The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain increased 3.8 percent year-on-year to 4.38 million in February 2019, following a 2.2 percent gain in the previous month. Visitors came mostly from the UK (up 2.3 percent year-on-year to 884 thousand), France (up 3.1 percent to 562 thousand), Germany (up 2.4 percent to 549 thousand), Italy (up 12.6 percent to 262 thousand), and the US (21.5 percent to 207 thousand). Canarias was the main destination (26.9 percent of total arrivals), followed by Cataluña (23.5 percent) and Andalucía (14.3 percent). Tourist Arrivals in Spain averaged 4623.07 Thousand from 1995 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 10493.44 Thousand in July of 2017 and a record low of 1397.41 Thousand in January of 1995.
Tourist Arrivals in Spain is expected to be 9150.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Tourist Arrivals in Spain to stand at 5890.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Spain Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 6150.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.