Tourism closes one of the best first quarter in its historical past with 16 million arrivals | Economy | EUROtoday

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Tourists in Cala Comte (Ibiza)
Tourists in Cala Comte (Ibiza)Raquel Maria Carbonell Pagola (LightRocket/Getty Images)

Tourism continues to beat maximums with every passing month within the 2024 calendar. If January and February had been the months during which probably the most international vacationers arrived in Spain within the historic sequence measured by the INE, March confirmed that development, with 6.34 million of arrivals, which represented 21.1% extra and a brand new ceiling, far exceeding the 5.6 million of 2019. This statistic, nonetheless, is biased by the truth that Holy Week was celebrated this 12 months in March , whereas in 2019 it fell in April.

Despite this, if the comparability is made taking into consideration the primary quarter, the distinction is clear. Between January and March 2024, 16.1 million vacationers arrived on the foremost vacationer locations in Spain, which was 17.7% greater than in 2022 and 13.3% greater than the 14.2 million in 2019.

The Canary Islands, within the midst of a wave of tourismphobia, obtained 26.4% of international vacationers within the first quarter

By supply markets, the United Kingdom consolidated its management by sending nearly three million vacationers within the first quarter, with an annual development of 15.1% and a market share of 18.4%. Germany snatches second place from France, which it had held for the reason that finish of 2022, with 2.05 million vacationers, 19.5% extra yearly and a weight of 12.7%, adopted by France, with 1.98 million vacationers and 12.2%. All the locations analyzed grew at double-digit charges, besides Portugal, whose entries solely grew by 0.8%.

Spending development of 30%

The Canary Islands, nonetheless in the course of the excessive season, is the autonomous neighborhood that advantages probably the most from Spain's tourism growth, because it consolidates itself as probably the most visited within the first quarter, with 4.27 million vacationers, 26.4% of the entire. This archipelago was the scene the place the primary mass demonstrations towards mass tourism happened two weeks in the past by residents, who requested for the implementation of a vacationer tax and a moratorium on resorts and housing for vacationer use. Catalonia (3.3 million) and Andalusia (2.3 million) are already far behind.

The spending made by these vacationers, which had grown at charges of 25% in January and February, adopted that development and shot up 30% to eight,562 million in March. In the primary quarter gathered, the disbursement made by international vacationers additionally elevated by 28% to 21,948 million euros. If this development development continues within the coming quarters, 2024 may shut with a spending determine near 134,000 million euros, 42,000 million greater than in 2019. The better arrival of vacationers has contributed to reaching this milestone, however above all all inflation and the change in traveler consumption patterns, who now prioritize journey over different bills.

Average spending per vacationer grew by 7.3% yearly to 1,363 euros per keep, whereas common day by day spending rose 5.4% to 180 euros. Another indisputable fact that reinforces the thesis of the emergence of a brand new vacationer profile is the expansion in common stays, which have turn out to be 7.6 days, regardless of the sturdy development in lodge and vacationer housing costs. The common keep in resorts was diminished to 5 days, whereas within the case of vacationer flats, tenting or rural homes it rose to 13 days.

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