The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain rose 5.7 percent year-on-year to 7.170 million in April of 2019, following a 4.7 percent gain in the previous month. Visitors came mostly from the UK (up 3.5 percent to 1,472 thousand); Germany (up 17.9 percent to 1,082 thousand); the US (up 10.6 percent to 256 thousand); Italy (up 10.5 percent to (383 thousand) and Portugal (up 16.2 percent to 234 thousand). Cataluña was the main destination (23.4 percent of total arrivals); followed by Andalucía (15.9 percent) and Canarias (15.4 percent). Tourist Arrivals in Spain averaged 4635.29 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.