By Euro Weekly News Media • 26 June 2015 • 8:52
TOURISTS from abroad have spent €21.8 billion in Spain over the first five months of this year, 8.4 per cent more than at the start of 2014.The average daily spending rose by 4.4 per cent and the average overall spending per tourist by 3.1 per cent, reaching €968, according to the latest Egatur tourist spending survey carried out by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism.In May alone, international visitors spent €5.89 billion, the survey revealed.The tourists that spent the most in Spain between January and May came from the UK, with €4.2 billion making up 19.3 per cent of the total.Second came those from Germany, who spent a total of €3.4 billion while here on holiday, followed by France and Scandinavia (both €2.2 billion).The most notable increase in spending was by visitors from the US, who spent 25.7 per cent more than last year registering a total of nearly €1.1 billion.The areas of Spain where most tourists spent their hard-earned cash were the Canary Islands (€5.4 billion), Cataluña (€4.8 billion) and Andalucia (€3.4 billion).
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