After the Costa del Sol, the conventional mass traveler destination in Southern Spain started to become saturated lots of travellers started to try to find alternative locations. This modification in tourism behaviour was not just motivated by the saturation, but also the increasing deterioration of their natural setting of the Mediterranean shoreline.
Quickly the rural inland locations of traditional locations like Malaga or Almeria began to observe a boost in the variety of queries for places to remain. The city government of Andalucía saw in rural tourism a chance to reactivate the economy of little inland villages and hamlets which had been suffering from a decreasing population due to the absence of chances for the young individuals. Typically the backwoods of Andalucía solely depended on the comprehensive agriculture which generates extremely couple of man-hours of work throughout the year.
With the aid of Spanish and EU moneying numerous villagers began to restore deserted homes and transformed them into country homes, modern-day cottages with ancient style or conventional fincas and haciendas. Like in lots of inland areas the rural population of Andalucía is fairly skilled fitters and the majority of the homes have been transformed into nation homes and vacation houses of high standards and quality.
The amazing growth of the demand for rural tourism in the late ’90 has actually currently been caught up by an ever more magnificent increase in the deal. If it was easy to have an occupation of 50 – 60% % in the early days, today numerous owners of rural nation houses and inland holiday homes in Andalucía have great difficulties to even get close to these numbers.
The mayor factor for this is the lack of professionalism and experience in marketing the holiday houses. Most owners of country homes in Andalucía have no particular research studies in the submitted of rural tourist and do not speak any other languages apart from Spanish, which makes it tough to interact with foreign customers in the pre-reservation stage. It also makes it really hard to get in touch with trip operators abroad who specialise in rural tourist in Andalucía.
The mayor part of the nation homes in the provinces of Granada, Malaga or Jaen is empty almost all year around, other than for the Spanish school vacations. Foreign tourists, who take a trip outside the traditional Spanish holidays, can discover exceptional great offers for stunning nation homes of high quality, much of them in great natural settings, like the Alpujarras, the Ronda Mountains or the Axarquia in Malaga.
We have seen cases of astute owners with understanding of foreign languages who have to deal with an overbooking circumstance throughout many weeks of the year and others, less fortunate but with country houses of remarkable quality and high requirements, who have jobs for these very same weeks. These cases can typically be found in the more remote towns of Granada, Malaga, Jaen or Almeria where there is a larger lack of professional marketers.
Some of the most lovely natural areas in Spain, like the Alpujarras, the Valle del Lecrín or the Axarequia still use holiday deals in choose country homes and fincas, even throughout the durations thought about high season.