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Ibiza airport reports visitors up 6.7% from last year

Despite an effort by local officials to reclaim beaches and crackdown on nightlife in the island paradise, Ibiza airport has announced the island’s tourism is at an all-time high.

The number of passengers traveling to the island has jumped from over 5.3 million passengers in January-August of 2016 to over 5.6 million passengers in the same months of this year. Over 300,000 more visitors to the island in the last half year alone have allotted a major 6.7% rise in travel.

In just last August, granted that’s typically the island’s busiest month, the airport saw over 1.4 million passengers on arrival and departure.

The rise of travel arrives in contrast to a plummeting hotel occupancy, likely pointing to alternatives like AirBnB and other rentals behind the decrease.

View the report in full here. 

H/T: DJ Mag

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