Confirmed, tourism has recovered from the pandemicOh, this is confirmed by data released this Thursday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE). 4 million foreign tourists who visited Spain in March 2022, 720.5% more than in the same month 2021 (when only 491,000 arrived) and guarantees that average spending of foreign visitorswho reached €5,069 million(832% more than the same period in 2021) exceeded pre-pandemic levels.
With thisand a new rise in Marchboth the arrival of foreign tourists and expenditures accumulate a total of ten consecutive months from year to year increases. United Kingdom It was the main issuing country with 826,399 tourists, up 4,084.7% from March 2021; Germany and France were the following countries with the most tourists visiting Spain. Germany contributes 608,803 (up 482.2% year on year) and France 456,592 (up 332.0%).
“Month after month, the tourism recovery continues to strengthen. Spain is closing its first quarter of 2022 with good data on international tourist arrivals and tourism spending, and we hope this trend will pick up over the summer. Minister of Industry, Trade and TourismReyes Maroto.
In time first three months of the year entered Spain 9.67 million touristscompared to 1.2 million a year earlier and 14.2 million in the first quarter of 2019. expenses amounted to 11,853 million euros, almost 10 times more than in January-March 2021. already more than 15,000 in those months of 2019. average spending per tourist stood in March 1257 euros, en 13.6% more that a year ago and for above 1068 euros 2019 while average daily spending increased by 20.4%until 157 euro per person.
the most prosperous autonomous communities for this recovery were Canary Islandswhere did they arrive 27.9% of the total (1.1 million, 11 times more than a year earlier), followed by Catalonia (17.5% of the total and more than 700,000 people) and Andalusia (15.1% and 610,000 tourists). A statement from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism notes that international tourism figures March already presents 71% pre-pandemic levels and spending, 84%.
Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism Reyes Maroto, trust, According to the statement, which recovery trend intensifies in summer as shown by capacity data programmed by airlines for the period from April to June and social security membership data for April in the hospitality industry. “extraordinary” Easter.
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