Foreign tourists bring €579m September boost


INTERNATIONAL tourist spending increased by 9.4 per cent in September in the Valencian Community to reach €579 million.
According to the Egatur tourist expenditure survey conducted by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, in the first nine months of the year spending reached €47 billion in the country, an increase of 7.3 per cent over the same period in 2012.
Average daily spending through September went up by 2.2 per cent to €108, with British tourists spending the most; 20.7 per cent of the total, followed by German tourists, up 4 per cent compared to the same period last year. Spending across the border in Murcia also rose with foreign visitors handing over €506 million so far this year; an increase of 1.2 per cent over the same period last year.
Visitors to the region spent an average €74.10 per person per day, below the national average, but the lower spend was made up for by tourists staying longer; an average of 13.1 days.


  1. Lets hope the Spanish AT Last start to realise the economical help us foreigners give to the Spanish economy.
    Lets have no more “one law for them and One law for us “attitude .


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