Total tourism expenditure in Spain reached €87,061 million in 2022

 Monday, February 6, 2023 



A total of 71.6 million international tourists visited Spain last year which is 86 per cent of the tourists that visited in 2019, as per the data provided by the National Institute of Statistics (INE).

The main countries of origin for tourists are United Kingdom with 15.1 million tourists followed by France with 10.1 million tourists, Germany, with 9.8 million tourists, Italy with 4 million tourists and Netherlands with 3.9 million.

The total tourism expenditure reached €87,061 million last year, which is of 95 per cent of the expenditure figures marked in 2019. At the same time, the average expenditure per traveller was €1,217 in 2022, which is €116 more than the expenditure recorded in 2019.

The average expenses that international tourists made in Spain last year exceeded the figures for 2019 by 10.5 per cent.

The Netherlands spending stood at €4,904 million which is an increase of 18.5 per cent compared to pre-pandemic levels. In addition, a high increase in spending was also noted by French travellers by 7.3 per cent to reach €8,149 million.

Meanwhile, as far as the total expenses are concerned, the United Kingdom leads with €17,145 million, followed by Germany with €11,513 million, France with €8,149 million and the Nordic countries such as Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland with €5,959 million. The United States with €5.267 million, the Netherlands with €4.904 million and Italy with €3.533 million.

The data also shows that in 2022 the average stay of these travellers was 7.5 days compared to 7.1 days spent in 2019.

“The data that we know today confirms the intense recovery of the tourism sector in 2022. The expectations we had of recovering the majority of international tourists from the pre-pandemic have been met, but the most important thing is that spending is growing more and also the average stay and this means an improvement in the quality and profitability of our sector,” the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto said.

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