Marbella town hall is aiming their marketing activities as destination at the Russian market more and more. The town hall has stated that one of their objectives for 2012 is to attract more tourists and investers from Russia. Mayoress Angeles Muñoz has planned a trip to several Russian cities like she has done last year to cities in the Persian Gulf.
The city of Marbella has received 1,5 million tourists in 2011, 5 % more than in 2010 (Instituto Nacional de Estadistica). Most tourist come from the United Kingdom, followed by Germany, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmar, France, Italy and the Netherlands.
The Russian and Arab nationalities are not a mayor group in numbers but they spent much more than any other nationality. If a British golfer in Marbella can spend up to 1200 euros a day, in the same conditions a Russian tourist would spend double.
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