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Tourism sprints in January: arrivals increase by 66% and spending by 72%

Date: April 12, 2024 Time: 17:22:43

Tourism starts the year at full capacity. The arrival of foreign visitors shot up in January by 65.8% compared to the same month a year ago to 4.1 million internationals. Those who visited us also spent a total of 5,218 million, 71.7% more than a year before. Average daily spending increased by 19.3% to 148 euros. Low inflation and the weather have become two strong allies for the sector at the start of the year.

17.9% of the total and an increase of 103.6% compared to January 2022. France and Germany are the next countries with the most tourists visiting Spain. France contributed 485,116 (39.6% more in annual rate) and Germany 478,258 (69.6% more). Of the rest of the countries of residence, it is worth noting the annual growth of tourists from the United States (102.8%), Italy (78.6%) and the Irish (66.1%).

In the first month of the year, the Canary Islands became the main destination for tourists, with 29% of all arrivals, followed by Catalonia (19.2%) and Andalusia (13.8%). More than 1.2 million visitors arrived on the islands, 58.5% more than in January 2022. They came mainly from the United Kingdom (with 33.2% of the total) and Germany (18.0%). Meanwhile, the number of tourists who visited Catalonia increased by 71.6% to 798,331, 18.1% coming from France and 10.6% from Italy.

The third main destination community was Andalucía, with 571,873 arrivals and an annual increase of 76.8%. The United Kingdom was once again the main country of origin (with 16.3% of all travelers), followed by the Nordic countries (11.3%). In the rest of the autonomous communities, tourists increased by 113.1% in the Community of Madrid, 71.0% in the Valencian Community and 54.5% in the Balearic Islands.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.

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