Canaries’ tourism figures fall in July

INTERNATIONAL tourist figures fell by 7.9% in the Canary Islands in July, compared with the same month last year.

They add up to around one million visitors in total, while spending also decreased, by 2.5% to €1,489m, according to official data, released this week, from Frontur and Egatur.

The average expenditure per tourist, however, stood at €1,444, which represents an increase of 5.8%, at a rate of €162 per day (+ 3.5%), while the average duration of trip was 8.9 days, which is a slight 2.1% increase.

In the first seven months of 2019, the number of international tourists has fallen by 3.5% in the Canary Islands to a total of 7.6m visitors, although spending continues to rise. It has risen by 1.1%, to reach €9,742m so far this year.

The Canary Islands is the third-highest destination in Spain this year, behind Catalonia (with almost 11.3m visitors) and the Balearic Islands (with almost 7.9m, which is a 0.2% increase).

By origin, the British market is the highest, accounting for 43.6% of the total, followed by the Germans, with 16.8%.

In the first seven months of the year, the average expenditure per tourist stood at 1,276 euros, which was 4.8% more than in the same period of last year, at a rate of 148 euros per day, and the average stay reached 8.6 days, 1.8% more.

In total, Spain has had more than 48m international tourists in the first seven months of the year, 1.9% more than in the same period of 2018, with a total expenditure of €52,360m.

From January to July, there has been 10.4m tourists from the UK, 6.5m from Germany, and 6.1m from France.


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