Crowded streets, full hotels, crowded restaurants. It’s a record weekend, the second of October. Tourism resumes, confirms the favorable trend since last August and, thanks to the good weather, the level of 2019 is reached, when tourism in Naples was at the top. Yesterday, 18,000 metro passages (given at 5pm yesterday), crowds in Piazza Garibaldi. Over 400 people on the two lines running around on the Citysightseeing buses (70 percent Italians, the others French, English and German), 5 times more than in the same period last year. The ferment is there and it shows.
“An unexpected result – the hoteliers comment with satisfaction – the real test will be the weekend of All Saints”. Federalberghi Naples reports the data of 70% of room occupancy, high numbers for the autumn period. “The positive trend that has been accompanying us since August has fortunately been continuing – he comments Antonio Izzo, president of Federalberghi Naples – thanks to a September with a favorable climate. A lot of work has been done on the last minute, day after day, with little planning. However, we fear the second half of autumn which, unfortunately, will not be able to count on conferences, which are almost completely absent. The goal is to get closer, in these last months of the year, to the results of 2019 which were excellent, confirming them in the Christmas period. We work on respecting health regulations and we hope for a promotional activity in the territory of the institutions. “In via Toledo yesterday a river in flood between citizens walking and shopping in good weather and Italian and foreign tourists.
“We are working well, it holds up to the August trend – he explains Massimo Di Porzio president Fipe-Confcommercio – we hope that these signs are a good omen for Christmas. The longest summer season certainly affected, until last weekend it is said at sea but the high rate of vaccinated in our region also contributed. This makes tourists feel safer, it pushes them to plan. We already have the first requests for the Christmas and New Year’s Eve dinner. After so many restrictions, the rebound effect is normal. We hope it will last as long as possible “. Even the traders rejoice, behind their backs the lean times, now we think about the future.” Yesterday we saw so many people – comments Rosario Ferrara, president of the Toledo-Spaccanapoli shopping center – the weather was lenient for this weekend “.