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The Camino de Santiago also reached record numbers with 278,000 pilgrims

Between January and November, Galicia Galicia recorded record levels of tourist demand, with a 7.6% increase in the number of travelers, with a total of 4,734,330 travelers and 9.4% Which refers to overnight stays, with 9,678,861 in this period. The good behavior translated into greater influx of both the national and international tourist market. The first increased by 9.1% in our community nights and 7.5% in the volume of travelers, while international tourism increased by 10.2% in overnight stays and by 7.7% in number Of travelers. These increases put the levels of this market in this year in historical highs of both travelers staying, with more than 1.34 million, and overnight stays, with more than 2.22 million in the community as a whole.

Galicia improved its occupancy figures in all types of accommodation, highlighting the rise of overnight stays in tourist apartments that increased their nights spent in a 31.3, rural tourism establishments and campuses where the growth was 17.1 % And 15.3%, respectively.

Good figures also for the Xacobea Route
The year 2016 was a historic year for the Camino de Santiago, as its Compostela collected a total of 278,041 pilgrims. This means surpassing for the first time the number of Xacobeo 2010 and register an increase of 5.99% with respect to the pilgrims that came to the office of the pilgrim in the year 2015.
Of these, foreign pilgrims accounted for more than 55% of the total, with very diverse origins (146 countries in total) among the most notable among them were Italy, Germany, USA, Portugal, France, Ireland, United Kingdom, Korea, Austrialia And Brazil.
The most demanding route remains the French Way, which chose 63% of the pilgrims who arrived in Compostela. They follow the Portuguese with more than 52 thousand pilgrims, which represents 18.76% of the total. To these two routes follow the North Road that has a weight over the total of 6.23%, the Primitivo with 4.35%, English with 3.49% and the Via de la Plata with a 3, 26%.

Monday January 2nd, 2017

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The Camino de Santiago also reached record numbers with 278,000 pilgrims Between January and November, Galicia Galicia recorded record levels of tourist demand, with a 7.6% […]
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