Holy Week attracts 6 million tourists from overseas, which is comparable to pre-pandemic numbers

According to all data, Spain's economic recovery will be based on tourism.

Holy Week attracts 6 million tourists from overseas, which is comparable to pre-pandemic numbers

According to all data, Spain's economic recovery will be based on tourism. According to data published Wednesday, April, which is the month of Holy Week, Spain received 6.1 million tourists from abroad. This figure was more than nine times that of the same month last years, when only 629,999 people visited. by the INE.

The total amount of tourists who spent 6,900 million euros in April was 932% higher than last year, and almost the same as the figures from three years ago when the pandemic hadn't yet begun. The Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism explains that the cost is close to the pre-Covid level, "even ignoring the inflation effects".

Minister Reyes Maroto gave a positive assessment of these numbers and noted that Easter has "consolidated the rapid and intensive reactivation sector, exceeding our expectations." She also pointed out that Spain is seeing more tourists who spend longer in Spain, and as a result, are spending more money on their trip. This indicates that the country is moving towards a more profitable and high-quality tourism model.

Despite all the uncertainty surrounding the war and its effects, Spain remains a popular international destination for travel. Maroto's summer season forecasts "indicate that the country will recover to pre-pandemic levels."

According to data from INE, the average tourist's expenditure increased 6.5% in April to 1,131 euros. The average daily expenditure grew 18.3% to 155 euros.

With 1.2 million tourists visiting the United Kingdom in April, it was the largest issuing country. This represents an increase of 5,122.8% over April 2021. France and Germany were next in line for the highest number of tourists to Spain. In particular, Germany had 989,807 tourists in April 2021, which is six times more than the number of visitors who visited Spain in April 2021. France, however, had 826,193 visitors in April 2021. This was seven times more.

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