Tourism rises 66.3% and leaves an income of 9,243 million euros


Last September they entered Spain 7.8 million international tourists, 66.3% more than a year earlier, but still one million below the figures for that month of 2019, before the covid pandemic. Most travelers did airplane, with 6.5 million, which represents an annual increase of 70.5%. 26.3% more arrived by road, 138.6% more by rail or train, and up to 399.0% more by boat.

According to the figures for international tourist arrivals (Frontur) and associated spending (Egatur) from the National Institute of Statistics (INE), last September the tourists who entered Spain left 9,243 million eurosan 83% increase over 2021 and, in this case, closer to the 9.7 billion in September 2019.

The average daily expenditure increases by 22.4% and stands at 169 euros

The greater dynamism in income is explained by the increase in average spending per tourista (1,182 million now and 1,089 three years ago) and the average daily expenditure, which rose from 151 euros to 169 euros. The average duration of trips made by visitors is 7 days, which is 0.8 days less than in September 2021.

In this sense, the main issuing countries Regarding the level of spending in September, they are the United Kingdom (with 21.2% of the total), Germany (14.0%) and France (8.4%). Spending by tourists residing in the United Kingdom increased by 136.5% in the annual rate, that of those from Germany by 34.7%, and that of those from France by 48.3%.

The autonomous communities of main destination with the greatest weight in tourist spending in September are Balearic Islands (with 22.8% of the total), Catalonia (20.2%) and Canary Islands (13.9%), with an increase in spending of 61.3%, 135.0% and 52.8%, respectively.

Type of main accommodation and reason for travel

The 70.3% of the total expenditure in September is made by tourists who spend the night in hotel accommodation, with an annual increase of 93.0%. For its part, spending on non-market accommodation grew by 55.1%. Regarding the expenditure of tourists who do not travel with a tourist package (which represents 71.3% of the total) it increased by 70.2% in the annual rate. And that of those who hire a tourist package increases by 124.8%.

As for the reason for the trip, tourists who visit Spain for leisure generate 87.4% of total spending (with a disbursement 80.5% higher than in September 2021).


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