A TOTAL of 21.4 million holidaymakers visited Spain during the first four months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 4.4 per cent according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE).
INE figures showed the year-on-year increase for March and April was 5.3 per cent. Spending from tourists grew by 6.4 per cent during those two months compared to the same time in 2018, according to the INE.
Data showed the average tourist spent €990 throughout their trip, 1.3 per cent more than in January to April 2018. The year-on-year average of daily spending increased by 6.3 per cent to €153.
British holidaymakers were the single largest group of foreign tourists during the first four months of this year at around 4.3 million. They spent a total of around €4 million during that time, 3.5 per cent more than during the same four months in 2018.
Cataluña was the most popular destination for holidaymakers during April with more than 1.6 million visitors. Andalucia came second with more than 1.13 million followed by the Canary Islands with 1.1 million.