The Province of Alicante already has more than 10,000 beds from hotels and regulated tourist accommodation to respond to the more than 850,000 visitors that the Hermitage Museum would bring in its first year, according to data from the Association of Hotels and Accommodation of the Province of Alicante.
These beds belong to the establishments that are part of the Association of Hotels and Accommodation of the Province of Alicante. To all of them, we must add those that Hosbec has throughout the entire Valencian Community, an association that groups together hotels from all over the Valencian Community, and that would be part of a great offer spread throughout the entire Valencian territory to accommodate the more than 850,000 visitors that could arrive in the first year alone.
In addition, the hotel sector accounts for a cultural tourism offer that goes beyond the four main legs on which the future offer would be based: Marq, Adda, Palacio de Congresos and Hermitage. To understand the sector, there are other infrastructures such as the Castle of Santa Bárbara, in Alicante, the Alicante Water Museum and some more that should be taken into account when working on the basis of this cultural tourism.
Currently, official figures place the region’s hotel GDP at around 15%. However, the sector goes further. And he speaks of a transversal GDP that would exceed 30% and understands that it could grow even more if the arrival of the new cultural infrastructure of world importance were to materialize.
The city of Alicante currently has the Marq, listed in 2004 as the best European museum of the 21st century. However, according to the experts, the arrival of the Hermitage would mark a new milestone in the cultural sphere, even greater than the impact of the current archaeological museum.