Evolution of the offer of the tourism sector
In order to analyze the evolution of the tourism sector, we will use two indicators: one related to the territory, which indicates the access capacity of tourists, and another linked to the supply of tourist resources.
The first establishes the relationship between the number of tourist establishments per 1000 inhabitants. In this way, it is a matter of measuring two complementary aspects. First, whether the endowments of establishments are sufficient given the number of population, since it is assumed that the attractiveness of a territory is, in part, proportional to its population, since this generates relationships. Second, if the number of tourist establishments is sufficient to absorb the possible demand for workers that may exist in this sector in the territory.
ILLUSTRATION 1: TOURIST ESTABLISHMENT FEE
The Illustration shows how tourist establishments have evolved in recent years. A clear growth can be observed, going from 0.95 to 1.61, which indicates an improvement in the tourist offer and in the demand for jobs in this activity, which has repercussions on the territory's ability to attract.
The second indicator, which we will call tourist density, records the number of beds in tourist establishments per km2. This indicator shows the ease of access to establishments as a whole for a tourist who arrives in the territory, and allows correcting the effect of differences in size between the tourist establishments in the first indicator.
Illustration 2 reveals how this density evolved in the years 2017 to 2020.
ILLUSTRATION 2: TOURIST DENSITY IN THE EGTC
We can observe that, in general terms, there is a certain increase, although in the last year it has stagnated, possibly due to the effect of COVID-19.
The density is situated at 4 beds per km2, indicating that there is a certain ease of access to the territory as a whole.