Successful Summer: 17M International Tourists Came to Spain


The selection of international vacationers arriving to Spain in the summer time (July-September) will attain 16.9 million, this signifies 45% of these who frequented Spain in 2019, the Secretary of Condition for Tourism, Fernando Valdés, has pointed out.

In the absence of official figures for September of the Nationwide Statistics Institute (INE), Valdés requires for granted that the 16.9 million whole visitors mark will be reached just before summertime. In July and August,  9.6 million website visitors entered the nation.

The Secretary of State also highlighted the progressive advancement in Social Security enrolment in the sector, which in September rose by 6% around that thirty day period last calendar year, with 134,903 a lot more employees, with boosts in all types, other than in vacation companies.

Social Safety affiliates in the tourism sector grew by 6% in September when compared to a year in the past, with 134,903 extra personnel, so that employment in this sort of action presently reaches 2,365,731 personnel, though it continues to slide in journey companies.

He also pointed out that of the million employees who were in the Short-term Work Regulation Information (ERTE) position all through the worst times of the pandemic, only 104,834 persons continue to be in this position in September.

The ideal evolution in the summer has been that of domestic tourism, followed by European tourism, though much more distant locations have scarcely started.

This is mirrored in the figures of right away stays of the INE, which in the scenario of people are even at higher stages than in the pre-covid occasions, and specially in some autonomous communities these as the Balearic Islands.

Other figures that aid the enhancement: in Alicante, in August, there were far more establishments open than in that thirty day period of 2019 with occupancy rates of 78%, and the accommodation sector recorded better revenues than two years in the past in communities these kinds of as Andalusia, Extremadura and Castilla-La Mancha.

Also, European tourist numbers coming to Spain have developed quite positively: 91% more vacationers arrived from the Netherlands in comparison to August 2019, from Belgium that number is earlier mentioned 70%, and from Germany, 60%.

Nevertheless, in between June and August tourist paying out has been 2.5 instances higher than very last yr. Especially, in the Balearic Islands, it was 40% greater than in 2019.

Having said that, Catalonia and Madrid are even now far from recovering to pre-pandemic amounts, primarily mainly because they depend a great deal extra on the prolonged flights (specially from Latin The us) which has not yet recovered.

As for the relaxation of the year, the Secretary of Point out is optimistic and is supported by Eurocontrol data, which, in its basic scenario, point out that operations in Spain (now at 72.6%) will maximize to 85% in March of up coming yr and could even reach 93% in its most favorable situation.

He recalled that the Govt has injected much more than 52,000 million euros into the sector by means of various instruments (ICO ensures, ERTE, assist to the self-utilized…), in addition to the bailouts of corporations in the sector from the Solvency Guidance Fund for Strategic Organizations of the State Industrial Ownership Company (SEPI, in Spanish).