Spain welcomed 8.8 million tourists in August and adds 15 months of increases – LIVE

The number of international tourists visiting Spain in August rose 69.7% year-on-year, to 8.8 million, already 15 straight months on the rise, according to data provided by the National Institute of Statistics (INE) this Tuesday.

However, previous figures for the coronavirus pandemic were not reached, with 10.1 million foreign tourists arriving in Spain in August 2019.

As for spending, it amounted to 11,258 million euros, up 90.6% from the previous year, and 3.8% less than in August 2019, with an average per capita disbursement of 1,276 euros, up 12.3% from the same month in 2021.

When it comes to the countries of origin of international tourists, the UK was the main country of residence, with more than 1.8 million tourists, representing 20.8% of the total, and an increase of 157, 1% compared to August 2021.

It is followed by France with 1.6 million, 27.1% more, and Germany with 1.1 million, 62.8% more.

In its note, the National Institute of Statistics also highlights the increase in tourists from Ireland (106.7%), Italy (106.4%) and the United States (96.8%).

Terry Alexander

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