Spain received 10 times more tourists

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Spain received 2.2 million foreign tourists in June, which is 10 times more tourists than Spain received in the same month a year before.

Spain has been hit by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic but it is showing fantastic signs of recovery this summer. This year in June Spain received a staggering 2.2 million international tourists which is over 10 times that seen the year before in June. This meant that money has come into the country and spending from the tourists rose from 133 million to a staggering 2,416 million euros.

The June figures show that Spain is recovering well. Last year in June the state of emergency in Spain had only just been lifted and the majority of Spain was still practically closed.

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As reported Cinco Dias, “If the comparison is made with the same month in 2019, without the pandemic, the number of foreign tourists arriving in Spain last June fell by 6.1 million and spending fell to a quarter of the 9,686 million recorded in that month.”

Data compiled by the international tourist arrivals (Frontur) and spending (Egatur) and published by the National Statistics Institute (INE) shows that so far this year a staggering 5.4 million tourists have headed to Spain.

The first destination for tourists has been the Balearic Islands which have seen nearly 30 per cent of the international visitors. The third main destination when split by Spanish autonomous community is Andalucia.


 


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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