Sicily is one of the four islands preferred by the global market stated Regional Tourism Councillor, Dore Misuraca and it is launching its tourism challenge in London. From yachting to international sports events, from the Festival of Taormina to the Giro d’Italia. “The growth of Sicilian tourism also regards accommodation structures and tourism flows,″ stated the Councillor. ″At 4- and 5-star hotels tourism overnights have increased. Between April and September 2007 Sicily had higher occupancy rates . In July and August 2007 it was in second place in Italy and in September it was in first. Twenty five percent of the customers of accommodation structures in Italy come from foreign markets.”