Spanish tourism shows positive results, foreigners spend more

Published on : Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Spanish tourism shows positiveForeign tourists spent a total of 5.647 billion euros ($6.437 billion) in Spain during the month of April, which meant a 4.3 per cent increase on a year-on-year basis, Spain’s Statistical Office (INE) announced on Monday.

On the other hand, the INE said that the average spending per tourist and visit stood at 927 euros, which meant a 6.2 per cent fall year-on-year, while the average daily spending stood at 129 euros, 1.7 per cent more than in April 2015.

The INE also said that in the first four months of the year foreign tourists spent 17.9 billion euros, which meant a 6.4 per cent increase when compared with the corresponding period last year.

In April, tourists arriving from Britain spent 1.134 billion euros, marking a 14 percent increase on a year-on-year basis. They were followed by German tourists, who spent 823 million euros, while French tourists spent 604 million euros, meaning a 3 per cent and a 5.1 per cent rise respectively when compared with the same month of a year earlier.

The northeastern region of Catalonia received the largest amount of spending, 1.230 million euros, which accounted for 21.8 per cent of the total. It was followed by the archipelago of the Canary Islands and southern region of Andalusia that received 1.128 million euros and 1.024 million euros respectively, accounting for 20 per cent and 18.1 per cent of the total.


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