THE number of visitors to the Balearic Islands in January was down nearly 27 per cent on the same month last year and total tourist spending dropped by more than 20 per cent, new figures reveal.
The FRONTUR Frontier Tourist Movement Statistics and the EGATUR Tourist Spending Survey published by the National Institute of Statistics on Monday show 103,902 people visited the islands over the first month of the year. They spent €107 million in all.
Overnight stays in the Balearics in January added up to 833,581.
German tourists represented 52.4 per cent of the total foreign tourists. The second most important nationality in terms of foreign visitor numbers was the British, accounting for 15 per cent.