Spain received the visit of more than 9.8 million international tourists in the first seven months of the year, which represents 25.8% less than in the same period of 2020, due to the situation of crisis caused by the pandemic, According to published data on Wednesday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE).
Specifically, the main issuing countries in the first seven months of this year were: France, with about 2.1 million tourists and an increase of 1.8% compared to the same period of 2020, Germany, with almost 1.9 Millions and an increase of 6.4% and rest of Europe, with more than 1.1 million tourists, 0.3% more.
The expenditure made by foreign tourists who visited Spain in the first seven months decreased by 23.2% compared to the same period of 2020, reaching 10,996 million euros.
However, only in the month of July visited by 4.4 million international tourists, 78.3% more than in the same month of 2020, according to Europe Press.
France was the main country, with 874,189 tourists, representing 19.9% of the total and an increase of 46.6% compared to July 2020. Germany and the United Kingdom are followed. Specifically, Germany provides 707,331 visitors, 64.5% more at annual rate, and United Kingdom 555,183, 46.5% more.
The total expenditure made by international tourists who visited Spain in July reached 5,231 million euros, which represents an increase of 112.8% with respect to the same month of 2020.
Average spending per tourist stood at 1,190 euros, with an annual increase of 19.3%. For its part, average daily spending grew by 16%, up to 144 euros.
The average duration of travel from international tourists was 8.3 days, which represents an increase of 0.3 days compared to the average July 2020.
Balearic Islands was the first main destination of tourists in July, with 30.0% of the total. Catalonia (18.5%) and Comunitat Valencian (13.8%) followed.
In the accumulated of the first seven months of 2021 the communities that most tourists received are Balearic (with almost 2.6 million and an increase of 152% compared to the same period of 2020), Catalonia (with almost 1.8 million and a drop of 34.9%) and Andalusia (with more than 1.2 million, 35.4% less).
In addition, the autonomous communities of main destination with greater weight in the spending of tourists in July were Balearic (with 31.2% of the total), Catalonia (16.7%) and Valencian Community (13.8%).
The expenditure of tourists increased 15.6% in Balearices with respect to July 2020, 104.4% in Catalonia and 89.9% in Comunitat Valenciana.
The rest of the main destination communities of tourists also presented positive annual rates.
In the first seven months of 2021, the autonomous communities of main destination with the highest cumulative expenditure were Balearic (with 27.1% of the total), Catalonia (16.0%) and the Canary Islands (15.1%).
60% of the total spending in July performed tourists who overnight in hotel accommodations, with an increase of 162% over the same month of 2020. For its part, spending on non-market housing increased by 60.3%.
The expenditure of tourists who do not travel with a tour package (representing 80.7% of the total) grew 111.2%. Those who hire tour package, 11.7%.
Expenditure in accommodation (not included in the tour package) was the main heading in July, with 20.8% of the total expenditure and an increase of 127.6% with respect to the same month of 2020. The following items were spending In activities (sports, cultural) and spending on maintenance, with 19.3% and 17.5% of the total, respectively. The first increased 112.4% at an annual rate and second 104.1%.
For its part, the total number of overnight stays by international tourists in all kinds of accommodations (hotels, apartments, their own housing, family homes or friends, rented house) exceeded 36.3 million, with an increase of 83.5 %.
Baleares was the community with more overnight stays (with more than 9.0 million, 103.4% more than in July 2020). He is followed by Comunitat Valenciana (with about 7.4 million and an increase of 82.8%) and Andalusia (with more than 5.7 million, 79.2% more).Updated Date: 03 September 2021, 13:29