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The Region of Murcia promotes sports tourism and advances as a destination for European teams' concentrations. The goal for 2017 is that sports tourism attracts more than 170,000 visitors and generates revenues of 275 million, which would mean gr (09/08/2017)

The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment works to promote sports tourism in the Region of Murcia with the aim of making the Community an elite destination for European teams' concentrations through the start-up and expansion of new Infrastructures.

The counselor Javier Celdrán visited today in San Pedro del Pinatar the Pinatar Arena complex, accompanied by the mayor of the municipality, Visitación Martínez and Mariano Sánchez, manager of the sports complex, the facilities that currently has six grass football fields Natural and last year welcomed a total of 167 national and international teams.

The Pinatarense infrastructure continues to grow and plans to finish the year managing a total of 20 fields.

During the visit, Celdrán congratulated companies such as Pinatar Arena and La Manga Club, among others, "who are getting investment partners for the development of new sports and tourism infrastructures in the Region of Murcia aimed at generating greater demand."

The general objective of the Ministry and the regional government, "is that sports tourism, thanks to the stays, competitions and other events, this year attracts more than 170,500 athletes to the Region, which will generate more than two million overnight stays And total revenues of 275.6 million, 7.2 percent more than in 2016. "

Quality offer

The quality tourism offer offered by the Region, according to the holder of Tourism, "has been attracting in the last year professional teams and amateurs of soccer of all Europe, athletes and sportsmen who have in the Region a destination with good weather during All year long, with 315 sunny days a year, something very appreciated especially in northern Europe, where winter makes it impossible to practice many sports.

Therefore, he added, "this is a product with a great potential to reduce seasonality," as the teams usually move in coincidence with the months of lesser hotel occupancy of these establishments, and noted that "this influx Of sportsmen have to add the trips and overnight stays of the fans who come to witness the training, matches and competitions that, more and more frequently, are organized in our region.

The counselor Javier Celdrán also stressed that "the stays of football teams are one of three products, together with the celebration of events and golf, which make up the strategy of boosting sports tourism in the Region of Murcia; Major axis that is driving the Ministry to seasonalise the destination, boost the economic and create more stable employment.

Source: Ayuntamiento de San Pedro del Pinatar

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