The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain soared 402.7 percent year-on-year to 5.13 million in October of 2021, amid an ongoing recovery in tourism activities following the easing of COVID-related restrictions globally. By far the largest contribution came from a dramatic recovery in the number of arrivals from the US (1,320.6 percent to 1.44 million), followed by Switzerland (568.7 percent to 1.13 million), and Germany (841.2 percent to 1.01 million). To lesser extents, there also were significant increases in the number of arrivals from the Netherlands (970.4 percent to 0.93 million) and Ireland (716.5 percent to 0.84 million). Considering the January to October period of 2021, the number of tourist arrivals jumped 39.3 percent over the same period of 2020 to 24.83 million tourists. source: National Statistics Institute (INE)

Tourist Arrivals in Spain averaged 4532.36 Thousand from 1995 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 10493.44 Thousand in July of 2017 and a record low of 0 Thousand in April of 2020. This page provides - Spain Tourist Arrivals - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Spain Tourist Arrivals - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2021.

Tourist Arrivals in Spain is expected to be 2400.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Spain Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 3220.00 Thousand in 2022 and 4150.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Spain Tourist Arrivals


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-11-03 08:00 AM Sep 311.9% 112.8% 65%
2021-12-02 08:00 AM Oct 402.7% 311.9% 225%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Tourist Arrivals 5131.17 4691.49 Thousand Oct/21

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Spain Tourist Arrivals Soar in October
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain soared 402.7 percent year-on-year to 5.13 million in October of 2021, amid an ongoing recovery in tourism activities following the easing of COVID-related restrictions globally. By far the largest contribution came from a dramatic recovery in the number of arrivals from the US (1,320.6 percent to 1.44 million), followed by Switzerland (568.7 percent to 1.13 million), and Germany (841.2 percent to 1.01 million). To lesser extents, there also were significant increases in the number of arrivals from the Netherlands (970.4 percent to 0.93 million) and Ireland (716.5 percent to 0.84 million). Considering the January to October period of 2021, the number of tourist arrivals jumped 39.3 percent over the same period of 2020 to 24.83 million tourists.
2021-12-02
Spain Foreign Tourist Arrivals Climb 311.9% in September
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain jumped 311.9 percent year-on-year to 4.7 million in September 2021, amid an ongoing recovery in tourism activities following the easing of COVID-related restrictions. Main increases were registered in arrivals from Germany, Belgium, the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands and Italy. Considering January to September, the number of tourist arrivals rose 17.2 percent to 19.7 million over the same period of 2020.
2021-11-03
Spain Foreign Tourist Arrivals Jump 112.8%
The number of foreign tourist arrivals in Spain surged by 112.8% year-on-year to 5.2 million in August 2021, aided by looser travel restrictions, but it was still barely above half the level seen in 2019. Main increases were registered in arrivals from France, the UK and Germany. Considering the first eight months of 2021 however, the number of foreign visitors was 15 million, or about 26% of the number in 2019.
2021-10-04

Spain Tourist Arrivals
The tourism sector accounts for around 12 percent of the Spanish GDP and 13 percent of employment.