Spain exceeded 74,7 million tourists international in the first ten months of the year, an 1,1% more than in the same period of 2018, according to the provisional data of the Survey of Tourist Movements in Frontera (Frontur) prepared by the National Statistics Institute (INE).
Until October, the expenditure of international tourists on their trips to Spain reached 82.197 million euros, with an increase of 2,9% over the same period of 2018, according to the Tourist Expenditure Survey (Egatur) also published this Monday by Statistics.
In October, after the crisis of the British tour operator Thomas Cook, visited Spain 7,6 million international tourists, an 0,3% less than in the same month last year, which made an expense of 8.367 million euros, an 2,5% more.
The average expenditure per tourist in the tenth month of the year was 1.097 euros, with an annual rebound of 2,8%, while the average daily expenditure grew by 6,5%, to 161 euros.
From January to October, United Kingdom, with 16,4 million tourists, it remained the first issuing market, with 1,9% less visitors compared to the same period of 2018. It was followed by Germany, with 10,1 millions of tourists and a decrease of 1,9%, and France, with 10 millions of visitors, an 2,3% less.
Catalonia is the primer main destination of foreign tourists arriving in Spain, With 17,3 millions of visitors, an 0,7% more than in the first ten months of 2018. Below are the Balearic Islands, with almost 13,4 million (-0,8%) and Andalusia, with more than 10,9 million tourists (+ 3,6%)