WITH COVID-19 restrictions now a distant reminiscence, the tourism sector in Spain is having fun with a bumper 2023. In line with figures from the Nationwide Statistics Institute (INE), resort stays have been up 21% on the yr earlier than in the course of the first 4 months of the yr, and even exceeded the extent seen in 2019, the final full yr earlier than the coronavirus pandemic hit.
The INE figures present that there have been 28 million resort stays in Spain in April, which is an 11.5% rise on the yr earlier than.
For January to April of this yr, there have been a complete of 80.9 million resort stays, representing the aforementioned 21% rise in comparison with 2022.
The key enhance was due to international visits, which have been up 16% in April in comparison with the yr earlier than for a complete of 17.3 million. Nationwide tourism is holding regular, in the meantime, rising 5% to 10.7 million within the fourth month of the yr in comparison with 2022.
The INE additionally reported that the popular locations for international guests on this interval have been the Canary and Balearic Islands in addition to Catalunya, whereas the home market most well-liked Andalusia, Catalunya and the Valencia area.