A total of 10.01 million visitors arrived in Spain in July, according to data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INE).
This represents an 11.4% rise over July last year, the INE added, whilst compared to 2019, July’s growth rate stands at 2.6%.
In regard to tourism spending, the figure for July reached €13,853 million, a 16.4% rise compared to July 2022 and a 16% rise over 2019, Schengen Visa Info reports.
Between January and July, Spain registered 47.6 million arrivals, according to INE data, an increase of 20.9% over last year. In addition, total visitor spending was up 25.3% compared to the same time in 2022, at €59,864 million, and a 14.7% rise over 2019.
“For the first time, we exceeded 10 million travellers in July, accompanied by extraordinary levels of tourist spending, which show the potential of Spain as a quality destination, attractive and sustainable for the world,” said Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Héctor Gómez.
Moreover, additional INE data shows the average expenditure per tourist in Spain was €1,367 in July, a considerable annual rise of 4.4%.
For the month, the majority of visitors to Spain arrived from the UK, reaching 2 million, making up 20% of total arrivals and a 7% rise over July 2022.
France was next, with 1.6 million visitors to Spain, a yearly rise of 11%, followed by Germany, with more than 1 million visitors, a 4.8% increase.
The INE data also showed that for the first seven months of the year, the region that attracted the most tourists was Catalonia, with close to 10.2 million visitors and a rise of 27% compared to last year.
The Balearic Islands were next with 8.1 million visitors, a 9% increase, whilst the Canary Islands hosted 7.9 million, a 16.3% rise.
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