“Bonjour”, “Guten Morgan” or “Hello” are some of the most commonly heard greeting formulas during the summer in the Ribeira region. July and August have become excellent holiday months and, as a result, various municipalities are filled with tourists from different countries, especially Europeans, who are looking for a place to spend their days and cool off in the face of high temperatures. . ,
In this way, Ribera has become the tourist destination chosen by many French people to enjoy the summer season. This is reflected in an experimental study prepared by the National Institute of Statistics, which intended to show the influx of tourists into each municipality through the signaling of mobile phones captured by various telephone antennas.
In the latest updated data, referring to the month of June this year, the French presence can already be seen in most of the cities in the region. As an example, during that period, the Culera beach welcomed 587 French people, a figure that rises to 4,000 during the main summer months. However, French flow is concentrated not only on the coast, but also in other inland municipalities of the region, such as Algiera or Carcassant, with 446 and 82 tourists from France respectively.
During the month of June, the region also welcomed travelers from other countries such as Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. As a curiosity, 33 tourists from Morocco were in Algemesi for the entire month of June. For its part, the city of Solana also welcomed neighbors from countries such as the United States, the Czech Republic or the Netherlands.
Despite the restrictions marked by the pandemic, the figures were doubled during the months of July and August 2021. The French were the major tourists in the region during these two months, followed by the Germans. In the entire month of August last year, more than 3,700 French people were registered in Culera, followed by 1,776 in Sueca or 687 in Algeria.
The figures decreased during the month of July 2021. The Cullera coast received only 1,671 French, that is, more than half of the month of July, while Sueca had registered 374 French tourists and, for their part, 409 French arrived in Algeria. The first summer month was also a favorite for German, English or Swiss tourists. During this period, according to INE, mobile phone signaling also registered passengers from Belgium or the Netherlands.
The case of the Almussafes: most Romanians and Poles receive as poles of goods
The town of Almussafes (Ribera Baixa) breaks with the general trend of the rest of the region. Thus, during June 2022, according to INE data, people from Romania, Poland, France and the United Kingdom participated. This difference was repeated with the arrival of neighbors from the United States (August) or Italy (July) in the summer months of 2021. The presence of several industrial areas in the city, highlighting the location of the Ford factory, assumes an influx of carriers from other countries, which may influence this disparity in relation to the rest of the city. The differences can be confirmed with respect to the data during the month of May 2022, when residents of countries such as the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, USA, probably came to Sweden for work reasons, Ireland and Portugal. .