Spain reported 30.2 million international tourists in the first six months of 2022

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Spain's government revealed that a total of 30,2 million international tourists were registered in the first six months of this year, recovering around 80% of pre-pandemic levels. In a statement issued on August 2, the government also said that the average amount of expenditure per traveler was 1.205 euros and the stay was 6,9 days, 10% more than in the same month from 2019.

According to the government, 7,5 million international tourists were registered in June, spending around €9 billion, which is 93% of the amount spent in the same month of 2019.

Commenting on these data, Minister Moroto also noted that, regardless of the context of international uncertainty, Spain maintains its competitiveness and a good rate of recovery, continuing to be the preferred destination for millions of tourists.

Such data also show that of the 7,5 million international visits recorded in June, virtually one in four visitors, or 24,2% of the total, came from the United Kingdom, which remains the main source market, with almost 1,8 millions of tourists. The main destinations of these tourists were the Canary Islands, Andalusia and the Valencian Community.

In addition, Germany and France are also rated as the countries with the most tourists visiting Spain. Tourists from Germany were about 1,1 million who went mainly to the Balearic Islands, and from France came 865.973 who went to Catalonia.

Furthermore, in the first six months of 2022, the top regions for international tourist arrivals were as follows:

  • Catalonia with 6 million,
  • Canary Islands with 5,7 million
  • The Balearic Islands with 5,2 million
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