In the first six months of the year, Spain received 30.2 million international tourists who spent 35,769 million euros, 89% of pre-pandemic levels.
In June, 7.5 million international tourists arrived the country, with a total expenditure of 8,993 million euros (93% over June 2019). In addition, the average expenditure and stay per traveler exceed the levels reached in the same pre-pandemic month, standing at 1,205 euros, 10% more than in 2019, and at 6.9 days (6.7 in 2019), according to the data from the Frontur and Egatur surveys released today by the National Institute of Statistics (INE).
“The data shows that, despite the context of international uncertainty, Spain maintains its competitiveness and a good rate of recovery and continues to be the preferred destination of millions of tourists. In addition, we maintain the commitment that we are making from the Government to attract a visitor of higher quality, that you find in your visit many more reasons and experiences to increase spending and stay in our country”, said the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto.
Arrivals in June
In June, of the 7.5 million international visits, practically one in four visitors arrived (24.2% of the total) came from the United Kingdom, which has been the main source market with almost 1.8 million tourists visiting. They directed fundamentally to the Canary Islands, Andalusia and C. Valenciana.
Germany and France are the following countries with the most tourists visiting Spain. Germany contributes 1.1 million tourists who went mainly to the Balearic Islands and France 865,973 to Catalonia.
The Balearic Islands was the main destination for tourists, with a share of 26.3% of the total, followed by Catalonia (21.6%) and Andalusia (13.5%). In addition, they coincide with those with the greatest weight of tourist spending with 24.2% of the total; 26.6% and 13.1% respectively.
In the first six months of the year, the popular places for international tourist arrivals were occupied by Catalonia with 6 million, the Canary Islands (5.7 million) and the Balearic Islands with almost 5.2 million.
Regarding the total accumulated expenditure for the first six months, the Canary Islands represent 22.6% of the total, followed by Catalonia (17.4%) and the Balearic Islands (16.3%).