Alicante breaks records for cruise ship tourism this week
Our city has had the pleasure of receiving more than 14,000 visitors, and according to studies it is projected to reach 250,000 by December 2023. This week we have had the pleasure of hosting thousands of cruise passengers with the arrival of three large ships, and we have witnessed a historic growth in the tourism and restaurant industry. and we have witnessed historic growth in the tourism and restaurant industry.
The economic impact generated in the last semester is impressive, amounting to 13,271,360 euros thanks to 36 cruise ships and almost 76,000 cruise passengers. Moreover, expectations for the second half of the year are even more encouraging, with the expected arrival of 53 cruise ships and approximately 145,000 tourists, which would represent an additional 26 million euros.
Alicante has proven to be a city prepared to welcome a large number of tourists by doubling its figures compared to the previous year, reaching a total of 120,000 cruise passengers. With a port prepared to receive up to three cruise ships simultaneously, the city still has great potential for growth.
The Castle of Santa Barbara along with the Esplanade promenade and other tourist attractions continue to be key points for cruise passengers, but there is also growing interest in the Central Market.
This success has led to a significant improvement in infrastructure and services to receive tourists, which provides excellent opportunities to invest in this growing city. Alicante presents itself as a city with a promising future, where investing now will result in an excellent opportunity for business and economic growth.