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Puglia Is No. 1 Domestic Summer Tourism Destination

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Puglia is the leading enjoying summer tourism destination among Italians from other regions in 2010, according to the preliminary statistics from the hospitality trade group Federalberghi (http://www.federalberghi.it/). Among Italian summer vacationers who were surveyed, 10.6% are visiting Puglia, compared to 10% a year ago. Following Puglia are Sardinia at 9.7%, up from 9.6% last year, and Sicily at 8.8% versus 8.5% in 2009.
That Puglia is so attractive to domestic tourists is good news for the region’s economy, but officials and the tourism industry must be careful to maintain the cleanliness of visitor destinations and not allow them to be polluted or littered and thus threaten the future of these beautiful areas. Puglia has much to offer visitors, even beyond its beaches, but the environment is fragile and must be protected.