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Figures show that the UK is still Spain's main market for foreign tourism

News Date: Thursday, September 08, 2011

There was good news earlier this week of a record spend of more than 29 billion € by tourists who visited Spain over the first seven months of this year, an increase of 8.8% on the same period of 2010. But, while the British were still the main market, spending 5.76 billion between January and July, figures show that each visitor from the UK is spending a little less.

The average spend per person was 6.3% down on 2010, and 7.6% down for the month of July. The average daily outlay by each visitor to Spain from the UK was down 4.5% to an average of 89 € in July, while the average for their holiday stay was 801 €.

The Scandinavians, the Germans and the French are all spending more than they were.

There was a marked increase in the numbers of visitors to Spain from Holland in July. The 25.8% increase in tourist numbers was reflected by their total spend of 403 million €. It’s an increase of 27.2%.