By Deirdre Tynan • 01 September 2021 • 11:37
Some 4.4 million international tourists visited Spain in July.
Spain welcomed 4.4 million international tourists in July, 78.3 per cent more than in the same month of 2020, while spending reached 5,231 million euros, according to the Statistics on Tourist Movements on the Border (Frontur) and the Tourist Expenditure Survey (Egatur) prepared by the National Institute of Statistics (INE).
In July the average expenditure per tourist stood at €1,190 euros, 19.3 per cent more than a year ago and the average duration of a holiday in Spain is 8.3 days
“This data reflect the gradual recovery of international tourism and show that Spain has managed to be perceived as a safe destination by millions of travellers. The confidence of international tourists in our country is due to the effective progress of the vaccination process, which places us at the head of world powers, together with the leadership shown by the Spanish tourism sector in the development and deployment of strict security protocol,” said the Minister for Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto.
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Deirdre Tynan is an award-winning journalist who enjoys bringing the best in news reporting to Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. She has previously worked at The Mirror, Ireland on Sunday and for news agencies, media outlets and international organisations in America, Europe and Asia. A huge fan of British politics and newspapers, Deirdre is equally fascinated by the political scene in Madrid and Sevilla. She moved to Spain in 2018 and is based in Jaen.
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