- International tourist arrivals in Spain increased by 7.4% in May, coupled with an increase in total spending.
- Non-residents spent 5,095 million euros, 8.9% more than in the same month of 2012.
- The average spending per person increased (1.4%), but the average daily spending experienced a slight decrease (-0.9%).
- The average stay increased by 2.3%.
- The British market was mainly responsible for such a positive outcome, followed by the German market. The remaining principal markets, with he exception of Italy, experienced an increase.
TOTAL SPENDING DURING THE PERIOD JANUARY-MAY 2013
- The total spending by international tourists in the period January-May amounted to 18,433 million euros, a 7.9% increase over the same period in 2012. The average spending per person and per day also evolved in a positive way.
SOURCE MARKETS FOR TOURISTS TRAVELLING TO SPAIN
- The UK spent 1,101 million euros in May and was the market with the highest increase in spending in absolute values.
- The total spending grew in Germany by 11.6% after April’s decrease, which resulted in 840 million more.
- France generated 8.6% of the total spending, experiencing a 14.1% growth in line with the preceding months.
TYPE OF UNIT, ORGANISATION AND REASON OF THE TRIP
- The total spending of tourists staying at hotels grew by 4.5% while that of tourists staying in a different kind of unit went up by 19.6%. Among the latter, the rental of accommodation increased the most.
- Package holiday tourists reduced their total spending by 1.6% and those travelling in a less organised manner increased their spending by 14.7%. In both cases, the average spending per person experienced an increase.
- Tourists travelling to Spain for leisure increased their total spending by 9.2% and those travelling on business did the same by 14.9%.
SOURCE: TOURIST SPENDING SURVEY – EGATUR
INSTITUTO DE ESTUDIO TURÍSTICOS DEL MINISTERIO DE TURISMO
(TOURIST STUDIES INSTITUTE OF THE MINISTRY OF TOURISM)