Total expenditure made by international tourists visiting Spain in February reached 322 million euros, representing a decrease of 93.3% as compared to the same month of 2020. Spain received 284,311 international tourists in February, 93.6% less than in the same month of 2020.
Spain received in February the visit of 284,311 international tourists, 93.6% less than in the same month of 2020. France was the main country of residence, with 74,797 tourists, accounting for 26.3% of the total and a decrease of 87.4% as compared to February last year, reads the recent data of the National Statistics Institute of Spain.
Germany and Portugal were the following countries with the most tourists visiting Spain. From Germany we received 36,856 tourists (93.1% less in the annual rate) and from Portugal 19,880 tourists (89.1% less in the annual rate).
The average expenditure per tourist stood at 1,133 euros, with an annual increase of 4.7%. On the other hand, the average daily expenditure decreased by 22.0%, up to 118 euros.
The average stay by international tourists was 9.6 days, indicating an increase of 2.5 days compared to the average February 2020.
During the first two months of 2021, the total expenditure by international tourists decreased by 91.9%, as compared with the same period of the previous year, reaching 774 million euros.
The main sending countries, in terms of level of expenditure in February were France (accounting for 16.0% of the total), Germany (14.4%) and Nordic Countries –Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden– (5.7%).
Expenditure by tourists from France decreased by 85.9% in the annual rate, by those from Germany by 92.0% and by those from Nordic Countries by 96.3%.
During the first two months of 2021, France was the country with the largest cumulative expenditure (15.3% of the total). It was followed by Germany (13.5%) and Nordic Countries (6.1%).
The main destination Autonomous Communities with the greatest weight in total tourist expenditure in February were Canarias (with 32.7% of the total), Cataluna (16.9%) and Comunidad de Madrid (13.0%).
The tourist expenditure decreased by 92.6% in Canarias, by 94.5% in Cataluña and by 93.6% in Comunidad de Madrid.
The remaining main destination Autonomous Communities of tourists showed negative annual rate variations.
During the first two months of 2021, the main destination Autonomous Communities with more cumulative expenditure were Canarias (with 30.7% of the total), Cataluña (17.0%) and Comunidad de Madrid (13.0%).
65.7% of total tourist expenditure in February was made by tourists staying at hotels, with an annual decrease of 93.0%. On the other hand, expenditure in non-rented accommodation decreased by 91.8%.
Expenditure by tourists not travelling with a tourist package (which represented 85.9% of the total) decreased by 92.0% in the annual rate. For those who contract a tourist package, it decreased by 96.6%.
In terms of the reasons for travel, tourists visiting Spain for leisure generated 61.0% of the total expenditure (spending 95.0% less than in February 2020).