Spain received 10 times more tourists



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

Spain has been hit by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but is showing fantastic signs of recovery this summer. This year in June, Spain received an impressive 2.2 million international tourists, more than 10 times that of the previous year in June. This means that money has entered the country and tourist spending has increased from 133 million to 2,416 million euros.

The figures for June show that Spain is recovering well. Last year, in June, the state of emergency in Spain had just been lifted and most of Spain was still virtually closed.

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

Data compiled by international tourist arrivals (Frontur) and spending (Egatur) and published by the National Statistical Institute (INE) show that so far this year, 5.4 million tourists have traveled to Spain.

The first destination for tourists was the Balearic Islands, which received almost 30% of international visitors. The third main destination when divided by the Spanish Autonomous Community is Andalusia.

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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-language newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Previously, she worked in the NHS for 15 years until moving to Spain in 2018. She enjoys the Spanish way of life, 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 of Almeria, where she enjoys being part of a rural community made up of expatriates and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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