimistic forecasts of record billing and an increase in visitor numbers. National spokespersons for this union in Italy and Portugal were also in attendance, along with mayors and councillors from other Andalucian provinces, such as Juan José Ruiz, the mayor of Almuñécar.
Representatives from several municipalities, including Almeria term of Vera, Rincon de la Victoria, and Torremolinos, were also present. Arturo Bernal, the Minister of Tourism, who has been responsible for this portfolio in the Malaga Provincial Council in previous legislatures, was also in attendance.
With decades of experience working at the institutional level in the province, Bernal appealed for a competitive offer on the coast throughout the year, emphasizing the need for foreign promotion and diversification of the offer in beach bars and beach clubs.
As Minister of Tourism and in previous legislatures responsible for this portfolio in the Malaga Provincial Council, Arturo Bernal met again at the Palacio de Congresos Torremolinos with many of the main operators in the beach sector in a province that he knows well and for which he adds “decades of work” at the institutional level.
The hotel industry in Malaga already employs more than 120,000 people, and beach entrepreneurs occupy a prominent position of this total. It was certified Friday, February 24, by a meeting that was in the opinion of Bernal himself, “as one of the most important fairs in a key and transcendental sector for the Andalucian tourism industry.”
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