The Canary Islands received almost a million international tourists in September
The Canary Islands received 928,855 international tourists in September, which is 52% more than in the same month of 2021, and means that the number of tourists that have visited the islands in the first nine months of 2022 exceeds 8.7 million, an increase of 272.1% according to data published this morning by the National Institute of Statistics (INE).
These international visitors spent 1.28 billion euros in the Canary Islands, which represents an increase of 52.8% compared to the same month last year, and is an average expenditure of 1,384 euros per tourist, an annual increase of 0.6%, with an average daily expenditure 170 euros (+8.3%), over the average holiday length of 8.3 days.
During the first nine months of 2022, the total expenditure of international tourists in the archipelago increased by 277.3%, compared to the same period of the previous year, reaching 12.5 billion euros.
FIGURES IN SPAIN ARE UP ASWELL:
In Spain as a whole, the country received 7.8 million international tourists in September, 66.3% more than in the same month of 2021, and in the first nine months of the year, the number of tourists arrived increased by 183.5%, to 55.9 million.
These tourists spent 9.2 billion euros, which represents an increase of 83% over 2021 when spending stood at 5 billion.
1.8 MILLION BRITISH TOURISTS:
In September, the UK was the primary source market for visitors to Spain, with 1.8 million tourists, representing 23% of the total and an increase of 128.4% compared to September 2021.
Germany contributed 1.1 million (+37.7%) and France another 932,255 (+35.3%). Among the rest of the countries, the annual growth of tourists from the United States (140.5%), Ireland (80%), and Italy (70.4%) stands out.
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